Product reviews

Bryton Rider 750

What is a cycling computer and do I need one?

A cycling computer is a device that tracks your ride using Bluetooth sensors and GPS when paired to your mobile device. This means you will be able to monitor your bike ride, plan out a route and analyse your average and max speed, cadence, elevation gain, heart rate (when paired with a monitor).

Do you really need a cycling computer?

It depends on what you’re looking to achieve. If you are only riding once a week or every now and again it probably isn’t necessary, as you can track basic information using your smart phone and an app like Strava.

However, if you are riding more often or training for your next challenge, a cycling computer will give you heaps useful data and more information so you can track your progress and reach your goals. It’s also worth noting that a cycling computer is purpose built for tracking your ride, whereas your mobile isn’t, and third-party apps sometimes drain your battery and cellular use when the GPS is running. Plus, most smart phones aren’t made for all elements like cycling computers, and tend to be less accurate with there GPS readings.

Words by: Jarrad Clatworthy

Bryton Rider 750 review

We tried out Bryton’s flagship Rider 750 model to see how it held up over a few months riding.

The Bryton Rider 750 was easy to install with an Allen key provided with the mounting bracket and included clear instructions on where and how to mount to your bike. It was also easily paired to the Bryton Active app which allowed third-party access to apps such as Strava.

The overall unit held up well and had a large colour touchscreen with navigation and voice search, which was a handy addition that I had not used before. The battery life, multiple display options and ability to change between different bike profiles were big plusses, and the unit held up well throughout a rainy Melbourne commute.

The verdict

The Bryton Rider 750 was quite impressive with a number of features expected from the price point and some extra capabilities, such as quality workmanship and materials used, excellent battery life, good responsiveness with a quick and easy connectivity to the sensors when powering on the unit. This differentiated it from other cycling computers.

The unit comes in two packages, the first being just the computer and sensor, retailing at $429.95. The second option was the bundle which includes a sports mount, heart rate monitor, speed and cadence sensor, retailing at $549.95.

It is on the more premium side of the market, so we would recommend for someone looking to step up their training and track their progress rather than your general commuter.


Multiple screens, ability to link up multiple bike profiles, seamless tracker integration, quality front mount, clear screen, good integration with mobile, seamless integration with 3rd party apps such as Strava.


Maps interface not that intuitive as competitors, touch screen responsiveness can sometimes lag, charging port in a difficult to access spot.

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