Best Cycling Computers

Best Cycling Computers Review

Choosing the best cycling computers is subjective, what actually determines the best one? For some, it’s about build quality, features and functionality whereas others focus on price and the best translates into cheapest. Our top 10 review therefore includes a combination of both, top brands like Garmin & Wahoo plus the absolute cheapest bike computer we could find, so there’s something for everyone, we hope.

We recently did an in-depth review of the Garmin Edge GPS computers, including comparing models, specifications and prices, so head over there if that’s of interest. Garmin are probably thought by many to be the best computers but they are more expensive than some of the entry-level models below.

Cycling computers are a great source of features and functionality, and whilst you can spend quite a bit of money on these shiny GPS devices, you’ll probably want to start with thinking about what you’re going to use it for.

In the first instance, they’ll let you record basic ride information, such as distance, time & speed. If you have a cadence sensor fitted to your bike, it’ll allow you to record that too. As you progress up the price range, recording the actual route ridden and downloading maps and routes also becomes possible.

Connectivity is important for some cyclists, with all ride data being synchronised with the cycling app of choice; Strava, Garmin Connect, RideWithGPS etc, either via WiFi or Bluetooth. For those having difficulties with Strava import GPX files we’ve written an extensive article on how to do this.

Additional options may include display screen backlight intensity, useful in low light or bright sunny days, but just watch how this affects battery life. Quick tip for Garmin users, reduce the display screen down to 50% to give yourself significantly longer battery usage. Display screens can be full colour or black & white, which may be perfectly adequate if you are just looking to record riding data. Colour screens only really come into their own if you are downloading routes and maps, with A-roads and B-roads being distinguished from each other.

Given the UK weather, waterproof devices are essential, and whilst most offer this, just check before buying. Likewise, it’s worth checking how the computer fits onto your bike, some are less robust than others and some require you to purchase a specific mount. If you are looking down at a computer that’s not adequately secured to your handlebars, you’ll find yourself stopping frequently to move it back into the correct position.

Top 10 Cycling Computers

Best Buy #1
Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM V1 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer
  • ON-DEVICE TURN BY TURN NAVIGATION - The ELEMNT ROAM will automatically generate turn-by-turn prompts for routes and file types; including GPX files, TCX files, and routes imported from Strava, Ride...
  • AUTOMATIC ROUTE DOWNLOADS & WORKOUT UPLOADS - When synced with compatible accounts (Strava, Ride With GPS, Best Bike Split, Komoot, MTB Project, SingleTracks), your saved routes will be automatically...
  • TAKE ME TO ON-DEMAND ROUTE GENERATION - Allows you to create a route with turn-by-turn directions by selecting a location directly on the ELEMNT ROAM map page, using its pan and zoom, or by selecting...
  • SMART NOTIFICATIONS & LIVE TRACKING - Provides on-screen pop-up alerts and LED indications to notify you of calls, texts, emails, WhatsApp, Signal, Line, Telegram, and WeChat on iOS and Android. Only...
Best Buy #2
Bike Computer Wireless Speedometer IPX7 Waterproof IPX7 Waterproof with LCD Backlight Bicycle Odometer LCD Screen and Automatic Sleep Function Cycling Computer Universal for Children and Adults
  • 【Multifunction】:Bike computer is very suitable for measuring average speed, riding speed, maximum speed, odometer, digital clock, riding time, stopwatch, riding distance and automatic on/off, keep...
  • 【High-precision data】:High-precision analog coded radio provides accurate data transmission for you every time you ride, the connection is stable, and it can provide you with professional bicycle...
  • 【Auto Sleep and Wake】:If the speedometer does not receive any speed signal within 4 minutes, it will automatically go to sleep to save power. Just press any button or there is an action signal...
  • 【Waterproof LCD screen】:The backlit display can be read in high definition even in direct sunlight or in the dark, with a closed waterproof design and more reliable protection performance, no need...
SaleBest Buy #3
Garmin Edge 130 Plus GPS Bike Computer, Black
  • Simplified, rugged design with 1.8” display that’s crisp and easy to read in sunlight or low-light conditions
  • Get training guidance by syncing structured indoor or outdoor workouts to your device from the Garmin Connect app or other apps, including TrainingPeaks and TrainerRoad
  • Improve your fitness with dynamic performance insights such as VO2 max and heart rate, and manage your efforts during tough ascents with the ClimbPro feature
  • Know where you’ve been, where you’re headed and how to get back to start with turn prompts and a breadcrumb map
Best Buy #4
iGPSPORT BSC100S Wireless Bike Computer, 2.6 inch LCD Screen Auto Backlight, IPX7 Waterproof, 40H Battery Life, ANT+/Bluetooth 5.0 GPS Cycle Computer (Black)
  • 【Position Faster & Accurate Data】This bike computer is equipped with exclusive imported advanced chips, supporting 5 satellite (GPS+Beidou+GLONASS+GALILEO+QZSS) positioning, which makes your unit...
  • 【Data Sync & Sharing to Strava】Official iGPSPORT APP supported. After each riding, your data will automatically sync to APP. And you can share your cycling data to popular platforms such as...
  • 【Large Auto Backlight Screen】This cycling computer is designed with a 2.6 inch anti-glare screen to bring you a clearer and more transparent visual experience. With automatic backlight function,...
  • 【40 Hours Battery Life & IPX7 Waterproof】This GPS bike computer is designed with type C charge port, let it take less time to fully charge than normal micro USB port. It can last up to 40H to...
Best Buy #5
COOSPO Bike Computer GPS Wireless, ANT+ Cycling Computer GPS with Bluetooth, Multifunctional ANT+ Bicycle Computer GPS with 2.4 LCD Screen, Bike Speedometer with Auto Backlight IP67
  • 🔴ANT+ Sensor Compatibility – Coospo new generation bike computer BC107 maximizes compatibility by working perfectly with ANT+ sensors, such as: heart rate monitor, speed and cadence sensor, power...
  • 🔵GPS Positioning – It features double satellite positioning, which can provide accurate GPS data all over the world. After power on, it will automatically capture GPS signals and automatically...
  • 🔴2.4 inch Screen with Auto Backlight - 2.4-inch segment code FSTN glass screen, visible even in direct sunlight, automatically sensing the environment to turn on the backlight.
  • 🔵Sync To Strava - You can sync activity (.fit file) to strava via Coosporide App on your phone. Note: you CAN’T upload .fit file directly to strava by USB transmission on your PC.
SaleBest Buy #6
Garmin Edge Explore Touchscreen Touring Bike Computer with Connected Features, White
  • Easy-to-use GPS bike computer with high-resolution, 3” glove- and rain-friendly touchscreen that’s visible even in direct sunlight
  • Includes preloaded Garmin Cycle Map with turn-by-turn navigation and Trendline popularity routing to find the on- and off-road routes most-travelled by cyclists
  • Built-in GPS tracks how far, how fast, how high and where you ride
  • Compatible with Garmin Varia cycling awareness devices, including smart bike lights and rearview radar, to detect cars and alert drivers
Best Buy #8
CYCPLUS G1 Wireless GPS Bike Computer with Backlight IPX6 Waterproof Bicycle Speedometer Odometer Cycling Computer
  • 🚵‍♂FAST & ACCURATE GPS: This bike computer has higher sensitivity, higher accuracy and faster positioning. The GPS tracks your route and it will display ride time, distance ridden, total ride...
  • 🚵‍♂AUTOMATIC BACKLIGHT: The glare-free backlit screen introduces FSTN technology and is clearly visible in sunlight. You can read your data easier and more clearly, day and night.High quality...
  • 🚵‍♂WATERPROOF& LARGE BATTERY CAPACITY: Wireless and waterproof design. Cluttered wires on the handlebars is now a thing of the past. It's ready to work in the rain. 600mAH large capacity for...
  • 🚵‍♂AUTO STANDBY: This cycling computer will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity and when you turn it on it will display the data from your last ride
Best Buy #9
COOSPO Bike Computer Wireless,Cycling GPS Units Computer with IPX7,Bicycle Speedometer Odometer with 2.3 Inch Auto-Backlight,Bike GPS Tracker with Max Speed Alarm…
  • ✅SUPPORT CYCLING DATA - Displays currently, max, and average speed, total distance, trip distance, cycling time, altitude and so on.See the riding status you want to know at a glance.
  • ✅ACCURATE DUAL POSITIONING - With Dual GPS positioning sensor,CooSpo wireless bike computer bc26 can tracking your riding map and upload to Strava. Record your funny riding.
  • ✅2.3 INCH LCD WITH AUTO BACKLIGHT - 2.3-inch segment code FSTN glass screen, sunlight readable display, automatically sensing the environment to turn on the backlight. It is a screen that’s ready...
  • ✅SYNC (.fit file) TO STRAVA - You can also sync activity(.fit file) to Strava via Coosporide App on your phone by bluetooth directly. Share your riding with your friends from strava!
SaleBest Buy #10
iGPSPORT iGS630 Bike Cycle Computer, Map Navigation 2.8''Color Screen, Waterproof GPS Cycling Computer Wireless (Black)
  • 【Map Navigation & Route Planning】Built in UK map. Official iGPSPORT APP supported, you can plan route (including GPX, TCX, FIT, CNX files) on APP and send to the 2.8'' colorscreen cycle computer...
  • 【Position Faster & Accurate Data】This IPX7 Waterproof bike computer is equipped with exclusive imported advanced chips, supporting 5 satellite (GPS+Beidou+GLONASS+GALILEO+QZSS) positioning, which...
  • 【Data Sync & Sharing to Strava】After each riding, your data will automatically sync to APP. And you can share your cycling data to popular platforms such as Strava, Ride with GPS, Komoot or...
  • 【ANT+/Bluetooth5.0 Connection】This cycling computer can connect with 98% market speed/cadence/heart rate sensors, and power meter etc.