SIGMA ROX 7.0

£120

Cycling Plus - - NEW KIT -

Size mat­ters

If you’re look­ing for an ad­vanced com­puter that doesn’t clut­ter your bar, you’re spoiled for choice nowa­days. Mod­els like the Garmin Edge 25 and Lezyne Mini pack plenty of per­for­mance into a dinky pack­age. At 73x50mm, the Rox 7.o cer­tainly prom­ises pint-sized GPS good­ness.

Fea­ture proof

The Rox 7.0 is a reg­u­lar GPS com­puter, so no sur­prises here – it does the usual GPS ride track­ing job we’ve all be­come ac­cus­tomed to with lit­tle fuss. It records and shows a de­cent range of data – as well as speed and dis­tance it’ll also pro­vide you with plenty of al­ti­tude info, tem­per­a­ture stats and calo­rie es­ti­mates. It’s also able to help you out with rout­ing.

On the road

From a purely GPS point of view the Sigma is fine – it was ac­cu­rate, picked up sig­nals quickly with lit­tle drop off. And if that’s what you want then great. But… with no ANT+ or Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity you’re lim­ited to col­lect­ing ride data.

The nav­i­ga­tion sees you fol­low a sim­ple line but you have to be view­ing the map screen - you don’t get prompts in ride data screens. The Rox does sup­port Strava live seg­ments, but you have to plug the Rox into Sigma’s Data Cen­ter to load th­ese, force data onto Strava, add routes, con­fig­ure screens and so on. It’s an old fash­ioned and clunky in­ter­face that doesn’t im­press com­pared to the in­stant data shar­ing of­fered by other brands. Com­pared to, say, the Garmin Edge 25 we can’t re­ally see why you’d choose it.

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