I am looking at buying a new computer/GPS for my bike that has cadence and heart rate, I was just wondering what’s the difference between Garmin Edge 500 and Bryton Rider 30, what’s the pros and cons for them and which one you would go with. I would like to know your experience you had with the computer. Also which one is easier and better to use. As well could you comment what websites are the cheapest to get them off?
i have the bryton 30. recently bryton modified their firmware(even though strava claimed they were going to ...) so for me to use strava i upload my files through brytonsport(standard and automatic) and when i choose to save it i choose the .tcx option. then in strava i choose to download from pc and click the file. done. i'm sure it is still a bit easier with the garmin, but it is very easy with the bryton. no pc knowledge needed.
price wise, $250 from star cycles in elizabeth(with hrm and cadence), and the same when i asked standish cycles morphett vale if they'd match the price.
i think both units have the exact same features and general layout of screens. i can have 3 'pages' with 6 data fields, per page.
if they were both the same price and both available in a shop, i'd probably go for the garmin. but the bryton has been really good, and like for like(shop price not internet price) is a decent amount cheaper.
Carmen, catch up with me at GW next Saturday and you can use mine for the day. I'll fill you in on how to work it.
Are you trying to get your heart rate down Gary, this may help.
Don't usually worry about my heart rate Mick, resting in high 40's is good but too scared to look at it, especially climbing where it can get up to around 180. Gotta do something about dragging around 20kg too much weight up those hills.
@ Carmen, link to options you can display
Carmen, Bryton 30 is awesome. I has lots of different functions. Go see Gary and get him to hook you up. You won't look back
It shows elevation and has a very clear screen. You can view up to 6 readouts on one screen depending on how you have it configured.