Garmin Quest GPS, approx £50 on eBay
Miles covered/time: 5000/three years
What’s good? The Quest GPS is small, waterproof, intuitive to use and has a working battery life of over 24hours, it also comes with mapping software for most of Europe.
A good battery life enables the unit to be used in the map pocket of a tank bag without wiring it to your bikes battery.
You can plan and download routes using the supplied route planning software on a PC (not Mac) or by using the unit’s simple ‘find’ function.
It can also be used as a trip computer with a huge range of recording functions such as altitude, average speed, moving speed and even minutes until sunset!
What’s not? The Quest is no longer made and you can’t get map updates for it. This is isn’t a huge issue but it will occasionally direct you through a town centre instead of down a newly built bypass.
It’s only once directed me up a dead end but the more out-of-date the unit becomes the more it’s likely to be wrong.