High-tech Features For Cycle Computers

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A cycle computer is one of the top must-have cycling accessories for bike enthusiasts, particularly if you want to keep track of your progress or are following a fitness regime.

The range of cycle computers out there can vary from basic models to those using state-of-the-art technology such as GPS.

For the keenest of cyclists, or those who just love gadgets, here are four of the latest high-tech features to look out for in a quality cycle computer:

*Wireless technology
Buying a wireless cycle computer means there are no pesky wires to get tangled up with the rest of your bike. Although they can be slightly more expensive than wired computers, this extra convenience is worth it!

*Sat nav and GPS
Some bike computers include GPS technology that works in a similar way to car sat navs, to help you find your way to your destination using turn-by-turn directions.

*Ergonomic Buttons
These are specially designed buttons that are easier to use when on the move or wearing cycle gloves - very handy indeed for navigating the on-screen menu.

*Cadence sensors
Some cycle computers have cadence sensors that measure your pedal rate, usually in revolutions per minute. This gives you a better idea of how hard your body is working, rather than simply measuring speed.

Get advice on the best cycling accessories

The best retailers will offer cycle computers with these added features and will be able to advise you of the best type for your needs. This will depend on the amount of cycling you do and how far you want to monitor your activity.

Of course, a cycle computer covering the basics of current speed, average speed and distance travelled will be perfectly fine for most people. However if you take pride in having the most up-to-date cycling accessories, look out for a bike computer with some of the features above and you won't go far wrong.
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This article was published on 2010/12/18