Whether you ride a bike on a sunny, rainy day or even at night, there are plenty of accessories for cyclists.Discover the best gadgets to improve your performance and stay safe.
The Garmin Edge 820 is a great bike counter. It calculates the bike route of your destination and gives you precise turn-by-turn information thanks to its integrated cartography (Garmin Cycle Map).
Its screen (2.3 inches) is much better than the previous Edge models. It stays tactile in the rain and even if you use it with gloves. It also adapts to the ambient brightness, allowing you to always be able to read what is displayed.
It is compatible with ANT+ sensors (for data transfer between a sensor and a receiver) such as a heart rate monitor, speed sensor, cadence sensor, etc.The Edge 820 is equipped with a Bluetooth and Wifi connection so you can synchronize your routes and statistics on your smartphone, as well as receive notifications of calls or messages.
Lock & Bone padlocks
Why secure your bike with a padlock when you can do it with a Bluetooth padlock?
The Mini Lock & Bone LockSmart is equipped with Bluetooth security standard highest (128-bit). Thanks to the latter, you will not lose your keys any more since it is enough to download its application on your Android or iOS . It will, of course, be associated with a good chain or a Kryptonite security cable .
This lock resists all the tests of time (rain, snow …) and its battery recharges very quickly, it can last up to 2 years (3 000 openings according to the manufacturer).
CYCL WingLights Flashing Lights
If, you think it’s dangerous to use your arm to indicate a direction, then install the WingLights turn signals .Once installed on your handlebar, you just have to press the button, located at the ends, to turn on and off the turn signals.
WingLights are not as bright as car turn signals, but remain sufficiently visible at night.In addition, their aluminum design makes these WingLights a robust, waterproof and durable product.It is an essential accessory for cyclists in urban areas.
Garmin – Varia Vision
The Garmin Varia Vision headlamp looks a lot like the Google Glass, but it is for cyclists.It indicates turns and a whole slew of information (performance, navigation …).
Unfortunately, it takes up a bit of space and is quite heavy. Also, the fact that it is not transparent, like Google Glass, can slightly disturb the vision of your eye.Like Edge counters, you can decide exactly what information you want to see. The Varia Vision allows you to keep your hands on the handlebar, without having to touch the touch panel to scroll data, and your eyes fixed on the road.
It comes with two frames so you can mount it on two different pairs of sunglasses (except the metal frame glasses).The battery life is excellent (8 hours), but the price is its main disadvantage.It is almost as expensive as the Edge computers ( Garmin Edge 520, Edge 1000 , Edge 820 and Explore 820 ) , on which it is based. Be aware that you can also use it with the Varia bike radar .
PNY Expand Bike Mount Support
Your phone is equipped with a GPS? Install it on your two pedal wheels and you get a satellite navigation bike.Thanks to PNY’s sturdy Expand bike mount , securely attach your smartphone to your bike.
The Expand is a spring clip that is placed on the handlebars. Simply slide your smartphone by inserting each of its corners into the 4 dedicated elastics.
To recover your phone, you will not need to completely remove the clip.
If you like to feel the wind in your hair and be protected without wearing a helmet, then the Hovding Airbag is for you. It is essentially an airbag for cyclists.
It is worn around your neck and its sensors monitor your abnormal movements. If they determine that you are about to fall, then they will activate the airbag, starting at the top and then swelling around your head.
According to the manufacturer, the Hovding would offer 8 times more protection than a traditional helmet. Security that also costs 8 times more …
The only problem, if its price is not one, is that it can only open once.
You will have to buy another one, but it will be cheaper than the original price.
Wahoo fitness TICKR Heart Rate Monitor
Do you train for a long hike? So, you will make good use of the Wahoo Fitness Tickr heart rate monitor . It is in the form of a chest strap. Not only does it measure your heart rate, it also indicates calories burned and distances traveled.
The Tickr works with your phone via Bluetooth, or with a bike GPS compatible with ANT + technology (like the Garmin’s Edge range). He can also associate with the Apple Watch.
GoPro Hero Session
Whether you are recording your hike for posterity or want the equivalent of a dashcam, the GoPro Hero Session is ideal. It is small, lightweight and easily attaches to your bike helmet.
It is waterproof and therefore does not need a case, there will be no blocking microphones. You will get a very good sound reproduction with your images.
In addition to recording in 1440p, he can take pictures in accelerated or burst.