Suggest me a cycle gps nav please

by bechdan   July 22, 2014  

Looking for the cheapest possible sat nav for cycling. I have considered using my mobile phone but the battery life is poop.

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I'm guessing you mean something that can guide you on a route, rather than something that tracks your ride?

If so I think the Garmin 800 or 810. Or the Bryton 50.

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1205 posts]
22nd July 2014 - 22:05

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Garmin Touring, it has full mapping, even OS mapping and can be bought for £180.

posted by iso2000 [4 posts]
22nd July 2014 - 22:43

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I don't do 'training' but I did want a sat-nav for the bike. Went for the Garmin Touring Plus, but it's not what I'd call cheap. Clever little gadget though.

posted by keef66 [32 posts]
23rd July 2014 - 16:20

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A Garmin Edge 800/810/Touring/1000 etc is pretty much the only option. If you're more technically inclined you could try a Bryton Rider 60 too.

posted by giobox [342 posts]
23rd July 2014 - 19:03

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Mio 505 it has a great set of functions. A surprise me function that makes up routes for you depending on distance you want to travel or ride time. Clear bright display. HR monitor is comfy to wear. Does all that o want and IMO more user friendly ( and cheaper ) than the garmin. Plus it uses the new Bluetooth standard.

posted by Gareth W-R [30 posts]
23rd July 2014 - 19:44

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There's a review of the mio 505 on here. It has had a software update since the review too. Check DC rainmakers blog as he reviews it too

posted by Gareth W-R [30 posts]
23rd July 2014 - 19:48

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All you need for navigation is a basic Garmin unit like Etrex10.

I don't follow trends. Trends follow me.

posted by BBB [188 posts]
24th July 2014 - 9:57

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Got the Garmin Tourer myself, uploading routes to follow is pretty good. Not sure I've got all the settings right for the "get me home" and round trip. It seems very keen to send me on unmade roads and paths, which ain't what I'm after!

posted by DaveG [31 posts]
24th July 2014 - 10:23

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The Garmin edge 200 will do it, no map & turn guidance though, you just follow a black line & are informed if you go off course. Battery life is amazing compared to full mapping devices. There are vids on youtube showing off many units in action.

posted by bike_food [123 posts]
24th July 2014 - 12:50

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I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin Smile

posted by CXR94Di2 [234 posts]
24th July 2014 - 14:50

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Etrex 20 if you want long run time. You can get about 18-24 hrs out of two AA batteries and just stick a new set in if you need longer. Looks a little clunky in the hand, but when fitted to the stem of your bike, it looks much neater. Tried and tested by the audaxing fraternity. You should be able to pick one up for about £120, it's about another £15 for the bike mount.

posted by FMOAB [238 posts]
24th July 2014 - 23:40

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Garmin Oregon 450 is a good compromise between functionality and price - its got a touchscreen and you can fill it up relatively easily with openstreetmap mapping.

posted by yhing [10 posts]
29th July 2014 - 10:32

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bike_food wrote:
The Garmin edge 200 will do it, no map & turn guidance though, you just follow a black line & are informed if you go off course. Battery life is amazing compared to full mapping devices. There are vids on youtube showing off many units in action.

^this
The garmin edge 510 will do this too; no map, just a line to follow

posted by juanerasmoe [11 posts]
31st July 2014 - 10:42

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