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?
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.
Lee Bakes has been using the Bryton30 for over 6 months..ask him what he thinks of it...I have the Bryton20 and love it..
I've had a Bryton for about 6 months and it does everything I need. No HR or cadence with mine but if I bought the bits it is capable of accepting those inputs as well.
I have the Bryton Rider 20 and, while not as configurable as the Rider 30, does the job fine for me. I also have the Garmin speed/cadence sensor which the Bryton happily pairs with. Still working on an ANT-capable HR sensor. By the end of it I think I'll have spent the same as for a Rider 30, without the on-screen functions of the Rider 30 (e.g. slope, elevation chart), but with a decent speed sensor (where does the Rider 30 get its speed from??).
(where does the Rider 30 get its speed from??).
GPS satellite - or from the switchable speed/cadence sensor on your chain stay
which on is easier to function and still has the cadence feature?
i'm sure the garmin is very easy to use, but the bryton is easy. if you're based down south(i forget sorry) you can pop by my place/work(reynella/edwardstown) and borrow mine for a couple of days. i wont be riding again until at least sunday.
no probs. let me know when you wanna have a play and ill bring it to work with me. i had a quick look, but i cant see where i have the box- which has my spare speed/cadence sensor in it. ill have a better look tomorrow after work.