Cycling accessory leader Lezyne has released details of its 2017 GPS units with each of the updated models packed with an array of new features. All are described as ‘extremely weather resistant’, are sleek, subtle and sit at a very competitive price point.
The Mini GPS
Starting with the Mini GPS, this is perfect for the cycling minimalist. It offers a big range of features in its small size including Bluetooth for full synching with your smartphone via the Lezyne Ally app. There’s live tracking, live segments, turn-by-turn navigation, and mobile phone notification for messages, emails and alerts.
It will pair with accessories such as power meters via Bluetooth sensors but is not compatible with Ant +. Battery life for the 29 gram Mini GPS is approximately 12 hours. Its overall dimensions are 33.7mm (W) x 47.9mm (L) x 23mm (H) with a screen size of 22mm (W) x 26mm (L). The Lezyne Mini GPS will retail for $159.95.
Moving up to the Macro GPS, this unit is also expected to retail for $159.95. For that you get a slightly larger device with a display of 32mm x 40mm. It has built-in Bluetooth so you can connect to a smartphone via the Lezyne app. With the app connected you get live tracking, live segments, turn-by-turn navigation and mobile notifications.
There are 5 customisable data screens and battery life is claimed to be 22 hours. A bundled version with heart rate strap or the heart rate strap + speed/cadence sensor combo will also be available. Weighing 76 grams, the Macro GPS’s overall size is 42.9mm (W) x 67.8mm (L) x 27.5mm (H).
Lezynes new Super GPS is the same size and weight as the Macro but packed with the latest cycling computer technology available. The device offers ultra-accurate ride tracking that uses three forms of measurements – GPS/Glonass, which tracks the rider, a barometer, which measures atmospheric pressure and balances out elevation and an accelerometer which cancels out GPS drift.
It displays advanced data and training information when paired with any ANT+ or Bluetooth connections. It can also be paired with any smart phone to offer advanced options. Like its siblings the Lezyne’s Super GPS will display text messages, incoming calls, emails and alerts.
The Super GPS features intuitive four button operation and along with the other models provides turn-by-turn navigation. It’s also sure to keep you on the rivet with Strava Live Segments. The Lezyne Super GPS boasts a class-leading battery time of up to 24 hours and is expected to retail for $219.95.
Bicycling Australia will feature a comprehensive test of the Lezyne Super GPS in coming weeks.