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GPS monitoring cyclometer computer systems for bicycles

GPS monitoring cyclometer computer systems for bicycles

Technology
GPS satellite navigation isn't just for cars and hikers. Specialized GPS monitoring units for cyclists are now available too. Popular brands include Garmin (Edge) and Magellan. How GPS monitoring Cyclometers Work GPS monitoring cyclometers (bicycle computers or cyclocomputers) are similar to standard GPS monitoring units, but there are some differences and optimizations for cyclists. Instead of using a magnetic sensor on the bicycle wheel, the GPS monitoring cyclometer uses its GPS coordinates to calculate speed and distance. This means that no setup is required: no magnet, no wires, no entering of wheel circumference into the computer. Just like other GPS monitoring units, some bicycle GPS computers have a mapping function but not all do. A standard GPS can be used as a...