What is a GPS for a bicycle?
GPS is a commonly used acronym for Global Position System. This handy, hand-held machine is used in a variety of different ways. People use them in cars, phones, their pocket, and on bicycles. Yes….bicycles. A GPS tracks your location and gives you a basic layout and map of your surrounding area(s). This can be extremely helpful when traveling unfamiliar terrain.
Why is a GPS important?
A GPS is highly recommended for cyclists who are looking to go out of the norm and be adventurous. By adventurous, I mean going into unfamiliar territory. A GPS makes it so that the rider cannot ever get lost. A GPS tracks your location and routes the best pathway to your destination. If you do not have a specific destination, you can use the GPS just like a normal paper map to scout out the terrain. A simple GPS can make a stressful bike ride more relaxing. The GPS can help you to ride with leisure. You do not have to panic or worry about where you are going when you have a GPS. Also, your family back home can rest assured that you will be safe and that you will not get lost. GPS are fully customizable and are for any navigational need. If you get hungry while biking and want to see what restaurant or food shop is nearby, this nifty gadget can do it. Tell me of a map that can that! So, you see there are many basic functions that come with a GPS device. Some of the other, more in depth functions may not be mentioned.
How does the GPS work with my bike?
The Global Position Satellite device normally comes with an attachment that connects to your handlebars or body of the bicycle. The GPS is small, lightweight, and easy to use.
How to choose the right GPS for you…
There are several makes, models, brands, fashions, and colors for a GPS. The major thing to take into consideration is what you are looking for. There are simple GPS that only tell you where you are. Then there are other GPS that find everything and anything you want. And, of course, there is a medium between those two as well. So, as a bicycle rider it is up to you to choose what you want out of a GPS. The more complicated means the more it will cost. The less complicated, the less it will cost. Figure out what you are looking to do with the GPS and how much money you are willing to pay. Also, you want to make sure that if the GPS comes with a mounting device, see if the mounting device is compatible with your bicycle’s make and model.