If, like me, you have scoured the online prices of various cycling computers and triathlon computers then you will probably have come across Bryton. But then moved swiftly on. Bryton are the company that produced that triathlon watch that looked quite similar tot he black Garmin 910XT.
The expansion of the cycling and triathlon market has not escaped most product vendors. Cateye, Lezyne and others have brought out new products. The same is true of Bryton except they’ve been a bit ‘greedy’ and have brought out 4!
Just like the Lezyne ones I looked at yesterday, they will perform all the essential data acquisition (power, HR, GPS, cadence) in varying degrees across the range. Just like Lezyne and others they are good value for money devices with prices coming in generally below £200 even for their top-end device.
You can get 12 bits of data on one of the 7 Bryton screens with the Rider 530, it’s ANT+ – compatible and claims good waterproofing. There are the usual links to STRAVA and TP. It doesn’t seem to have gone too far down the Bluetooth integration with smartphone notifications but there is of course the usual smartphone app. There are also colour-screen models with in depth navigational competencies.
Q: Is it any good?
A: No idea. I’ve never looked at one. I have looked at MIO and Lezyne devices and there are probably more competent devices out there than you would think.
If you do consider buying one of these then a bit of price-research is recommended as online stores can vary by over £100 for the same top-end model.