Bryton vs Garmin - GPS Cycling Computer fight
Bryton cycling computers have been around for almost a decade with a team of highly experienced developers from other GPS companies like Magellan, NavMan and Mio, bringing with them enough brain-power and know-how to rattle the Garmin dominated industry of GPS cycling computers.
In the last few years, Bryton partnered up with AG2R LA MONDIALE, a UCI Pro Team racing all the major cycling races, including de Tour de France, the Vuelta a Espana and the Giro de Italia. Bryton’s target is to create products that redefine sports electronics with GPS applications, improving usability and rich features to keep users interested and motivated.
Bryton Vs. Garmin
We now take a look at the Bryton Rider 10, the Bryton Rider 330 and the Bryton Rider 530, and see they compare with the Garmin Edge 20, the Garmin Edge 25 and the Garmin Edge 520.
The Bryton Rider 10 is targeted at beginner to intermediate riders who want to record their bike rides so they can, later on, share with a larger audience, Strava for instance, or analyse the ride data and implement some training regime to improve speed/endurance. With all the functions from an old-school cycling computer, the Bryton adds GPS and Bluetooth connectivity at an unbeatable price giving you all the tools to bring your cycling experience to the next level.
The Bryton Rider 10 presents its data on a larger screen with 4 data fields per page versus Garmin’s 3 data fields and offer double the battery life. The biggest difference between these 3 computers is that the Bryton is priced incredibly close to a non-GPS computer, sitting around $80, whilst the Garmin Edge 20 & Edge 25 sell for $160 and $210, respectively.
Next is the Bryton Rider 330 and Bryton Rider 530 units compared to the Garmin Edge 520. The Bryton Rider 330 & 530 GPS cycling computers targets intermediate to experienced cyclists who need quality information to be easily accessible at all times. With support for Bike 1 and Bike 2, the Bryton connects to GPS signal much faster than Garmin units and has clever data page layouts that show/hide according to what sensors are connected to the computer.
Versus the Garmin Edge 520, the Rider 330 and 530 offer double the battery life and allow you to create a routable map on the Bryton mobile App which you can then follow turn-by-turn style on the computer, something that Garmin lacks. Lastly, the price comparison between the 2 brands highlights the incredible value for money you get from Bryton. With the Garmin Edge 520 head unit being sold in Australia for $290, whilst the Bryton Rider 330e (head unit) sells for $160 and the Bryton Rider 530e (head unit) selling for $190. If you decide to get the Bryton Rider 530t (head unit plus speed, cadence and heart monitor sensors), you’ll be able to pick one up for $290, a real bargain when compared to the Garmin Edge 520 bundle going for $380.
Click below to read magazine reviews on the Bryton Rider 10, Bryton Rider 330 and Bryton Rider 530
Not to be viewed as a Garmin alternative, Bryton is making great strides into securing a solid standing in the GPS cycling computer industry. Feature packed, huge battery life, easy to operate, reliable and incredible value for money, Bryton’s popularity amongst cyclists is growing quickly not only in Australia but everywhere in the world.