New Bryton Rider 420 860 | Specs | LOW COST BIKENAV with power meter support

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Bryton Rider 860 SpecsBryton has added yet another cycling computer to their already extensive range. This time around it’s the BRYTON RIDER 420 and RIDER 860 both of which offer Turn-by-Turn guidance with street names as well as Galileo GNSS, dual-band sensor support and power meter calibration and configuration.

Normally this sort of spec from Garmin /Wahoo would be well over $/£200 but the Bryton Rider 420 starts at a very reasonable £130.

The Bryton Rider 860 is similarly featured and comes with a colour screen. But I’m getting ahead of myself let’s take a quick look at some of the impressive headline feature set and, for those of you who want a review, I’ve linked below to my review of the AERO 60 from earlier in the year so you can get a flavour of the BRYTON ecosystem.

Bryton Rider 420 – Headlines

  • Follow Track – route following feature with TBT (I assume TBT and routing intelligence is created on the app for the 420)
  • 35 hours of battery life
  • Power Meter Pedal calibration (static calibration and setting crank length)
  • GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO support
  • 80 functions
  • 2.3″ screen
  • 8 metrics per page
  • STRAVA, KOMOOT, RideWithGPS auto-sync routes
  • Create Routes on the Bryton app
  • BLE and ANT+ sensor support for HR, cadence, speed and power.
  • Bundle options starting at $130.

 

Bryton Rider 860 – to follow

I don’t have the info on this yet and I’ll update it here when I do. It will be more expensive with a possible colour touchscreen. Interestingly it looks like it might have onboard maps and routing. Based on Android and slated for a Jan 2020 ish launch.

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Bryton Aero 60 Review | GPS Bike Computer with Navigation

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Zoltan

It is the high time to ruin Garmin’s hegemony. Wahoo did quite a good job, Hammerhead joined, and Bryton made its first step years ago launching GPS-based cycling computers with much better battery life.

Bryton’s original strategy seemed to me to be quite close to that of Cycleops/Powertap when they launched Joule GPS after their LYC and Joule 2.0. For me the real value of Bríton is battery life and a reliability which is not worse than that of Garmin Edges.

I still have one my 2 Joule GPS, but its battery life is deteorating from the original real 12-14 hours (much less than the optimal max, but it is true for all the brands including Bryton) to 6-8 hours. It is a 4 year old gadget anyway.

It was just a couple of days ago when I decided that either I would buy a rider 310/330 as a cheap replacement or the color screened product of Bryton if it will be available at the time of the replacement.

I even checked their wbsite yesterday I spotted 420, but could not see 860.

So I am quite curius now…

Zoltan

Corrected: deteriorating

What a word for a non-native!

Kristjan

I don’t agree with you with that “polished” comment. I touched both of those devices at Eurobike this year and both were very good in hand. Personally i have Lezyne Mega C and can’t say it’s much better. But coming back to topic – Bryton and Lezyne are filling a cap in market – reasonably priced and full of features GPS computers. Garmin and Wahoo are overpriced. Also Stages Dash M50 was somewhat “different”.

Zoltán

When I saw the original answer referring to ‘polished’, I did not dare to disagree. First because I have no Bryton, just saw dozens of reviews of local (Hungarian) users. The majority were positive, those who were negative just lacked something which were not part of the capabilities of the Bryton device in question. Like lacking a feature of Garmin 830 for a price less than that of a 530.

The other reason was that I could not decide how to decode the word ‘polished’.

Not polished like the outlook of the device?

Or not polished like the features are not well designed?

Or the the structure of the device menu?

Or full with bugs?

Having seen the recent replies I’d like to ask how it is not polished?

Zoltán

After 9 more months I have to revise myself. I dont love my 410 any longer. I still like its battery life, but the restrictions of 2 profiles became a PITA for me, and its distance calculation is always an underestimation vs all of my other gadgets, which are in line with each other. It is also mysterious, because I use a speed sensor, its circumference to be set the same number in all my gadgets, moreover the instantaneous speed of these gadgets including Bryton 410 are the same.

Zoltán

Oh, I forgot to add that I found a bit strange that all of the Bryton can handle only 2 bike profiles.

Eg. I have 3 bikes, and my good luck lies in that one of the 3 does not have any sensors, so the distance/speed can be calculated only from GPS data. Thereby I could manage my life even with 2 profiles, at last it is not a big issue if the device is looking for ANT+ sensors that are never nearby.

Zoltán

In the meantime I bought a 410, and I love.

First I had bought a 310 as the cheapest Bryton solution to get a battery life over 30 hours, but alas I would find out that the display of 310 (and of 330) cannot perfectly see wearing polarized lenses.

Back to 410. I acquired it as a replacement of my Cycleops/Powertap Joule GPS whose battery connector has died.