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Cyclists, can you recommend me a cycle computer please?

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MrsPennyapple Thu 25-Apr-13 21:15:30

Hello, it's DP's birthday coming up, and I would like to get him a cycle computer. Ideally I'd like something that includes the basics like how far & how fast, but also information about fitness, such as how much energy he is using / calories burned off, something like that. Does such a thing exist? Are they any good? Can you recommend one please?

Alternatively if you've bought one and were disappointed, and you think they are a waste of money, do tell me! (And suggest an alternative gift for the hardest man in the universe to buy for.)

Thank you!

FredFredGeorge Thu 25-Apr-13 23:24:42

A garmin 500 or similar is about the sensible thing for that.

MrsPennyapple Fri 26-Apr-13 13:59:12

Thanks FredFredGeorge

bluebean Fri 26-Apr-13 14:08:27

My DH bought a cycling computer thingie that he now never uses. He uses the free Strava app on his phone instead, which he thinks is much

FredFredGeorge Fri 26-Apr-13 20:43:27

bluebean Strava is very good - but the Garmin's let you use Strava too, much better and without draining the battery on the phone - useful if you need to call your wife to come rescue you when you get tired!

MrsPennyapple Fri 26-Apr-13 21:12:16

DP doesn't have a smart phone, and is not likely to get one any time soon, so apps not much use to him smile I'll check out the Garmin's thing. Thank you!

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