How much cash did you drop on that fancy GPS computer with incoming call and text alerts? Or on one that merely spits out detailed ride data? Probably more than you’d like to admit to your spouse (my husband certainly didn’t miss that extra $400 from the checking account . . . I think). Well don’t let your next GPS-based purchase ruin your marriage because Lezyne has announced that you can have it all: features, performance, and affordability.
The Mini GPS ($140) is just what its name implies: minimalist. Weighing in at just 30 grams, this thing is tiny and does what you’d think a minimalist unit would do. It doesn’t require any sensors, but it still offers Speed, Distance, Elevation, Temperature, Laps, Time, and it uploads all this data in a .fit file for use with Strava or TrainingPeaks. It’s also USB rechargeable with up to 10 hours of battery life. Not too bad for a super simple computer, eh?
While the Mini doesn’t allow you to hook up sensors like cadence, power, and HRM, fear not, for Lezyne has thought of that.
The Power GPS ($170) adds some serious functionality. With the Power, Lezyne crammed connectivity with Bluetooth Smart Cadence, Power and Heart Rate sensors into a very affordable unit. Add to that real-time text, email and call alerts from your smartphone (via the Ally app), and you’ve got a robust and fully-featured GPS computer.
With room to store 200 hours of ride data and a 22-hour battery life (USB rechargeable), the Power hits the sweet spot for lots of riders who want a fully featured computer but at a smallish price tag.
The Super GPS ($200) takes the functionality of the Power but works with ANT+ devices as well as Bluetooth Smart sensors. So if you’ve got existing cadence or power sensors that don’t work with Bluetooth Smart, this is your unit. You can also synch your rides using Lezyne’s own Ally app that lets you immediately upload your data. Read text messages, emails and see phone call info right on your screen, and hold up to 400 hours of ride data. The Super also has a 22-hour batter life, and transfers all those important numbers through the app or via flash drive technology.
Just announced last week at the Taipei Cycle Show, these computers are expected to release in the next few months with the Mini out in just a few weeks. Needless to say, we’re excited about this new line from Lezyne. As one who’s been a fan of their tech in the past, and happy they keep it local here in SLO, it stands to reason that these would hold similar quality as their very well-built lights, pumps, and tools (yes, I own way more Lezyne gear than I tend to admit). Here’s hoping we get to test one of these out for you in the near future, and report back with more info on features and functionality.
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