Anyone who has used handlebar mounted GPS navigation devices on a bicycle before knows that there are a few drawbacks such as a tiny screen and limited interactivity. Here's how we have changed all that!
While we have been offering Garmin handheld GPS devices, pre-loaded with our meticulously researched routes since the early 2000s, we always knew that there had to be a better way for cyclists to navigate a foreign route.
To tick all the boxes, the new devices would have to be water resistant, impact resistant and offer a much larger screen and superior interactivity - as well as great battery life and ease of use. A tall order! But after many seasons of testing different solutions ourselves and with our closest customers, we finally launched our SmartGuides in the end of 2018.
We use rugged, IP68 water & impact resistant Android smartphones running our spoken voice and visual cue navigation app, custom maps and our proprietary phone configuration.
From 2020, at no additional cost, you get a SmartGuide on all our self guided bicycle tour holidays, to make your day to day cycling experience even more fun, interactive and enjoyable.