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Closeup: Deep dive on the new Bryton S800 GPS cycling computer

Closeup: Deep dive on the new Bryton S800 GPS cycling computer

The new Bryton S800 flagship GPS cycling computer launched in May with a deep feature list, including impressive tech like voice search and the ability…

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The new Bryton S800 flagship GPS cycling computer launched in May with a deep feature list, including impressive tech like voice search and the ability to keep you connected with other S800 users on your ride, even communicating with them through the device.

I’ve been using one since launch, spending a lot of time playing with the navigation and routing features. I’ve ridden road, gravel and mountain bikes with it, out in the wide open, and under dense forest canopies. The only feature I haven’t been able to try was the group riding connectivity since, well, none of my friends have one.

Here’s a complete overview of (most of) the features, with actual weights and closeup details. Bryton S800 actual weights & box contents

The S800 comes with a sleek alloy out-front handlebar mount with spacer adapter to fit 26mm to 31.8mm bars. You’ll need a different mount to put it on 35mm mountain bike bars.

It also comes with a strap-on bar/stem mount with plenty of bands, a Bungie-cord tether, USB-C charging cable, Allen wrench to install the mount, and a soft-touch rubber cover.

The attached mount puck that comes on the computer fits Bryton’s mounts, but they sell a Garmin mount adapter separately that fits any Garmin-compatible computer mount.

Just note that the Garmin mount puck has the small nub in the middle, so if you’re taking a Wahoo mount and rotating it, or have an older mount, you’ll want to drill a small hole in the middle of it. I went […]

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