For me, expensive bike computers is a kind of fetish, well, I like such feature-rich functional devices for bicycles.
I recently wrote about an updated version of SHANREN Raptor II, they asked: where is GPS ?, and it is only in this model - SHANREN SR-BLC30 Discovery.
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Packing and packaging
Appearance, photos of the device
Bike computer features
Packing and packaging
I have this package:
Bicycle computer + speed sensor + cadence sensor + mount in the center of the steering wheel.
Cycle Computer Box:
Model Discovery Shanren's top-end company, their range of models is still small.
The basic kit is all that is needed to install and operate the bike computer.
Instruction in English.
Shanren discovery SR-BL30
Wireless Protocols: Blue 4.0 / ANT +
Headlight brightness: 260 Lm
Screen data: Speed / Path / Trip time / Altitude / Slope / Clock
With Sensors: Cadence / Pulse / Power
Battery: 2800 mAh
Travel record: 410,000 km
Cycle time: 96 hours
Headlight Modes: High / Medium
Headlight Hours: 3/6 h
Charging time: 2 hours (5 V / 1.5 A)
Weight: 135 g.
Appearance, photos of the device
There are only two color schemes: black and blue. The design is concise, with rounded corners.
Three rubberized buttons are located under the big screen. The body is seamlessly glued to protect against water.
SHANREN does not deviate from its principles in this model also has a built-in headlight. More precisely, even two:
steering wheel mounting bracket, as in the younger Raptor model.
The dimensions have not changed much compared to the Raptor model (in the center of the iGPSPORT iGS618):
The headlight is now removable and immediately in a dazzling design:
Why the headlight was made removable, I honestly did not understand, probably, design sophistication.
Served on her 3.7 V.
Micro usb charging port is closed with a rubber plug.
At the main headlight (260 Lm) the LED is located onreflector ceiling - and the light spot is cut off from above, like a dipped car. LED headlight (at the end of the housing) declared as “smart” and consists of 5 pcs. RGB LEDs.
Overloaded with information. Watches, for example, could be made larger.
There is a backlight, including automatic from 18:00 to 8:00.
All screen areas:
Mass of the device:
Installing the steering wheel bracket:
The shaking bracket is not afraid, but the plastic guides wear out over time.
Here it looks on the steering wheel:
Nearby is the SHANREN Raptor II competitor, also a GPS bike computer.
In the basic version, the computer receives data only from GPS, for cadence, heart rate and speed (if GPS is not available) - external wireless sensors are needed.
Installation of additional sensors is described in the instructions.
Now consider the bracket on the steering wheel SHANREN Click.
Options in a separate box:
Rubber inserts for different steering diameters:
103x72x50 mm. Weight 55 g. There is an adjustment for the slope.
I don’t have the opportunity to put this bracket on a unitary steering wheel combined with a take-out:
The center of the steering wheel is the best place to use the bike computer as headlights:
Bike computer features
A lot of functions are declared:
Sorry no air temperature!
So the functions are indicated on the screen of the bike computer:
There is an interesting mode “Smarter Warning Light System”, the color of the LED headlight changes from speed:
And it works, though who warns more about the speed of you or others is not clear.
In addition to the speed designation mode, there is also a blinking, attenuation, and DRL mode. Everything is customizable:
Even in the afternoon, this LED headlight is quite noticeable:
You can quickly turn it on / off by double-clicking on the power button.
It produces speed values with two decimal places, which is a bit unusual.
The left button toggles the bottom row: mileage, total time, calories, number of tracks in memory and compass. Yes, damn it, an ordinary compass (well, it only works from GPS), shows a direction, like SE. There are also corner warnings (and voice messages from the smartphone from the application), when the bike computer works with navigation.
The right column on the screen is responsible for the current trip: mileage, time, altitude and incline.
The right button toggles the current, average and maximum values for speed, cadence and heart rate.
The central button is on / off and headlight control: maximum and medium
Having pressed the two extreme buttons, we get into the settings mode:
- Light settings
- basic settings
- Power meter settings
In the main settings, you can disable GPS. And a whole section is dedicated to displaying power indicators.
The claimed autonomy of 96 hours (without headlights, but with GPS), it is believed, the built-in battery is 2800 mAh.
Here I want to praise the developers of the Discovery model. GPS module pleases with its speed, a cold start on the street for 10 seconds.
Explicitly faster than a smartphone. In the forest, I did not notice the loss of signal. The tracks on the map fit exactly.
Speed shows the same as iGPSPORT.
Autopause in the track is and works clearly.
The bonus is even information about the incoming call and SMS, if the bike computer is paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth.
The headlight is weak, imprisoned exclusively for city trips.
It shines honestly for two hours (the cycling computer then works for another 6 hours). There are only two modes: full and medium. There is no strobe, but it can be implemented on the top RGB LED headlight.
The light is white without blue.
The headlight does not blind, the upper limit of the light is cut off.
In the area:
It gives a bright spot in front of the bike (4-8 m) and a small halo in the area of the front wheel.
Raptor shines brighter, and the same folk convoy 2 times.
Of course, there is no range, but it will not let a hole pass.
Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT + protocols are supported.
Speed Sensor (Model SR-SCS20B):
Includes a rubber boot for mounting on the front wheel hub.
Works with BLE4.0 / ANT +
Powered by 2032 battery
Dimensions: 33.6 x 33.8 x 11.8 mm
Weight: 10 g.
Service life: one year (one hour per day).
I also needed a rubber ring, a large diameter bushing.
Cadence Sensor (Model SR-SCS20A):
Dimensions: 31.1x34.4x9.4 mm
other characteristics like a speed sensor.
Installed on the left connecting rod:
Inside the sensor is a full revolution, on both devices there are LEDs - operation indicators.
Of course there is support for a heart rate monitor (heart rate sensor).
Shanren has own model (BLE and ANT +)but you can use any.
Universal sensors without problems were added to the iGPSPORT bike computer. They didn’t lose communication, they were not afraid of interference from powerful bicycle lights.
application Shanren Sport App
Of the features:
He writes a track with sensors like Strava.
List of connected devices:
There are many settings available for the Discovery model:
Moreover, a whole page is reserved for displaying data from a power sensor. There is an altimeter calibration.
and firmware update:
List of trips (total 100 pcs.) And their analysis:
unloading the track * .fit:
You can share in social networks or upload directly to strava.
Unloading tracks is possible only through the application, there is no other access to the bike computer memory.
And as already mentioned, it is possible to control a smart diode backlight:
There is directional navigation, but you need to set the map yourself:
This is just as inconvenient as the return navigation on iGPSPORT.
In general, the bike computer all the output is tied to an application on a smartphone and there is integration with Strava.
Gps tracks for comparison
Video instructions on the site from the manufacturer
This is the stuffed device.
There is GPS, there are two lights, sensors are supported.
As for the price - it is approximately at the level of Chinese competitors (Bryton, iGS618), but Discovery also has a built-in headlight.
There are strengths and weaknesses.
I like it:
The application on the smartphone is at a good level.
Build quality and autonomy
Did not like:
The headlight is weak, 260 lumens not for high speed.
Overloaded screen, not possible to configure blocks.
No temperature display.
With you was frostbitten bdos:
Thank you for watching. Enjoy the shopping!