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GPS is a mobile electronic device that guides users to a specific point or tells them what their geographical location is, by means of a satellite tracking system.

GPS is used for several areas, but the best known is for driving, where users use this device as a guide to help them reach a specific destination. Drivers enter their desired destination into the device and the GPS, in a matter of seconds, calculates the fastest route, the distance to travel and the approximate time it will take to arrive at that destination.

As well as for driving, this kind of device is being used increasingly for sport. For outdoor sports and long distances, especially in mountainous areas, GPS is very useful to avoid athletes from going offtrack or if they do get lost, to help them orient themselves and guide them back.

GPS used for sport are more compact than those used for other areas. In this way, portability is easier and they do not get in the way of physical activity. There are two major types of sports GPS:

- Portable GPS . These are traditional GPS devices but smaller and specially designed for sports use. They include precise maps, compass, altimeter and barometer, among other functions. Their smaller dimensions make portability much more comfortable and simple. In addition, most can be fixed to supports that attach to the body of the athlete or vehicle, such as the bicycle.

- GPS watch . These are watches with an integrated GPS system. They usually feature general maps, which are easy to read so they can be used in any sport. However, those designed for the practice of golf stand out because of their receptor function, which provides users with information about the distance between the point where they are and the front, centre and back of the course.

For cyclists, there are specific GPS devices specially designed for the practice of this sport. They include mounts to fix them to the bicycle and advanced functions for both training and navigation.


Opinions featured in GPS

Garmin Edge 130 GPS Bike Computer
A good little cycling computer
A good little cycling computer with quite a few features for a competitive price
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Excellent quality
The item is very good and exactly what I expected. I would definitely recommend this to friends.
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Good quality
Good quality need to explore features a bit more to get the best preformance
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Unbeatable price
I lost my previous device so this was just a replacement
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Garmin Edge 130 GPS Bike Computer
Very small and light
Does all I need.
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Garmin Edge 130 GPS Bike Computer
Excellent quality
Works very well I do find it a bit tricky to hold without pressing the wrong button but all the features work very well
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Garmin Edge 130 GPS Bike Computer
Great value at sale price
Does everything I need for such a small piece of equipment.
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Great cycling tool
Very simple to set up and use with other apps
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Garmin forever
Top product. You never go wrong.
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Garmin Edge 530 Pack HRM
Good discount
Still playing around with it. Flawless so far, great bang for buck.
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Garmin Edge Explore
Great quality
Perfect condition
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Garmin Edge 130 GPS Bike Computer
Really good quality and easy to use
One of the best
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Great but slow nav
Excellent device but it is so slow when calculating a route compared to an iPhone! However, its batteries last a lot longer and it is brilliant at giving you the stats you need when riding. Such a neat design too.
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Garmin Edge Explore
Great product
Easy to use good battery life
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Great quality
Would recommend
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