Thursday, September 22, 2011

Garmin GPS for the Bicycle

 Interestingly enough and talking about gadgets, I have just discovered the Garmin Edge 200 GPS, which comes loaded with a bunch of other functions.  This GPS-enabled cycling computer tracks time, distance, speed, location and calories burned.  The Edge 200 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction to calculate your position faster. That means when you turn it on outdoors, it finds satellites quickly so you can get on with your ride. It also alerts you if you’re moving but the timer is not running. Edge 200 has an Auto Pause feature so it will stop the timer when you’re not moving, then restart automatically when you’re rolling again. You also can set alerts for distance, time or calories to make it easier and more fun to achieve your goals. (
At a price of around $149, this nice gadget will make it much easier to travel the world. You can also be part of a network network of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts at Garmin Connect. Once your ride is done, upload it to the site to see the path you traveled on a map, analyze it, share it and view more detail like elevation. Use Garmin Connect’s new Course Creator feature to plan new rides or convert a past activity into a Course. (Taken from As if that was not enough, Garmin also has two more GPS devices for bikers. Here they are:

At a price of about $249.99, the Edge 500 tracks your distance, speed, location and elevation with high sensitivity GPS. Add an ANT+™ compatible heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor or compatible power meter for a finely-tuned analysis of your ride. (

This is the mother of all bike gadgets. With a $449.99 tag, this super biker's computer has a built-in basemap and tracks your distance, speed, location and ascent/descent. Use it with an ANT+™ heart rate monitor¹, speed/cadence sensor¹ or compatible power meter² for a finely tuned analysis of your ride.
On top of all that it will give you a complete set of data, directions, maps, and a touchscreen. This is what we needed to conquer the world. Who cares about the bike, yank the GPS off the bike and keep walking :)



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