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Garmin 500 or Bryton 35, (GPS Bike Computers)


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Hi guys with one should i buy/

The garmin 500 or the bryton 35?

need some feed back ASAP!?

 

Thanks Cheers

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Recently faced the same decision - went with the Garmin and I'm very happy with it! Don't really know why I picked it - seems to have a bigger following, which should count for something.

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i bought the bryton 35 the other day. Considered the Garmin but opted for the bryton. Been very happy with it

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Garmin. Bryton is a shameless copy of the 500, and if you shop around enough the price difference is not worth penny pinching over. I got my 500 about two years ago for roughly R2.1k (with HRM strap) from Evan's Cycles. It's been a superb gadget, especially for an owner of multiple bikes.

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The two are very similar in functionality and support. For me it would build down to the following ...

 

1. go play with both, see which one feels more intuitive,

2. have a look at their respective data analysis systems. Garmin is either online (Garmin Connect) or off line (Training Centre). Not sure about Bryton but THINK it's online only.

3. What maps can you load on the unit (T4a, etc)

 

I have a Garmin simply because I have other Garmin products, have used them for years, and they all talk nicely to my computer. Also, nice to have one application to plan all routes, etc on (BaseCamp). Garmin has been VERY good to me over the years in terms of support, warranties, etc, so I will continue to support them.

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+1 for the edge 500, great device...

 

HEman is right, you cannot load maps on the 500 but you can load routes of previously ridden trails, very handy if you want to check out new singletrack at venues.

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Garmin, it's the one all the others are copying, looking at buying one fr my wife also, also sites like strata integrates better with Garmin, Bryton you have to follow some special work arounds.

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Nice inputs, I also need to pick up a bike computer. What is the cost of the Garmin 500, as well the Bryton 35?

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a lot of people are also going for the mobii but im sticking with my edge 500 its all i need and more :)

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Hi guys with one should i buy/

The garmin 500 or the bryton 35?

need some feed back ASAP!?

 

Thanks Cheers

 

Got my 500 last year - clocked up maybe 1500km using it so far, plus use it as a HR monitor at the gym since I don't have a watch based HR. Very happy with it so far.

 

Nivo had great price when I got mine and delivered quick. Not quite as cheap as UK, but less delivery and no uncertainty on customs charges. Delivered quick too.

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I have a Bryton and I couldnt be happier. Never used a Garmin so I cant comment although friends did complain about the battery life

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I have a Bryton and I couldnt be happier. Never used a Garmin so I cant comment although friends did complain about the battery life

 

Interesting - have never seen my 500 battery indicator drop below about 80%, but then longest ride is typical +/- 4 hrs. Will have to keep an eye out, see if it worsens much on longer rides or when it gets older.

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