Finding the best Bike computer – What you need to know
One of the most important tools for cycling is the bike computer. Not only for the personal ride analysis it provides relevant information, such as kilometers traveled, speed and altitude. The recorded data also always provide the basis for improvements, material adjustments - to improve the readings on the next ride.
Basic functions of cycling computers are the display of the current, the maximum and the average speed. Furthermore, there are overviews of the time ridden and the distance.
Wireless Cycling Computer
Modern bike computers of today have multi-line, sometimes high-resolution color displays. Whereas in the past the bike computer had to be connected to the receiver on the bike fork by means of a cable, nowadays transmission is usually wireless.
Intelligent sensors can also be used to derive much more comprehensive data from riding behavior. Devices such as the SIGMA SPORT SIGMA ROX 11.1 EVO SENSOR SET CYCLING COMPUTER can also be connected to the cell phone via ANT+ and the data is then directly available there. Speedometer is in any case much more accurate than GPS, if the wheel circumference was set correctly. From the smartphone, this data can then of course also be synchronized with applications on the PC and evaluated more accurately.
GPS Cycling Computer
If bike computer has GPS, other functions are available to you. You can record routes or call up and ride planned routes in apps such as Komoot. The bike computer also uses GPS to display route profiles and progressions. The biggest advantage is the speed and distance measurement in real time.
In addition to the actual bike computer, it also makes sense for ambitious cyclists to use accessories such as cadence monitors or heart rate monitors to evaluate their personal cycling data in even greater detail.
Bobshops' opinion: Bike computers are a real must-have for all cycling enthusiasts.