For many, the beauty of a bicycle is precisely the absence of technology. A bike is analog, doesn't need a power outlet, doesn't need to be programmed, and it works purely mechanically. But there are a few occasions when it's definitely an advantage to have a bit of high-tech on board. When? Quite simply. For example, when you don't want to get lost. But what kind of technical equipment is available and what do you need?
Bike computers provide training information
Was a speedometer on your youth bike also your dream back then? Finally knowing how fast you were going on the way to the outdoor pool? A simple bike computer or speedometer is still the cheapest way to add some smart tech to your bike today. Today, even a simple bike computer can do much more than just measure your distance. You will be informed about your riding times, speed and kilometers ridden as well as calories burned. With these values, you can also measure your training much better and make it more efficient without an expensive smartwatch. What you are still missing, however, is the navigation function.
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A bike navigator shows you the way
A navigation device for your bike is a great help on bike tours. Whether you are looking for the most exciting routes on your mountain bike, need a clear path for your road bike or don't want to get lost on a multi-day tour on your trekking bike, a bike navigator with GPS always knows where to go. But it's not just there to provide you with good maps. It can also monitor your training and provide you with a lot of information about your fitness level. In combination with a sports watch or another heart rate monitor, the bike navigator becomes a private coach that always pushes you to new heights.
By the way, there are other manufacturers, but Garmin is the pioneer and top dog when it comes to (bike) navigation and has thus become the winged term for the entire product category. You've probably heard someone proudly talk about "his or her Garmin". This means a sports watch or a bike computer with navigation.
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If you don't want to invest in a special device, you can use your cell phone to record, navigate and evaluate a cycling tour. With the appropriate apps, it is easily possible to turn your phone into an on-board computer. You should then only attach it to the handlebars in the best possible way, because very few smartphones can take a fall from the bike without damage.
There are also more and more e-bikes that are controlled via the cell phone instead of an on-board computer. You need an app that links your cell phone to the e-bike drive and you're ready to go. The support levels on these e-bikes are set via the smartphone, and you can also read information such as the battery charge level, the remaining range or the kilometers ridden on the cell phone.
But regardless of whether you ride an e-bike or a bio-bike, if you want to keep your cell phone in view while riding, it must be securely fastened! For this purpose, you can find a wide variety of cell phone mounts here in the online store.
By the way, for all owners of a high-quality bike, there is another interesting bike-cell phone connection: You can also buy bike locks that you can pair with your phone. If the bike lock registers vibrations, you will be informed.
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Computer & navigation accessories
You already have a bike computer or a navigation system for your bike and now you need the appropriate accessories? Here at Bike Mailorder you can buy the right mounts and connectors. We also have chargers, sensors or mounting screws in our online store. Of course, we also have all the spare parts you need to use your device for as long as possible. So you make your bike and your bike electronics an unbeatable team!