I chose this as a cheaper option compared to the other big name GPS brand. I was signed up for a gravel race that required self navigation and this looked like just the trick for turn by turn directions. I originally owned the non-color screen and upgraded to the Mega C. The color screen is of higher quality and is much easier to read (in addition to being slightly bigger). The setup was very intuitive and easy to do with my iPhone. It is a very phone centric setup in that most all programming is done from the phone via the Lezyne GPS Ally app. One thing I figured out the hard way is that you must use the supplied cable to do firmware upgrades. I had plenty of other USB-C cables sitting around that worked great for charging, but the cable supplied is data transfer cable as well. I easily paired this with my existing Suunto bluetooth HR strap. I'm not sure if the process is any easier on the Garmin, but this device requires a .TCX file format to get turn by turn directions. Courses are often published as .GPX which does no contain the turn by turn prompts. I have ended up creating the course on Ride with GPS for two races to produce the needed .TCX which has then worked really well. The plus side, I learned the course as I was re-creating it from the .GPX. This unit is a solid performer at a great price!
I bought this a few months ago and except for the battery life I have grown to dislike this computer. Maybe I expected too much. I sometimes have to reconnect to my heart rate monitor and power sensor several times during a ride. The buttons are hard to push and not intuitive. The display is difficult to read.
I bought this computer for the long battery life and that is good.
The challenges with the computer is it is difficult to setup, difficult to connect to the phone and power meter, and drops the connections. My last ride I had to restart the computer twice to reconnect to my heart rate monitor and power meter.
The display is difficult to see. The field names are off to the side and hard to see. The colors are not helpful and when in the sun its difficult to see the colors.
Uploading rides is cumbersome.
The buttons are hard to push while riding.
Ive used this computer for about 3 months now and I just dont enjoy using it.
The price is good, but if you cant get the metrics you want during the ride because it drops the connections then it isnt worth it.
I may have gotten a bad computer. My friends bought this brand and dont have the connection problems.