T3 Awards 2022: All the winners of the Getting Around awards announced
The “Getting Around” category of the T3 Awards 2022 is one of the largest and covers bikes, cars, scooters and all the art and practice of “getting around”. Here we give away the gongs of best road bike, best e-bike, best e-scooter, best bike tech, best dash cam and best sat nav. It’s a deep dive into tech-assisted mobility and ideal reading on a long road trip.
There’s no doubt that electric bikes and scooters have exploded massively in 2022, continuing their ascent in recent years, with road bikes also seeing a resurgence as people seek to exercise more, spend less on transport and to reduce their carbon footprint. However, cars aren’t going away anytime soon, and the dashcam and sat nav categories remain hotly contested, although phones, CarPlay and Android Auto have understandably made big inroads – no pun intended – in the latter category.
There’s plenty to do in the Moving category of the T3 Awards 2022, so let’s get on the saddle, strap in and hit the road.
Best Electric Scooter: Pure Air Pro LR
As a ‘last mile solution’ there is probably nothing better than an electric scooter and now that they are about to become legal in the UK we can see their popularity skyrocketing. It’s the ideal personal transport option if you want to reduce your commuting time and take more environmentally friendly journeys. The market has recently gained massive popularity and has seen a huge growth in the number of makes and models available. This made it very difficult to choose a winner for the T3 award for best electric scooter.
There can only be one winner, however, and this year it’s Pure Air Pro LR.
The Pure Air Pro LR really is the ultimate everyday scooter – capable of 60km between charges and featuring a powerful rear wheel motor that makes accelerating and climbing hills a breeze. It looks beautiful with its birch and maple plywood deck, and weighing 17.5kg, it perfectly balances performance with portability.
All of these great features are combined with class-leading build quality, safety, comfort and ease of maintenance, making this the best electric scooter you can buy today.
Pure was one of the first e-scooter brands to incorporate water resistance, and of course the Pure Air Pro LR continues that tradition with guaranteed IP65 water resistance, which if you plan to Using your scooter in the UK is a necessity.
We think it sums up everything an electric scooter should be.
List of best electric scooters:
Pure Air Pro (2nd Generation), Xiaomi Mi 1S, Pure Air Pro LR, Ninebot Segway D38E, Taito Electric Scooter
Best e-bike: Gocycle G4i
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It was hard to call, with a mix of very affordable e-bikes offering surprisingly good features and build quality, taking on more advanced and more expensive bikes. In the end, we had to settle for the most advanced e-bike of the lot, GoCycle’s futuristic foldable G4i.
The GoCycle G4i’s brilliant mix of easy folding, advanced features and futuristic style makes it a worthy winner. But above all, it’s a lot of fun to ride, with power applied in a completely natural way as you pedal. Equally important, GoCycle has made it a bike that folds up small enough to take on the train, put in the trunk of your car, or store under your desk. Yet it feels like a “real” full-size e-bike when deployed. It’s so fun to ride, it corners beautifully, and the riding position is eerily similar to that of a normal bike, thanks to its clever design.
List of the best electric bikes
BirdBike, VanMoof S5, Canyon Roadlite:ON, Pure Electric Pure Flux One, Carrera Impel IM-2, GoCycle G4i, Volt London
Best Road Bike: Ribble Endurance AL Disc
Consumers around the world have been in pursuit of new bikes during and after lockdown, and in addition to e-bikes, sporty road bikes have done very well to emerge from this renewed thirst for pedal power. Ribble in the UK produces some of the best and most expensive road bikes in the world, and its online store and growing brick-and-mortar network have worked hard to meet the demand for road bikes.
The Ribble Endurance AL Disc has risen to the top of our best road bike chart thanks to an unbeatable combination of sleek looks and reliable components at a promotional price. Ribble is certainly not just a cheap bike basement – its more expensive rides can give those of any brand a run for their money – but in today’s economic climate, a bike this good, at a price this low, really captures the zeitgeist. Well done Ribble!
List of the best road bikes
Cannondale Synapse, Ribble Endurance AL Disc, Liv Avail AR1, Canyon Endurace CF SL 8, Specialized Roubaix Sport
Best cycling technology: Karoo 2
Hammerhead has taken a brave step in trying to disrupt a bike computer market long dominated by a handful of big names. With the Karoo 2, the brand has more than delivered on its initial promise, with a compact computer that boasts a bright and colorful display, easy setup and great features.
The Hammerhead Karoo 2 has advanced route mapping features and can automatically detect and profile any hill you take, even if you haven’t mapped it beforehand or not. Needless to say, it also gives riders access to all the power, distance, and performance metrics they need.
Hammerhead has also committed to releasing updates to the Karoo 2 – the ascent detection feature came via one of those updates. That means it could turn out to be the last bike computer you’ll ever need to buy, although we’d love to see what the brand can come up with for the Karoo 3!
Shortlist of the best cycling technologies
Hammerhead Karoo 2, Home Trainer Pinnacle HC Turbo, Apeman SEEKER R1, Tacx NEO Motion Plates, Wahoo KICKR ROLLR
Best dash cam: Nextbase 622GW
Over the past few years, the dash cam market has grown at a blistering pace, with a number of top brands all vying to be crowned the best dash cam at the T3 Awards. There were so many impressive entries this year, so it was hard to pick a winner from the highly esteemed shortlist. Ultimately, there’s one dash cam that stood out, with a range of innovative and potentially life-saving features.
This year, for an impressive third consecutive year, the T3 award for best dash cam goes to the Nextbase 622GW. The 622GW is an extremely impressive dash cam, which not only masters the basics (like recording exceptional 4K image quality), but also offers features never seen before in a dash cam.
For starters, this dash cam has Alexa built in, so you can play music, find a parking spot, control smart home devices, and make calls whenever you want, without leaving the road. eyes.
There are also extremely impressive safety features, such as Emergency SOS, which will alert emergency services to your location in the event of an accident. This year, Emergency SOS has been improved with the integration of what3words. This geocoding system, which locates a location based on a global map of three-meter squares, can provide emergency services with an accurate location (even offline) and is a world first for on-board cameras. This feature is potentially life-saving and is ultimately the reason the 622GW won the T3 award, but you can read about all the other great features in T3’s Nextbase 622GW review.
List of best dash cams:
Garmin Dash Cam 67W, Thinkware F800 Pro, Nextbase 622GW, Nextbase iQ, Mio MiVue 798 Pro
Best satellite navigation: TomTom GO navigation app
While new cars are packed to the roof with technology, there’s still a high percentage of older vehicles that benefit from aftermarket accessories, such as satellite navigation systems. It’s a huge market, with a number of big players, but there was a clear winner, however, and this year’s T3 award for best satellite navigation goes to the impressive TomTom GO navigation app.
We spend a lot of time reviewing sat navs and navigation apps, and last year it was TomTom Go that impressed us the most. TomTom has taken everything it has learned about mapping from its traditional sat nav devices and translated it into a smartphone app.
We like the clean user interface, accurate traffic information and easy-to-follow lane guidance, which makes driving less stressful. Of course, since the app works on both iOS and Android smartphones, it also means you’re not adding another device to your car’s dashboard.
In addition, constant updates, the addition of real-time traffic, offline maps, as well as support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, make it a real alternative to free navigation applications such as than Google and Apple Maps.
Best Sat Nav Selection:
TomTom Go Discover, Garmin DriveSmart 86, Wahoo Elemnt Bolt, Garmin Tread XL Overland Edition, TomTom GO navigation app