PROS / The Navi2Coach has a handlebar remote.
CONS / A monochrome screen and no touch interface make the Navi2Coach feel dated.
VERDICT / While it's certainly not on the cutting edge of the industry, the Navi2Coach provides a mix of essential features and good design.
The O-Synce Navi2Coach bike GPS provides speed, distance, time, altitude and other data through its GPS connection. It gives you compatibility with ANT+ sensors, has preloaded course navigation and is simple to use.
The Navi2Coach has customizable data fields that allow you to choose what is displayed on the screen as you ride. It also comes with a small remote that attaches to your handlebars. This means you won't have to take your hands off the handlebars to scroll through the data that the Navi2Coach is gathering.
This bike computer is fully compatible with ANT+ heart rate, cadence and power sensors, so you'll have access to the most important training data to track your progress. If you pair the Navi2Coach to one or more of those sensors, data from those sensors will display on the screen during your ride and on the computer after you upload your ride to the O-Synce software.
The software that comes with the Navi2Coach is easy to use, and it allows you to see the route you rode overlaid on a variety of maps. One of the best things about the Navi2Coach is how easy it is to upload rides to Stava, Training Peaks, Garmin Connect or other online cycling communities, because O-Synce exports your ride files in the industry-standard FIT file format. Not all cycle computers use FIT, and this file compatibility adds to the simplicity of using the Navi2Coach.
The Navi2Coach also has preloaded course navigation, which is commonly called breadcrumb navigation. You can preload routes onto the Navi2Coach from your computer. The Navi2Coach will save them, and on your ride, it will display a line of dots, or breadcrumbs, for you to follow. This feature will keep you from getting terribly lost, but you shouldn't rely on it too heavily for navigation, as this style of navigation is unable to show obstacles or terrain changes.
O-Synce has phone and email support, as well as a YouTube channel with tutorials. Although not all of the videos are in English, there are enough to get you feeling comfortable with the Navi2Coach's features.
The Navi2Coach is a well-designed, practical bike GPS. Although you won't get any deluxe features like a color screen, touchscreen or maps navigation, the Navi2Coach will give you basic functionality in a cycling computer that's easy to use. At the manufacturer's price point, the Navi2Coach is represents a good value with essential functions that are easy to use.