Three of the newest cycling computer options to fit your needs.
Electronics powerhouse company Garmin has held a dominant position in the market, but a bevy of new products released in the last year has shifted the conversation. The increase in competition is great for triathletes and cyclists looking to find the head unit that best serves their needs. Here’s a look at three new GPS units that fit the entry-level, mid-range and high-end price points.
Lezyne Mini GPS
Bottom line: Simple, compact and clean
Lezyne is a newcomer to the GPS market with three cycling computers launched in 2015, but the company has expertise in electronics with its background in making bike lights. The Mini is diminutive, weighing a scant 30 grams, but it boasts plenty of useful features with a simple-to-use three-button design. The Mini can’t sync with a heart rate monitor, power meter or phone, but you can upload ride data to Strava or Training Peaks via computer. The display is small and therefore easiest to read with two data fields, but you can customize the screen to show up to four. Sselect auto scroll to rotate through fields in order to keep an eye on how many feet you’ve climbed or calories you’ve burned. All of Lezyne’s GPS computers come with an out-front mount, and the unit’s aesthetics stand out from the crowd. The Mini is ready to go out of the box with minimal setup, making it perfect for GPS newbies or triathletes who want a bike unit separate from their high-end watch.