I can't argue with that, is there something to be said for software and the weekly updates? Much like the apple model of one software for one product and that having longevity and somewhat justifying the cost.
My point is the price of manufacturing vs the retail cost is so huge. I think it was a Garmin model that is based on a low cost Mediatek chip that probably only costs $1-2 and the rest of the product has no special components and yet retails at around £200 yet probably costs only about $15 or so to make. It's like margins even Apple would be impressed with. There are more expensive components that go into a £30 smartphone like an Alcatel. Just seems like another product for cyclists that has exploitative margins and pricing.
For most people yes, but for those that want a dedicated device this device fits most briefs. But, equally, the price is prohibitive.
Indeed the price is just too high
Great device but that price, the hardware doesn't merit that price point in my opinion. Seems like there is no real value option in the more advanced cycle computer category so prices are not that competitive. An old smartphone seems the budget option, configure it as you want it but you will need a phone mount, waterproof case and likely a small power bank depending on your model of phone. You can get suitable old smartphones on ebay for less than £20 if you don't want to use your main phone.