Kenneth asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

What is the best bicycle sat nav for long distance?

Something ideal for cycling 1000miles and back. Something that wouldn’t have to rely on a phone if it dies.

And nothing too expensive?

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  • D50
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago
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    Just use your cellphone with a GPS app you like (e.g. Map my Ride, Waze, etc). You'll need to charge it, of course, after a day. But if you shut off extra power wasters like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and turn off the screen it should last OK. That's what I use. Why carry two gizmos?

  • 4 weeks ago

    OldHippie - I appreciate your feedback!

    So all of them require a phone whilst cycling?

    I was looking at the Lezyne mega XL but it needs to be connected to a phone.

    I’d be using a powerbank of course..

  • 1 month ago

    You're asking for something that does not exist!  After a full day of riding all GPS bike computers need to be recharged.  I don't know of a single one that would go over MAYBE a day & a half.  I use a Garmin Edge 'Touring Edition' model.  Pic blow.  After a 4 hour ride today, it was down to about 75%.  I found a refurbished one on $ALE for $85.00.  That's dirt cheap!  

    The lowest priced (new) Garmin with map capabilities is about $ 249.99.  https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/611996  Even from Wally World (Walmart) the lowest priced one is $209.95.  And it states: Battery life: up to 15 hours. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Garmin-Edge-520-Plus-Bi... 

    Who knows what's "Too Expensive" by your standards?  You didn't give a price.  To a millionaire, $200 is a drop in the bucket.  To me, $200 is a big hunk of change.  

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