I’ve had multiple bike computers and none survive past 6 months. If they make it a year, I’m amazed. I change the batteries and my bike lives in a shed. I’m not sure if it’s the heat, the humidity, or the occasional rain storm that gets them.
My bike is a mountain bike so all I use the bike computer for is to tell me how far and occasionally how fast. Nothing too difficult there. When my last bike computer quit, I decided to go a different route.
Having a GPS would be a perfect because in addition to distance and speed, it can tell me my location. Also, I could bike to a geocache location, grab the GPS and go search for the cache.
One of the easiest installations I’ve done in awhile; just add the base to the handlebars, then snap in the carrier. Click the GPS in and you’re off.
The first test on smooth pavement worked well, but the real test came when I biked down a rough dirt road. The GPS unit stayed secure, even over the washboard ruts and potholes. As a safety measure, I wrap the GPS wrist strap around the handlebars as well. I didn’t jump off anything, but I got the impression the unit would stay secure barring anything except a crash. I try to avoid those….
I’ve been known to get a little “lost” as I explore on my bike. Now I have a little help, provided my batteries last.