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Recording your rides on a GPS cycling computer can add new dimensions to familiar routes and rides with interesting snippets of data about speed, heart rate, elevation change and other information.
If the GPS has mapping and navigation functions then your rides can take new turns— figuratively and literally — as you explore the country, safe in the knowledge you’re following an on-screen route.
Make the most out of this year’s Black Friday deals and bag yourself a top-scoring Garmin GPS or smartwatch.
Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS watch –
Grab a Garmin Forerunner 45 at its lowest price ever, while stocks last. Garmin
The Forerunner 45 might be aimed at runners, but it tracks a range of activities like cycling and swimming as well.
Its wrist-based heart rate monitor delivers all the key stats you need, while Garmin Coach provides free training plans and guidance from expert coaches. All this, plus smart notifications and built-in incident detection.
It’s currently the lowest price it’s ever been, but stocks won’t last long.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS smartwatch
The Forerunner 735XT is a true multi-sport watch. Amazon
With the ability to track a host of different data, this GPS smartwatch has a wrist-based heart rate monitor and can track everything from cycling to running and swimming.
It’s got the ability to receive notifications from your phone for calls, texts, emails and social media alerts and can measure your VO2 max, lactate threshold and tell you how much recovery you need
Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch
The Forerunner 35 has a ride recording function. Amazon
Although it’s best suited to running, the Forerunner 35 is a great fitness companion and can record outdoor cycling activities.
Like most of Garmin’s other GPS watches, it’s got a wrist-based heart rate monitor and can be connected to your phone to receive notifications.
Garmin Edge 530
Tweeks Cycles has discounted the Garmin Edge 530 for Black Friday. Matthew Allen / Immediate Media
The Edge 530 replaced the outgoing Edge 520 and Edge 520 Plus when it was introduced earlier this year. It’s a feature-packed GPS bike computer that’s aimed at serious riders who want a range of performance metrics and navigation features.
Sharing nearly all of its functionality with the more expensive Edge 830, the 530 instead goes without a touchscreen by using buttons on the side of the device. It was good enough to score four out of five stars in our detailed review.
Garmin Vivofit 3 –
The Vivofit 3 is just £29.99 at Decathlon this Black Friday. Decathlon
Decathlon is selling the Vivofit 3 at an alarmingly affordable £29.99 this Black Friday.
This smartwatch is best suited to tracking day-to-day life, tracking heart rate, steps and calorie counting. Nonetheless, it could still be a really useful addition to a GPS headunit to track your training and recovery.
Act quickly as we expect this one to sell out pretty quickly.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS cycling computer
The Garmin 520 will help you navigate your way to success. Ben Delaney / Immediate Media
With on-device navigation that uses the Garmin Cycle Map – which is based on OpenStreet Map data – the 520 Plus has turn-by-turn navigation, off-route redirection and back to start routing functionality. It’s a great performer and scored 4.5 stars when we reviewed it.
It’s got great battery life too and is compatible with all modern-day sensors, and outperforms its price tag, especially with the Black Friday discount.
Garmin Edge 25 GPS computer
We highly rate the diminutive Edge 25. Matthew Allen / Immediate Media
It may have been around for a little while already but Garmin’s tiny Edge 25 remains an impressive unit that ticks the boxes for a lot of everyday cyclists.
Its limited screen size does restrict how much data you can see at one time but for the average club rider who wants to log rides, monitor performance and follow pre-planned routes, it’s ideal.
The diminutive Edge 25 was good enough to score four out of five stars in our detailed review.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus MTB Performance Bundle
If you’re an MTBer this GPS bundle should be on your radar. Evans Cycles
If you’re a mountain biker, you’ll appreciate the MTB Performance Bundle that builds on the Edge 520’s standard kit with a mountain bike mount, a silicone case and the Edge remote, so you don’t need to let go of the bars to operate the GPS.
Garmin Edge 820 Performance Bundle GPS cycling computer
Strava Live Segments can be programmed to show your PR for a given segment or the best time of the KOM or the person above you on the Strava leaderboard. As you ride, you get feedback on how fast you are going compared to this time. Courtesy Garmin
With a touchscreen display, the Edge 830 builds on the functions of the Edge 520 with FTP and VO2 max testing when used with a heart rate sensor and power meter.
The sensor bundle also includes a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and a speed sensor, so you’ve got no excuses to not get training!
Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer
Garmin’s Edge 1030 GPS computer packs in a ridiculous number of features. Matthew Allen / Immediate Media
Boasting a 3.5in colour touchscreen, the Edge 1030 is Garmin’s top-of-the-range GPS cycling computer with on-device route creation, turn-by-turn navigation with alerts, and impressive mapping.
It’s also got rider-to-rider messaging and phone text, email and call notifications.
We awarded the Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer four out of five stars when we reviewed it.
Garmin Edge 1030 Performance Bundle GPS cycling computer
Geek out on stats with the extra sensors included in the Garmin Edge 1030 Performance Bundle. Evans Cycles
Like the basic Edge 1030 package, the Performance Bundle adds a heart rate monitor, speed sensor and a cadence sensor, so that you can measure every part of your ride.
Garmin Edge 130 GPS cycling computer
The Edge 130 is an impressive piece of tech. Garmin
With power meter, and Bluetooth and ANT+ sensor compatibility, this diminutive GPS cycling computer packs a punch way above its 33g headline weight figure.
It’s got on-screen notifications from your phone, supports LiveTrack and can connect to the Garmin Connect IQ store. Thanks to its host of impressive features we gave it four out of five stars.
Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire GPS watch
Jam-packed with tech, the Fenix is as comfortable recording rides as it is other activities. Evans Cycles
As one of Garmin’s multi-sport watches, the Fenix 5X records your rides and can track your other fitness activities.
With technology such as wrist-based blood oxygen monitoring and heart rate, European mapping and music player integration, you won’t be left wanting for more.
Garmin Vivomove smartwatch
Track your daily activity levels with this fitness tracker watch. Amazon
Although it lacks GPS tracking, the Vivomove smartwatch still records your daily activity levels keeping track of your stress, heart rate and walking or running. It should be the perfect companion to one of Garmin’s bike-mounted GPS.
Garmin Approach S10 GPS smartwatch
Record your time on the golf course with the Garmin Approach S10. Amazon
The Approach S10 isn’t strictly bike-related, suited to golf enthusiasts to record their day’s on the course.