While Garmin cycling computers come with a tether nowadays, G-Savr’s aftermarket option steps it up with an adjustable, easily removable version that’ll work with a variety of electronics.

The body of it’s a soft webbing fabric with adjustable slide that uses a locking cam to keep snug up any slack. The end of it has a clip that allows the high strength cord to loop through the Garmin’s eyelet or a similar hole on any other device (example below).

G-Savr’s Nate Freed says it’s cheap insurance against your $500 (or more) piece of hardware launching off its mount due to rough riding, broken tabs or other equipment failure.


The G-Savr’s tether can wrap around anything, from the stem to handlebar to cable housing.


Retail is $7.99, same as the stock Garmin tether if purchased separately.



  1. “While Garmin cycling computers come with a tether nowadays” That’s Gamin’s solution to their poorly designed thin plastic tabs, add a lanyard?

    Good for G-Savr I hope they make money on their product. I saw the Dog Ears GPS replacement base here a while back, got one for my Edge 500, it works really well.

  2. Thanks for the post, Tyler. Bob – I completely agree with you. Instead of addressing the issue of snapping tabs, Garmin decided it was cheaper to include a (sub-par) tether with their Garmins.

    I’ve seen the Dog Ears, and they seems to be an awesome product. The only issue is that they are machined from metal, and they don’t always interface with Garmin mounting devices perfectly. I have two teammates who purchased Dog Ears. The problem with snapping tabs was solved, but in both cases it resulted in snapping their Garmin mounts.

    That’s why the G-SAVR is the perfect last line of defense!

  3. Serious question. How is this any different from generic phone lanyard that can be purchased for a couple of bucks?

  4. I like it – tab strength aside, if you take a simple MTB crash, this will keep you from hunting for hours in the weeds for your GPS.

  5. Nate, I don’t disagree with your comment but those of us with older units can’t use your product because the bases don’t have a cutout to mount it to. Wish it did, I have seen 2 Edges drop off unexpectedly in group rides. Good luck.

  6. @Bob: check the web. People have been using a hot needle or summat to make a hole in the base of older Garmin units through which a lanyard thread or two can pass.

  7. there’s an issue of snapping tabs? I’ve used garmins on 6 different bikes, road, mountain and cross, for the last 7 years and have never had one fall off or snap a tab. I do still tether though just in case.

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