Lezyne Super GPS: Fresh Gravel


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Lezyne Super GPS: Fresh Gravel- by Guitar Ted

Keeping track of things has become an obsession with many of us. Navigation aids have also become almost ubiquitous within the field of gravel events. Together, the devices we utilize to manage these tasks have become almost more important than the riding of the bicycle in the first place. However that plays out for you, there is no denying that the world of gadgets designed to track your ride and performance metrics has become more sophisticated and that there are more choices now than ever to manage this with. One of the latest companies to enter the fray of gadgetry for your bicycle is Lezyne. (Rhymes with “design”)

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Lezyne Super GPS with all the fixins.

Lezyne recently released news of a new GPS/computer line up for 2017 and the top of the line unit is the Super GPS. The Super GPS is a navigation device, a computer which can track several cycling specific metrics, and a training device which can be paired via Bluetooth and ANT+ to a power meter. There are also push notifications available from your phone which allows you to identify who is sending you, and when texts, e-mails, and phone calls come in. There are a few items which can be bundled with the Super GPS at the time of purchase and are listed as “Loaded Options” with two choices there. This review will focus on the Super GPS with Loaded Option 1. That option bundles the following items with the Super GPS:

  • GPS Computer
  • Heart Rate Flow Sensor
  • Cadence Speed Flow Sensor
  • X-Lock Standard Mount
  • Forward Mount
  • Micro USB Charging Cable

The MSRP on this option is $229.99USD and it is available now.

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The Loaded Option 1 comes with a heart rate monitor and strap and a cadence/speed sensor. It also features an extra mount for the head.

Some of the features of this unit are as follows:

  • Large, easy to read display with backlight
  • Durable, compact composite construction
  • Super accurate, advanced data recording system combines GPS/Glonass satellites with a barometer and accelerometer
  • Simultaneous ANT+ and Bluetooth® Smart connectivity
  • Multiple real-time features when paired to the Lezyne Ally app
  • Intuitive four button operation
  • Lithium polymer battery provides up to 24 hours of runtime
  • Micro USB rechargeable
  • Stores up to 400 hours of ride data
  • Customizable fields and page count
  • Custom alerts and auto presets
  • Extremely weather resistant
  • Includes X-Lock Standard Mount
  • Customizable fields and page count

There is quite a lot to talk about here, so we will save some of the more in depth stuff for upcoming posts. This will be not only a review of this Super GPS unit, but also a bit of a “GPS 101” as I will be doing the review from the vantage point of a “newbie” to GPS and “super-connected” type devices,which the Super GPS is a great example of. Stay tuned for the “Getting Rolling” post coming up very soon.

NOTE: The Lezyne Super GPS was purchased by Guitar Ted and is being reviewed/tested by RidingGravel.com. RidingGravel.com is not being paid nor bribed for this review and we will strive to give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.

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Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004, he has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and backroad events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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4 thoughts on “Lezyne Super GPS: Fresh Gravel

  1. Looking forward to learning more about the navigation capabilities of these GPS’s. Lezyne says there mapping tool will be up soon but are you able to load a .gpx file and use it to follow a breadcrumb trail? Are there any options for on the fly navigation other than auto-routing point to point?

    1. @Dan: The features claim that you will be able to push a route to the device using mapping on a phone. Plus, you can store routes in bread crumb format so once they are ridden, they are in the device. I have to get the ap set up (Lezyne Ally), and start messing with some of this stuff. All in due time.

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