Giant Neos GPS

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Giant Neos GPS

Postby jarwil80 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:11 pm

Have been looking for a GPS computer for a while and came across Giant Neos GPS. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/neos-gps-2019

Can't find any reviews of the device. Anyone have any experience with them? Looks like a decent priced entry level computer.

Have found them available at various online shops.
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Re: Giant Neos GPS

Postby MattyK » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:29 pm

Hard I judge it with limited info and no reviews. Honestly I would just save up for a Garmin 130.

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Re: Giant Neos GPS

Postby jarwil80 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:42 pm

Update.

Got one of these for Father’s Day.

Didn’t take much to setup. Been on a test ride with it and worked well. Synced to Strava from neostrack app.

Think it will do all I need it to for a first gps computer.
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Re: Giant Neos GPS

Postby Meto500 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:19 am

How have you doins this device mow. Looking at one also.

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Re: Giant Neos GPS

Postby Mububban » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:51 am

What is the advantage to this over a basic bike computer + using my phone for Strava? I needed to replace my basic speed/distance/time computer after my accident, my LBS quoted me for the Giant NEOs GPS but I just bought another $15 cheapie.

Does it offer turn by turn navigation? Or sync with a power meter (that I don't have)? Seeing as I never ride without my phone in case of breakdown or accident, I run the Strava app.
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Re: Giant Neos GPS

Postby jarwil80 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:59 pm

Meto500 wrote:How have you doins this device mow. Looking at one also.

I like the device. Has worked every time I have used it and is accurate for recording. The upload to Strava is simple. I just wanted a simple device that offered GPS recording and didn't want to spend much for my first one. Very happy with it

Mububban wrote:What is the advantage to this over a basic bike computer + using my phone for Strava? I needed to replace my basic speed/distance/time computer after my accident, my LBS quoted me for the Giant NEOs GPS but I just bought another $15 cheapie. Does it offer turn by turn navigation? Or sync with a power meter (that I don't have)? Seeing as I never ride without my phone in case of breakdown or accident, I run the Strava app.

It does not offer turn by navigation. Where I ride I don't need navigation. The device syncs with Bluetooth peripheral sensors.I also never ride without my phone in my pocket but wanted something on the handlebars that I could see for speed and distance.
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Re: Giant Neos GPS

Postby Duck! » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:44 pm

Mububban wrote:What is the advantage to this over a basic bike computer + using my phone for Strava?

Strava is only as good as the device feeding it the information. A dedicated GPS unit has much higher sensitivity and better processing power than a phone, which has all sorts of other guff packed into it as well, affecting the quality of the data it's collecting; there can be considerable variation between different rides on the same route, and between what the phone and separate computer have recorded on the same ride.

Dedicated GPS receivers are still not immune to tracking errors, as satellite signals can suffer interference from tall buildings or heavy tree cover, but this can almost totally be overcome by using on-board sensors to supplement the GPS data.

Basic computers record just as well, on the proviso that they're properly calibrated to the bike's wheel size, their shortcoming is the inability to store ride histories for future reference.
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