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GPS monitoring cyclometer computer systems for bicycles

GPS monitoring cyclometer computer systems for bicycles

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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...
How to buy best GPS monitoring system

How to buy best GPS monitoring system

Technology
Shopping for a GPS monitoring navigation unit can be overwhelming for someone who has never owned or used a GPS system. Should a customer buy a Tom-Tom GPS, or that cool Garmin watch, or perhaps that new handheld Magellan GPS system? In many cases, a person who is buying their first GPS monitoring system won't know what to look for in a navigation unit. The shopper may opt for the most popular brand or he may purchase a navigation unit with the best price. But these methods won't lead a customer to the best GPS systems for his/her needs. When buying a navigation unit, it's important to consider the navigation system's features relative to the customer's needs and intended use. Types of GPS monitoring Systems – Car Units, Watch GPS, Handheld Systems There are several differe