Bike GPS Systems

Finding The Best Bike GPS System

Although it is common for car owners to have a GPS system in their vehicle, this same technology is also branching out into other modes of transportation especially cycling.

Professional cyclists are using Bike GPS systems to perfect their performance and it is becoming increasingly popular amongst the cyclists community.

One of the main reasons for these changes and the acceptance into this sport is because it helps the riders in improving their performance in a variety of different strategic ways.  With the info that's tracked and reported, the cyclist can use their personal training data to improve their training regimes.  As a result, the training that the cyclist does today is often customized to their individual needs or to a specific team of cyclists.

 

In addition to providing valuable post training data, the cyclists can also take advantage of other great GPS features.  Some of these major features are listed below:

 

Selecting The Best Route with GPS

When an individual's training is based on endurance, the personal trainer will have to monitor the route that they are taking.  Using bike GPS navigation can prevent the cyclists from expending too much effort and energy on super-hilly courses. With a manufacturer such as Garmin bike GPS computer, the best route can be set up on the system in advance, which means the route that is selected will meet that particular day's training goals. Hence, the GPS computer system will often become an automatic director that sets the course and the pace for the bike rider.

 

Using GPS To Select Altitude

In addition to providing navigation maps for the cyclist, a bike GPS tracker will also identify ascent information during a rider’s training session. Hence, they can track their exact altitude information as they are riding up and down areas in certain locations. This is accomplished by using the altimeter. According to an individual's weight and fitness level, the power to weight ratio is also an essential measurement. This data is normally taken and tracked when the cyclists climbs the hilly areas. Therefore, with the right kind of GPS system, an individual can trace specific measurements (i.e. 1550m climbed' vs. went flat and stayed below 50 feet).

 

Advance Info On Routes Or Route Familiarization

Even when a cyclist trains heavily, the day of the event may have many different surprises contained in it. One of which is the diversity in routes. Prior to the use of the GPS computer, the trainer and the cyclist could only guesstimate the types of routes included in the actual events. Today, a guess is no longer needed, since the course details can be found online via various websites. In fact, the exact route can be obtained online.

 

GPS And Accuracy

Bike GPS  will provide the cyclist and the trainer with better training data. This data can be used to calculate a cyclist's speed correctly. Due to the accuracy involved, when the training data is taken, the trainer can review the results and compare them to the actual speed on the day of the event.

This technology is not just for pro cyclists. Many pleasure riders are using GPS to help them improve their fitness levels and plan the ideal routes for their own needs. Many people who enjoy cycle touring are turning to bike GPS navigation to help them find their way in less familiar territory.

We have many  cheap  bike GPS computers and accessories here at MyCycleShop for you to choose from. Naturally we have top brands like Garmin bike GPS, Cateye and Bryton supplied from the leading retailers.

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Garmin Forerunner Bike Mount KitGarmin Forerunner Bike Mount Kit. Key Features Handlebar Mount Kit For All Garmin Forerunners Increases The Visibility And Accuracy Of The GPS Unit Rubber Mount Reduces Vibration Universal Fitment Fits All Bikes Zip Ties Allow Easy Fixing And Removal...
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K-edge Garmin Edge Computer Mount Xl RedK-Edge Garmin Edge Computer Mount XL Red. K-Edge's best selling Garmin mount has been updated for 2014 and now comes in a Extra Large size to fit the new Garmin Edge 1000 GPS cycle computer. CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminium with a long lasting pro...
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Tomtom Runner Gps Sports Watch - GreyThe TomTom Runner GPS is a very light and slim sports watch that is great for accompanying your exercise sessions, especially for runners, and boasts some great technology. The QuickGPSFix system in the watch locates you faster so you can get exercis...
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Tomtom Runner Gps Sports Watch - PinkThe TomTom Runner GPS is a very light and slim sports watch that is great for accompanying your exercise sessions, especially for runners, and boasts some great technology. The QuickGPSFix system in the watch locates you faster so you can get exercis...
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Tomtom Runner Gps Sports Watch - BlackThe TomTom Runner GPS is a very light and slim sports watch that is great for accompanying your exercise sessions, especially for runners, and boasts some great technology. The QuickGPSFix system in the watch locates you faster so you can get exercis...
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Cateye Stealth 10 Wireless Gps Cycles ComputerCateye Stealth 10 Wireless GPS Cycles Computer. The Stealth 10 is the little brother of the Stealth 50 and like its bigger brother is enabled with GPS so you can track your rides from start to finish including where you have been, average/max speeds ...
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Garmin Forerunner 10 Gps Running Watch - Black/redThe Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS running watch is a great exercise companion, tracking every mile you cover at the press of a button. It records your distance covered, pace, calories and time, and will flash when you complete a mile and show you when you...
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Garmin Forerunner 10 Gps Running Watch - Orange/blackThe Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS running watch is a great exercise companion, tracking every mile you cover at the press of a button. It records your distance covered, pace, calories and time, and will flash when you complete a mile and show you when you...
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Garmin Forerunner 10 Small Gps Running Watch - BlackThe Garmin Forerunner 10 small GPS is a user-friendly running watch that tracks your distance, calories and pace at the press of a button, and motivates you by informing you when you complete a mile or beat a personal record. The watch is light and c...
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Garmin Forerunner 10 Small Gps Running Watch - GreenThe Garmin Forerunner 10 small GPS is a user-friendly running watch that tracks your distance, calories and pace at the press of a button, and motivates you by informing you when you complete a mile or beat a personal record. The watch is light and c...
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Garmin Forerunner 10 Small Gps Running Watch - VioletThe Garmin Forerunner 10 small GPS is a user-friendly running watch that tracks your distance, calories and pace at the press of a button, and motivates you by informing you when you complete a mile or beat a personal record. The watch is light and c...
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Lezyne Mini Gps Cycle ComputerLezyne Mini GPS Cycle Computer. Key Features No Sensors Required Ultra Sharp, Easy To Read And Semi-Customizable Display With Backlight Elegant, Machined Aluminum Bevel Simple Three Button Operation Scrolling Data Ticker And Auto Start/Stop Functions...
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Lezyne Mini Gps Cycle ComputerLezyne Mini GPS Cycle Computer. Key Features No Sensors Required Ultra Sharp, Easy To Read And Semi-Customizable Display With Backlight Elegant, Machined Aluminum Bevel Simple Three Button Operation Scrolling Data Ticker And Auto Start/Stop Functions...
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Lezyne Mini Gps Cycle ComputerLezyne Mini GPS Cycle Computer. Key Features No Sensors Required Ultra Sharp, Easy To Read And Semi-Customizable Display With Backlight Elegant, Machined Aluminum Bevel Simple Three Button Operation Scrolling Data Ticker And Auto Start/Stop Functions...
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Garmin Edge 200 GpsBring new life to every ride with the Garmin Edge 200 GPS. This GPS-enabled cycling computer tracks time, distance, speed, location and calories burned. The Edge 200 is ideal for training, everyday and touring rides or any adventure you want to reliv...
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