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The Benefits of having a Bicycle Computer on your Bike.

A Bicycle computer measures and displays information relevant to your Bicycling activity such as altitude, speed, distance traveled, and sometimes, cadence or heart rate.

You’re probably thinking that your smartphone can do all that, so why not use your smartphone instead? Here are 4 Benefits to using a dedicated Bicycle Computer vs your smartphone.

  1. Keeps your smartphone safe during your bike rides. Your smartphone is probably more expensive than a BIcycle computer. Plus, you would like the keep your smartphone safe and usable in case of emergencies.
  2. Won’t drain your smartphone’s battery. Use a Bicycle computer for cycling functions such as recording distance and determining speed, and save your phone’s battery for calling or, perhaps, sharing about your awesome bike ride on social media.
  3. Ride info is easier to read and access during bike rides. You’ll be able to easily view your speed or ride time on your Bicycle computer without having to unlock the device. Bicycle computers also have simple user interface to quickly access the different functions.
  4. Different functions made for Bicycling. Bicycle computers generally have the basic Bicycling functions much faster available, such as distance, ride time, and speed.  Depending on your Bicycling needs, you’ll also have the option to buy Bicycle computers with more advanced functions such as temperature, heart rate, cadence, altitude, gradient, calorie burn, and yes, the next beer stop.

Thinking of getting a Bicycle computer? We have both GPS and regular Cyclometers in Stock.  These days GPS have become so affordable (99$ vs. 45$ for a cyclometer) Its worth it to take advantage of the added features (smart notifications, social media interface) and the simplicity(no wheel sensor or magnets needed) for the price point.  Come see us today and let us help you enhance and maximize your cycling experience.

Karlos Rodriguez Bernart