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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 520 Plus
Unbeatable Good Value
Recommended if your garmin packs up get the colour screen on your next ride!
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Garmin Edge 1030
Best Price
It’s a Garmin and I knew what to expect. No complaints.
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Bryton Rider 410C with Cadence Sensor Black
Great quality for price.
The item is good quality, all readings are seemingly accurate.
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Bryton Rider 15C with Cadence Sensor
Very god price performance
High quality, vey good support by bryton app
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Perfect for the cyclist who needs to track stats and use navigation
It is exactly what I was looking for
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Good quality
Brought this as a birthday gift for my husband, he’s over the moon!!
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Muvit IO Health Senior GPS SOS Smartwatch Black Red
Appearance dated but simple to use
Good concept works ok but the look and feel is very dated. However I get the concept it is simple to use just looks dated. You have to have a smart phone to set up, so many older people may struggle with. And unless they can many of the features are lost such as the history of blood and heart rate. Instructions are only in Spanish and Portuguese and finding a set in-line was impossible, had to download and convert to English. Features are great and will give piece of mind.
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CatEye Quick Cyclocomputer Black
Very good quality
Easy enough to fit to cycle
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CatEye Quick Cyclocomputer Black
Love it. Very easy to use and looks great on my carbon aero road bike
Just as I expected.
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Garmin edge 520 plus
Excellent piece of kit straight out of the box it sets itself up took me me no longer than 10 minutes before it was on the bike and I was using it, records your ride and backs it up instantly to Strava on finishing your ride
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Garmin Edge 130 Bundle
Good quality
Good unit, simple but very effective. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
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Garmin Edge 130 GPS Bike Computer
Easy to use and value for money
Good quality
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Garmin Edge 520 Plus
No, I have sent it back. It took so long to arrive I purchased another one from a different source that arrived far quicker. I have used the one that arrived from another source and I am happy with it.
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Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Great Device
This is my first bicycle gps it’s a good device
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Garmin Edge 830
Awesome thing
Very good and it is good
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