Can I purchase bike computers at Anaconda?
Yes, you can. Anaconda has a great range of bike computers ranging from simple to sophisticated. You can use bike computers just for a bit of fun, to see how far you have cycled, but you can also use them to plan your full fitness regime, keep track of distances, elevation, speeds and calories used, as well as using them to help you find your way through unfamiliar terrain.
How should I choose my bike computer?
Today’s levels of technology mean that more ride data is available to you than ever before. While the use of a smartphone to collect ride data is increasingly popular, a bike computer can still make sense for any rider, especially if you are a data-hungry enthusiast. To get started, ask yourself:
What information do you want and how will you use it?
How much are you willing to spend?
What other functionality is important? Computer connectivity? Multi-bike options?
What types of data devices are there?
When it comes to bike computers and related devices, you have several options:
Bike computer: This is the sport-specific device that mounts to your bike.
Pros: Compact, weatherproof, stays on the bike, low profile mounting, less likely to get damaged in an accident.
Cons: No versatility for other uses.
Fitness monitor for cycling: A GPS sport watch with a bike mode can be mounted to your bike’s handlebars with an adaptor.
Pros: Use one device for more than one activity, weatherproof.
Cons: Usually less compact and a higher profile, thus more prone to damage in an accident. Easy to leave behind when going on a ride.
Smartphone: Use your GPS-enabled smartphone to run a cycling app.
Pros: Large, easy-to-read screen. Provides a mapping option as well as data capture and display.
Cons: Requires a mounting bracket to attach the device to your bike. Not weatherproof without an ancillary case. Running the GPS and keeping the screen awake consumes battery power quickly. Higher mounting profile and larger surface area increases the risk of damage in an accident.
How do bike computers work?
You have several options in how a bike computer delivers information. These include the types of sensors (magnetic or GPS). And types of data transmission (wired or wireless). Other issues you may want to consider include backlighting (especially if traveling in the dark) and battery life. Check out our range of bike computers at Anaconda to find your ideal device.