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.