June 15, 2024


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Best budget cycling computers: Track your ride without the big price tag

It really is amazing what technology we can fit in the palm of our hand – mobile smartphones are one thing while the best cycling computers are another. GPS cycling computers can range from affordable to ridiculous, with capabilities including GPS tracking, Bluetooth, maps, speed, distance, time, and even Wi-Fi connection. Higher-end computers wirelessly connect to sensors such as options from the best power meters and can track your power output, cadence, left/right balance, and more. And that’s not all – many computers can connect to third-party apps such as Strava, Zwift, and Komoot. 

While some the best cycling computers such as the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, run as high as £500, there are cheaper options on the market with many of the same capabilities. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll help you sift through the marketing jargon, and pick out a few of our favorites from the best budget cycling computers segment.