Earlier this spring Bryton announced a couple of new, but still affordable GPS computers that will add a bit more functionality than the 310 that we reviewed back in January. One of those updates was WiFi connectivity that was aimed to connect the devices wirelessly to a mobile Bryton App for more route planning functions and activity uploads, but now with an update to their app Bryton are bringing some of that added connectivity even to their existing, cheaper Rider computers. Read on to see how you can update your existing Rider cycling computer over the air, for wireless Strava uploads…
When we first heard of the Rider 100 & Rider 310, Bluetooth 4.0 was listed as one of their features for mobile device connectivity, but now with the latest update of their app for iOS and Android, Bryton has that finally brought the functionality to take advantage of the communication chip already on board these computers. The Bryton App only debuted in May 2016, and originally only offered WiFi links to the just released 330 & 530, but now it has added BT connectivity which is said to support the Rider 100, 200, 210 & 310. (Those 200 series ones are new to us, so maybe they have more new products in the pipeline?)
While wireless uploads and syncing have typically been hallmarks of more top-tier products, Bryton wanted from the start to be able to bring such connectivity to all price points, and is why the had put the Bluetooth chips even on their $70 Rider 100 even when they hadn’t fully developed the background capabilities.
Updating your Bryton Rider is easy, just download the free Bryton App from your mobile device and pair it in the app’s settings together with the device’s unique ID code found on its back. Set up your Bryton account, pair it with Strava if you want, and you can then sync all of your data to the app.