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Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM

With built-in GPS, the Rider 20 can record tracks for analyzing online. It's light weight and mounting design makes it easy to mount on the bike. The unit features 3 customizable data screens with 12 data fields to be personalized for your activity preferences. It has clear sunlight readable display for outdoor activities, and a waterproof and shockproof design for tough conditions.
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5 out of 6(83%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM
Review 1 for Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
ShinyBits
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:West End

Several annoying traits mean it's hard to love!

PostedOctober 29, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight, compact
Cons: Poor quality, questionable waterproofing, bespoke charger
Firstly I'll point out, I don't have the HRM version of this device, I have the standalone version, which Evans seem to have discontinued - but it is essentially the same device.
I use this as a commuting computer, and occasionally for touring. It does do a decent enough job of being a speedo - the screen is easy enough to read, and it has a backlight, which may come in handy.
Mounting it was a bit of a pain, as the straps they provided are only just long enough to fit around my oversized stem (Spec Tricross). It is very tight indeed. It twists to come on and off, and has never fallen off by accident.
The software didn't pick up the device on my iMac when I first installed it, but after a restart or two, it did find it ok.
It seems to be lacking some basic stuff, but maybe I have just not worked out how to turn it on - for example, my maximum speed and average speed - I can't seem to get it to display this on the unit itself. Isn't this basic computer stuff?
As soon as you turn it off, it resets your ride. So no looking at this morning's data before you set off on your way home.
The buttons are not the most positive in the world. It also feels like you need a 4th button - the middle button doubles as a lap button, and a menu button on long press. To be honest, I press the lap button accidentally ALL the time, which is annoying.
It beeps insanely loud. You can only have it either on or off. Even if you have it set to off, it still beeps ridiculously loud when it is starting to run out of batteries, which of course you can do nothing about.
It has a bespoke charger connection, meaning you can't sneakily use a micro-usb phone charger at work. I am forever losing the cable.
When it first got wet in the peeing rain, the buttons stopped responding for about 12 hours afterwards, while it dried out. It seems to be ok now, but I'm waiting for it to go again!
So overall, I would probably have opted for something else in hindsight. Perhaps try before you buy if you can..
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Review 2 for Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
JonS49
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Functional, cheap and short on instructions

PostedApril 19, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: baffling (initally)
This is by far the cheapest HRM GPS device I've found. It won't stop you getting lost but , once I worked out how to use it, gives me all the data I need and very little I don't need. The instructions amount to about 3 tiny pages, written in classic "Chinglish". The website is equally impenetrable until you play around with it a bit then it is easy to upload your ride data and has a good level of analysis, though not as extensive as Garmins. The HRM is comfortable and in use the device requires very little button pushing or brain use. Real data junkies might not find it complicated enough but for a middle aged luddite like me it is fine, and is 20 pints cheaper than a Garmin Edge 500.
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Review 3 for Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Anonymous
Country:Singapore
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great product

PostedMarch 18, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Comfortable
This Bryton Rider 20T have a fast detect of GPS and with HR easy to monitor your body
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Review 4 for Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
awatts15
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

does what it says on the tin!

PostedFebruary 27, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
If you dont want to spend a huge amount of money but still track your sessions then this is easily good enough.
Simple to use, accurate data with a clear screen. HR monitor is a big plus and ive already found myself working hard on rides
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Review 5 for Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Paroscol
Country:Greece
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Phone

A real addition to your training.

PostedFebruary 21, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
I got this to supplement my training. It is relatively easy to set up and use. Not foolproof, though, as the first time I used it it didn't record the data, but after this mistake, I found how to use it properly, maybe i should have read the manual better.
It is also small enough to fit in your pocket to use on a run, I have used a arm mounted phone holder as well. That means it is not so accessable, but for me this is fine. You can then trawl over the data on Bryton's website and see all the data displayed. I got the heart rate monitor as well, rather than just the gps unit, which i wanted to use for training.
I would throughly recommend this unit.
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Review 6 for Bryton Rider 20T GPS/HRM
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Peteevro
Country:United Kingdom
Age:55-65
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great piece of kit and with the HRM a bargain!

PostedOctober 16, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, accurate
Read a review of the Bryton Rider 20 in MBR magazine and its everything they said it was and more. With the HRM its a real bargain and is proving a positive training aid. Its accuate quick to start up and easy to use. The soft/firmware is excellent and you can now upload to Strava from the Brytonsport site.
I have ridden Llandegla and Cannock recently and I was very surprised at how accuratly it tracked my ride.
If you are not interested in maps and want a simple yet very effective GPS unit then this is the one for you. I will be buying the cadence sensor next to complete a great training package.
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