Cheap Cycle Computers
Accurately check your cycling speed, cadence & distance!
This section is dedicated to bike computers, from budget offerings with a handful of basic functions, to top of the range GPS models. The cheaper models work by attaching magnets to your spokes, entering your wheel diameter and the computer calculates the rest. More expensive GPS models accurately check your location against satellites, and calculate your altitude, speed and total distance from those recordings. The vast majority are waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about changing conditions.
This section has some overlap with my GPS and Heart Rate Monitor pages, so you may also wish to visit those pages if you have specific requirements. I’ve tried to list as many details as I can find about each computer, but as with all other expensive bike accessories, it’s worth checking Youtube and established cycling websites (i.e. not affiliate websites that praise every model!) for accurate real life reviews before buying.
Oh and if you want to save even more money, you can use your mobile phone as a bike computer – there are several cycling apps available for iPhones and Android which may achieve your objectives for mere pennies! Anyway enough spiel, onto my computer offers.