We compare the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt, Garmin Edge 520 and Bryton Rider 530 - three of the best feature-packed ride trackers for the data obsessed
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.
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.
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.
Verdict: Best for riders who want function without fancy