The Best Cycling Watches and Bike Computers For 2013 By HRWC

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The best cycling watches and bike computers for 2013 have been named by the Heart Rate Watch Company. The company also divides selection criteria based upon intended uses and issues like eye sight.

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The best cycling watches and bike computers for 2013 have been named by the Heart Rate Watch Company.


"Whether to buy a cycling watch or bike computer depends upon your uses and your eye sight," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "If you need a device for running, the gym and cycling, then a bike computer is out, but if you need a big screen for cycling then it is clearly the choice."


"For bike computers there is no doubt that the Garmin Edge 510 and Edge 810 are the best devices on the market," says Squire. He adds, "They upload data in real-time, do real-time weather reporting, connect to every conceivable metric, have touch screen navigation and even upload to Facebook and Garmin Connect in real-time with an iPhone 4S or 5."

"For cycling watches the Garmin Forerunner 910XT and Suunto Ambit 2 are our favorite cycling watches, with the Ambit 2 the most normal every day watch," says Squire. " He adds, "Our top pick here would be the Suunto Ambit 2 because it is so useful for so many sports and has over 1,000 user apps, about half of which are decent for a wide range of sports."

For serious cyclists and those who have cycling as a top priority there is no question that the bike computers are the better way to go - bigger screen, better mounts and real-time data upload that the watches don't have yet says Squire.

"For more casual cyclists that cross-train, go to the gym or do other sports like running, then the watch is the way to go," says Squire. He adds, "The one caveat is your eye sight as key metrics must be made bigger on a watch screen to be easily readable."

Many GPS watches like Timex, Tom Tom and some Garmin's only accommodate running metrics according to Squire. "The Timex Run Trainer 2.0 and Garmin 210 display pace in minutes per mile which just does not work for cycling," says Squire.

Squire recommends talking to a real expert at the Heart Rate Watch Company at 866-586-7129 to help narrow down your selection and to get your questions answered by a real expert who has actually used the product.

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