Tested: Supercomputers – Bike Magazine Australia

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

Smaller and less expensive (by $100) than the Wahoo ELEMNT, the BOLT packs a nearly identical list of functions, including a helpful companion app that makes ride tracking and route creation more intuitive and faster than other GPS cycling computers I’ve tested. A sharp screen, 15-hour battery life, top-notch navigation features, and Bluetooth connectivity cap off this user-friendly package.

Price: $399

Weight: 62g

Verdict: Best for maximum customisation

Garmin Edge 520

Launched in 2015, the Edge 520 is now considered ancient by electronics standards, but it has yet to be topped by newer and more expensive Garmin models for its robust build, respectable 15-hour battery life, compact size, and all-around snappy operation. Use it to chase your cycling goals – though this benchmark computer has turn-by-turn settings and navigation, it truly shines as an ultrareliable tool for recording rides.

Price: $449

Weight: 60g

Verdict: Best for metrics chasers looking for a proven performer

Bryton Rider 530

With its big screen, 33-hour battery life, huge memory, and functions like power metrics, turn-by-turn navigation, and workout prompts, it’s a wonder the 530 costs far less than competitors. Unless you really need features like Strava Live segments, smartphone notifications, and SRAM eTap pairing, the 530 should be plenty for your daily rides.

Price: $280

Weight: 78g

Verdict: Best for riders who want function without fancy

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