While the market for bike-friendly GPS computers might be dominated specifically by another brand of GPS systems, it would be nice to see some changes and some new competition.
This high sensitivity chipset GPS computer, while not a touchscreen GPS, is pretty reliable and dependable when riders hit the road or the mountains.
The Bryton Rider 50 GPS also has a display with a 2.2 color transflective TFT, which works well in different types of climates and weather. On several tests, it seemed capable of withstanding temperatures up to -8 degrees.
For a GPS computer, the Bryton Rider 50 is definitely a light heavyweight, coming in at a whopping 106 grams and is waterproof and water resistant for 30 minutes in a specific depth of 1 meter. The card used and accepted for this great looking device works well with a micro SD card, which also complements the lightweight design for this quirky GPS.
Techically speaking, the Bryton Rider 50 can do what other GPS computers can provide at a lighter cost. Pop it in your computer and download the specs and the map for any area into it and it provides you with insane details, including your ride speed, elapsed time and distance and direction. It also has six modes to choose from, including Fitness mode which helps you find out how much you are sweating out or even your heart rate. Other modes include simple mode, advanced mode, zone based, interval and lap.
The Rider 50 also offers a barometer and a digital compass you can use during treks to unknown or unregistered areas with the GPS.
Overall, the Rider is a great purchase even without the touchscreen capability. It’s sturdy and once again dependable and can definitely help you out in tight spots when riding. Best of all, the new Bryton Rider 50 costs $499.95.