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    Europe on a Garmin Edge 705??

    Hello All,

    I am going on an overseas trip next month and I have a dilemma.

    Option 1: Use my Garmin Nuvi 200W to navigate through Wales, London, and Paris......Notes: Screen is nice and big, but only 5 hours of battery life.

    Option 2: Use my Garmin Edge 705, with a small but readable screen, and have a smaller, lighter weight (maybe about the same) option with a 15 hour battery life.

    Question, have any of you used the 705 on a trip overseas? I would probably load all of the destinations beforehand, and I would only use it in the event we got lost or something.

    Any feedback on this?

    Also, if the moderators would like to move this, I would understand. Isn't FOO the place you put things that don't belong??

    Edit: If I do any biking, it will only be for one day in Wales. So, don't factor biking into the answer. It's just sight seeing.

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    Tough call....
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    I'd go for longer battery life. And bring maps.

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    I"m going to move this to Electronics, probably get more responses over there.

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    If you already have both... why not bring both? That gives you more battery time at least.

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    Good thought, but I am going with a backpack for two weeks (so I can carry my wife's two suitcases, you know).

    So, I am trying to be as light weight as possible for my trip. Althought the 200W is bigger, they both weight about the same. I do like the size of the 705, but I am wondering if anyone has actually travelled with it off of the bike and used it to navigate streets.

    I will have a charger to charge either of them at night. I think the sd/micro sd Europe card will work for either of them.

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