Bryton Rider 20 GPS computer review

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£140

Bryton Rider 20 computer

BikeRadar verdict

4 out of 5 stars

"An easy to use GPS-enabled computer. Just don’t lose the charge lead!"

Friday, May 25, 2012 11.00am By

Bryton’s Rider 20 is a GPS-enabled bike computer; that is, it tells you your in-ride stats but doesn’t have on-screen mapping. Off-piste explorers will need to look elsewhere for guidance. It does record your route to be overlaid onto maps when you download it to Bryton’s site, though.

Like Garmin’s Edge 500, the Bryton Rider 20 uses GPS tracking to give you plug-and-play ANT+ enabled wireless data collection (including heart rate), with no need to calibrate for wheel size – a definite boon for technophobes. The unit sets up in seconds and displays current speed, max speed, average speed, total distance/trip distance, altimeter and calories burned.

Customisable data screens mean you can display facts and figures in the way you want them, and in large type that’s easy to see on the move. The battery life says 24 hours, and we’ve had 20 before we fell asleep. Only the weird, dedicated-design non-USB charger is a worry, given the number of things we lose or break.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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Specification

Name:
Rider 20 computer (12)
Brand:
Bryton
Price:
£140

Description:
• Model: Bryton Rider 20 • Dimension: WxHxD 39.8 x 60.5 x 16.5 mm • Weight: 40 g • Display size: 1.6" Mono display • Battery life: 18 hours with GPS on • High-sensitivity GPS: yes • Waterproof: IPX6 • Wirelss Interface: 2.4GMHz Ant+ • Heart rate monitor: optional • Speed/Cadence sensor: optional • Bike mount: yes • Barometric altimeter: no • Stopwatch: yes • Alert: yes • G-Sensor: no • Lap history: 1500 • Log history: 24 hours • Record POI: no • Heart rate zones: 7 • Bike profile: 2 • HD turn-by-turn street map: no • Micro SD card slot: no • Bryton bridge 2 software: yes • Brytonsport.com training center: yes

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