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Old 06-20-11, 11:18 PM   #1
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Wink Garmin Edge 800 Screen Protector

I picked up a Garmin Edge 800 today. Still need to finish installing all the maps on it. Rei sent me to a mall store xo skins and I got a Garmin Edge 800 Screen Protector from the xoskins kiosk for just over $10 It is still drying but already looks good. They said the haze goes away after a day or so. The video they have shows them taking a dremel to one and it saves a phone. They also have a display with all the different types of protectors and theirs is clearly the best. No orange peel, no rubbery texture and is so clear you can't even tell its on your garmin. Thought I would share.
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Old 06-21-11, 12:23 AM   #2
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My Garmin Edge 305 is several years old. Never had a screen protector. Screen still looks great. I am dubious about the value of a screen protector since you're much less likely to drop a bike computer on the ground than a cell phone.
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Old 06-21-11, 02:09 AM   #3
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My Garmin Edge 305 is several years old. Never had a screen protector. Screen still looks great. I am dubious about the value of a screen protector since you're much less likely to drop a bike computer on the ground than a cell phone.
Tell that to my old Sigma comp that got dropped once too often.

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Old 06-21-11, 05:21 AM   #4
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No screen protectors here (Garmin, iPhone, etc...no vinyl covers on my sofa either.) The 800 screen's readability is poor enough without a protector.
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Old 06-23-11, 06:40 PM   #5
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I use an Invisible Shield on my cell phone (Thunderbold) and on my old Garmin GPS V. I've used them on my last 2 cell phones and love them. If I was going to put a screen protector on my Edge 305, that's what I'd use. Go to www.zagg.com. They have screen protectors for many devices, including Garmin Edges. They are made from a material used to protect the leading edge of military helicopter rotor blades.
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I pick up screen protectors for $1 each shipped on eBay. I've compared them to the ones I have gotten or seen from other places for as much as $15 each and I can't tell the difference at all.
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My Edge 705 has a deep scratch on the screen. A screen protector might have prevented that.

In any event, I buy screen protectors at DX. For oddball devices like my GPSs I usually just get an iPhone screen protector (though iPad might be even better!) because it's so big and can be cut down to fit pretty much everything I have.
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Tell that to my old Sigma comp that got dropped once too often.

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I have one on my 800 and it's great. No issues with readability either.
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Old 07-06-11, 01:23 PM   #10
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It seems to hide finger prints as well. the lil description says its fills in scratches so it may be worth trying. I got mine on new so no scratches to fill.
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Picked up 6 of them for my Edge 305 for $1 shipped from Germany
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They are made from a material used to protect the leading edge of military helicopter rotor blades.
wow! Used to protect the leading edge of military helicopter rotor blades!

You are aware of how useless this claim is, right?

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Picked up 6 of them for my Edge 305 for $1 shipped from Germany
From where? That's a nice price, especially if they're already cut to fit and you don't have to do it yourself.
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+1 for zagg. The zagg protectors are superior. I've used the generic ebay ones before and they suck.
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