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?
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.
Star Cycles have Bryton 30 with HR and cadence this month for $225. Bargain price for a very reliable unit.
I bought the Bryton, simply because it was cheaper. It's so closely modeled on the Garmin it's been the subject of lawsuits. Garmin users tell me there are a few very minor differences that to my mind favor Garmin, but one sales point- the Bryton has excellent battery life.
I get mildly annoyed by the Bryton web page which is clunky at times, but apart from the first automatic upload, I send my data to Strava anyway. Their firmware upgrades have improved the unit a lot in the last 12 months - When I first bought I got the feeling it was a start-up company who had rushed to market before the niggles had been sorted. The HR monitor is very comfortable (not that I use it much)
Verdict. Garmin may be a better overall package, but I'm happy enough.