Now what is really interesting about the Soleus Draft is the budget spot it takes in the market. The Draft is GPS computer that retails for only $99 dollars! That is half of the Sigma Rox 10.0 I have been testing ($200) and $30 less than the Garmin Edge 200 the only other comparable bike computer out on the market.
Hardware wise the Draft is definitely on the small side at 2.5" by 1.75" with a backlight dot display screen. The Draft utilizes a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that is charged via the included charger. Soleus is big on showing off the 30 ride storage capabilities of the Draft as well as the ability to directly upload activities to Strava. Water proofing is good to 30 meters so unless you crash your bike into a very deep lake the Draft should survive without any issues.
Which exemplifies exactly what Soleus is going for here. The Draft is all about delivering basic GPS based metrics like speed and distance as well as creating a GPS track for post ride upload. And doing so in an affordable and rugged little package. Clearly this computer isn't for everyone but then again if you are using a Garmin 1000 you probably don't fit the target demographics very well. But if you have been using your iPhone to track rides for upload to Strava then you should most definitely take a look at the Soleus Draft!
But for the next several months I will be testing out the Soleus Draft to make sure that everything works as advertised. Hopefully I can get a lot of testing in before winter takes me indoors to the bike trainer. In the meantime feel free to comment at the bottom with any questions or visit Soleus' Draft site.
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