I was getting ready to buy a Garmin 705 until I learned more about the Edge 800. I've decided to wait for the Edge 800 but I am unsure what version to go with.
On an earlier BF thread about the 705, someone suggested I should buy the 705 bundle that comes with everything but the SD card. They suggested buying a generic sd card and the City Navigator DVD from Garmin so that the maps could be installed on both a PC for planning and the 705 for riding. Another person seconded that plan but suggested openstreetmaps.org as the mapping software.
I thought I would do the same thing with the 800, but a bundle with everything but the SD card with maps doesn't seem to exist: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?...043#versionTab
Does anyone know if this was the case with the 705 (additional bundle types added over time)? I'm wondering if I should wait for the bundle or just buy the base unit and then buy the rest (cadence, hr strap, sd card, some type of map software) later.
I wanted to hold off on buying the City Navigator until I got a chance to try out openstreetmaps.org. Where I live in, I don't think they've made a new road in 50 years, so I think I'd have a shot with openstreetmaps.
Another thing that is confusing to me is that on DCRainmakers blog he says that the 800's SD card comes with a cable to conect it to the PC so you can upload maps to to the PC from the SD card. Is that different that the 705? http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2010/08/g...irst-look.html