- GPS watch for cycling
What’s best? £200 top whack price, something that doesn’t look like the dash board of the millennium falcon and something that will upload stuff to strava and the like. I’m not bothered about VO2 max and all that stuff, just distance, time and elevation maybe. It’ll be my only watch which I’ll wear during the week.
I was looking at the garmin forerunner 230?Posted 2 years agobobloMember
No recommendation as I’ve just started using a GPS watch whilst cycling and it’s a bit soon/jury’s still out.
Do watch (ha ha) out for battery life though. I’m finding on the longer rides (6hrs plus) battery life in GPS mode is a bit marginal and I have lost the last bits of ride records.Posted 2 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Got a Polar M400. Does practically any sport, and you can link it to Strava too (and a couple of other services), and it is “normal watch” sized.
I timed it at over 7hrs with GPS on before it went to low power mode the other day, and that’s a 2yr old watch. With GPS off it lasts a month easily between charges.Posted 2 years agobullroarSubscriber
Another Polar M400 here, mainly for running but do use it on the bike at times. My experience suggests 7 hours tops before it gives up the ghost. You can get more by taking a portable power store and plugging it in if you stop. Given the new one (M430) is on the way there may be bargains to be had on old stock.Posted 2 years agoflyingmonkeycorpsMember
I’ve been using an old Forerunner which has been grand (until the bit that clamps the strap disintegrated this morning, but it is getting on a bit). I suspect if all you want is distance / time / speed and elevation you can pretty much just pick one you like the look of, battery life is likely the main consideration.Posted 2 years ago
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