Join Date: Aug 2009
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Garmin Edge 500 in cold weather
Has anybody used Garmin Edge series cyclocomputers in cold weather?
First, does it give accurate temperature readings? My Garmin Edge 500 seems to read consistently high in cold weather i.e., when my ride tonight ended it was 10-13 °F according to several local weather stations, but the Garmin read 17°F. It was dark out, so sunshine was not the cause. Perhaps the unit itself generates a small amount of heat whilst operating?
Second, the specs on the Garmin say that its operating conditions are down to 5 °F. More than likely, I'll be riding at temperatures below that some time in the next month. I am assuming that below 5°F, the altimeter may give faulty readings, but apart from that, has anybody had any other problems?