Not everyone has got the money for an fancy onboard GPS computer. But why should you when you have the ability to transform your fancy smartphone into one instead and at a much lower cost?
There are a wide range of choices and I have created a list of the best that I have tried and tested.
#1 D29Tech Universal Bike Mount for Smartphones for £9.95 available at iGoHiTech www.igohitech.com
This mount is very easy and simple to install and remove. It features a very simple quick release mechanism which is great when you’re in a rush or don’t have time to mess with tools or fiddly adjustment knobs. It’s suitable for most of the popular Smartphone sizes, including iPhone 6, 7 and 8 Plus sizes or similar devices. It has a 360 rotational head which can be tilted for optimum view or landscape and portrait views. It’s a very sturdy and secure design and is great value for price.
#2 Bone Collection Bike Tie Smartphone Holder for £16.95 on Amazon www.amazon.co.uk
Bone Collection’s Bike Tie Holder is made completely from a single piece of silicone and like most holders is a universal fit for most smarphones. Comes in a range of colours including glow in the dark. It will also hold smartphones that have a big bulky case like OtterBox Defender Series. The simple design won 2016 iF design award and it is reasonably priced.
#3 RAM Bike Mount Phone Cradle for 24.99 at Clas Ohlson www.clasohlson.com
Easy to mount and features patented rubberised arms for a strong grip on your smartphone. Vibration tested for sturdiness and mounting secureness. It’s at the higher end of the scale and held on securely to your handle bar using two cable ties.
#4 Thule Pack and Pedal Smartphone Mount for £25 at Halfords www.halfords.com
Also at the higher end of the scale and made from a robust material for durability. Securely fasten your smartphone with its rubberised adjustable grips and silicone web tie design. It can be adjusted for landscape and portrait views and allows full access to your smartphones ports and controls.
#5 Topeak Smartphone Dry Bag at Evans Cycles for £24.99 www.evanscycles.com
This item comes with a universal waterproof case so you can use it in the rain if you don’t have a waterproof case for your Smartphone. It has a quick click mounting system so you can remove your smartphone when not in use and reattach when you being your journey again. The waterproof case also allows for touch screen use to you have full use of your smartphones screen.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and found this useful.