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Choosing the best Sigma bike computer

Updated on January 24, 2013

Sigma bike computers reviewed and compared

A Sigma bike computer is a lot cheaper than other makes and models of bicycle computers, but you do need to remember that a Sigma bike computer doesn't have advanced technology such as GPS, neither is a Sigma bike computer made out of the same top quality materials. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy a Sigma bike computer though as they represent great value for money.

Not everyone has the budget needed to buy a top end Garmin bicycle computer. Not everyone has the need for all the features of a top end Garmin bike computer. There are many cyclists out there who simply want an affordable bicycle computer that is simple to use and displays all the relevant information. If you are one of these people a Sigma bike computer is going to be just the product you are looking for.

For a quick review of the best Sigma bike computers currently available please carry on reading this article and check out the Sigma bike computers below. It doesn't matter whether you want a top end bicycle computer that displays a lot of information, or a bicycle computer to simply see how fat you are travelling, there is a Sigma bike computer out there for you.

Sigma BC2209 STS Triple Wireless Bike Computer

The BC2209 STS is the top of the range Sigma bike computer and when you compare its features to the other Sigma bike computers it is easy to see why. The BC2209 Sigma bike computer is jam packed full of features and it displays the current speed, average speed, maximum speed, actual heart rate, average heart rate, maximum heart rate, current altitude, ascending/descending altitude, maximum

altitude, cadence and temperature. The BC2209 Sigma bike computer also doubles up as a hiking computer, which is great for those of you that like hiking as well as cycling. If you are the sort of person that like a lot of data to analyse after a cycle ride the BC2209 Sigma bike computer is the bicycle computer for you.

Wireless cycle computers that rely on magnets to measure speed and cadence are generally more difficult to set up and get working than wired cycle computers however I didn't find this the case with the BC2209 Sigma bike computer. Setting it up took only a few minutes and when I compared the readout with my Garmin Edge I found the results were similar, so I have no doubts over the BC2209 Sigma bike computer's accuracy.

The build quality of the BC2209 Sigma bike computer isn't as good as that of Garmin cycle computers, but this is to be expected given the difference in price. For the dollars you spend on the BC2209 Sigma bike computer you get a quality bit of kit that is excellent value for money. So, would I recommend the Sigma BC2209 bicycle computer? Most definitely.

Sigma BC509 Bike Computer

The BC509 Sigma bike computer is the entry level model bicycle computer. The BC509 Sigma bike computer is a simple, no frills wired speedometer that displays current speed and distance. With an automatic start/stop button, scan mode and easy to read LCD screen the BC509 Sigma bike computer is simple to use, and being wired it is very easy to set up in the first instance.

The build quality of the BC509 Sigma bike computer isn't brilliant, but then 20 bucks doesn't get you much does it? The housing is said to be waterproof, although I wouldn't want to test this out. If you are looking for a simple to use and exceptionally cheap Sigma bike computer to tell how fast you are going and how far you have been the BC509 Sigma bike computer is the ideal product.

Sigma BC1009 Bike Computer

The BC1009 Sigma bike computer is next in the line-up of wired bicycle computers. The BC1009 Sigma bike computer is a newer version than the BC509 Sigma bike computer, therefore it is similar in features, similar in build quality and similar in price.

Sigma BC1609 Bike Computer

The BC1609 Sigma bike computer is the next model up and is a wired bicycle computer that displays current speed, average speed, maximum speed, current distance and total trip distance. The BC1609 Sigma bike computer also has a countdown timer, stopwatch and riding time calculator, which makes it ideal for interval training. The BC1609 Sigma bike computer is a small and neat unit that can be used for either

road bikes or mountain bikes.

The BC1609 Sigma bike computer is easy to set up, but then given it is wired this is to be expected. If you want a Sigma bike computer that has a few more features than the BC509 Sigma bike computer but is still affordable the BC1609 Sigma bike computer is a bicycle computer you should take a look at.

Sigma BC1009 STS Wireless Bike Computer

The BC1009 STS Sigma bike computer is Sigma's entry level wireless bicycle computer. It is a basic model that displays current speed, average speed, maximum speed, trip distance, total distance and total riding time. The BC1009 STS Sigma bike computer has a water resistant housing, and whilst this will keep a few splashes of water a bay it won't be very good in a downpour.

If you are looking for a cheap bicycle computer that has basic features and is wireless the BC1009 STS Sigma bike computer is something that is well worth considering.

Sigma BC1609 STS Wireless Bike Computer

The BC1609 STS Sigma bike computer is a wireless version of the BC1609 Sigma bike computer. Wireless bicycle computers can be particularly troublesome to set up and get working but this is not the case with the B1609 STS Sigma bike computer. Setting up this bicycle computer will take less than half an hour, so you will be up and running in no time. As you'd expect the Bc1609 STS Sigma bike computer is

more expensive than the wired version, but compared to other bicycle computers it is affordable. Overall this is a very good Sigma bike computer and one well worth buying.

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