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Old 01-06-13, 10:13 AM   #1
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New Garmin Edge 810 is up

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I did not see this posted you so I thought I would put it out there - the new Garmin Edge 810 is up on their website.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=112912&ra=true

Your houghts? I am thinking on getting one...... at 499 it seems pretty steep. Gets me back to my Nexus 7 bike GPS aspirations...
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Old 01-06-13, 10:21 AM   #2
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It seems that instead of giving us Navigator maps for free, they gave us the ability to interface with our cellphones... Great.
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It seems that instead of giving us Navigator maps for free, they gave us the ability to interface with our cellphones... Great.
Was that sarcasm? Please explain your opinions.
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Old 01-06-13, 10:58 AM   #4
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I was hoping that they will throw in the maps free just like with the car line of GPS. Instead we are getting more "oh look at me" tech so we can post our rides on social websites WHILE we are riding.

It's little more than a firmware update of the 800.
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I was hoping that they will throw in the maps free just like with the car line of GPS. Instead we are getting more "oh look at me" tech so we can post our rides on social websites WHILE we are riding.

It's little more than a firmware update of the 800.
I have the 800, but don't find the maps to be very useful while riding. Can I improve the quality of the display on the 800 by using upgraded software? The quality of the display on the 810 looks far better than the 800.
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I have the 800, but don't find the maps to be very useful while riding. Can I improve the quality of the display on the 800 by using upgraded software? The quality of the display on the 810 looks far better than the 800.
It appears to have the same resolution screen 160 X 240 screen. Why do you think the 810 is far better?

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare....eProduct=69043
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It appears to have the same resolution screen 160 X 240 screen. Why do you think the 810 is far better?

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare....eProduct=69043
The map screen is difficult to read while cycling. The lack of contrast on the 800 limits it's use to while stationary.
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The maps can easily be found with a little searching...

There are also OSM maps easily available.
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The maps can easily be found with a little searching...

There are also OSM maps easily available.
Yes but when you're forking over $499 for the device compared to >$150 for the entry level car GPS models that also have touch screens, live traffic updates and navigate by actually talking to you, it's not unreasonable to expect City Navigator for free in the 810.
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Very disappointing...unless there's more to it than what's on their website. The manuals aren't online yet.
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Old 01-07-13, 10:17 AM   #11
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New review on the 510 and 810. They have made a few significant changes...http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...aunched-36098/
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Nice find! Here is another - he does great reviews.

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/01/g...th-review.html
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Hmmmm - the reviews are pretty mixed. No BT 4.0 is strange. I would have thought the screen resolution would have been better. This is pretty low on the value scale imho - ugh I really wanted it be a no brainer.
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I've been waiting for the product announcement to take advantage of heavy price cuts on the 800 similar to when the 305 FR when the 310 came out but it looks like the 810's rather anemic "upgrade" will not result in big discounts on the older model.
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Funny you mention the Forerunner comparison, Byk. I thought the "upgrade" from the 800 to 810 is similar to the 405 Forerunner to 405CX Forerunner. I remember waiting for the next Forerunner (because the touch bezel was horrendous). There was only one difference between the 405 and 405CX and was not worth the extra cash.

Unfortunately, I feel this is the same with the Edge 800 and 810. I'll wait to see if the 810 predecessor is worth my money, otherwise if the 800 gets a price cut, I might go that route. With the response from this forum already, I can't imagine the 810 is going to sell that well. It seems if the 800 drops in price, Garmin could do pretty well.

Comparing the cost of maps for the Edge and Nuvi, it does seem a very step up-charge for the Edge maps. Considering what the 810 could be, I'm very disappointed. It might just be worth purchasing the 500 on price cut, and waiting for the 810 predecessor (providing Garmin takes it where it can go). I have read that Garmin might have held back on the 810/510 in order to catch other countries up with Garmin products. It's nice for the other countries, but isn't to advancing for those of us with an abundance of the current model.
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Yes but when you're forking over $499 for the device compared to >$150 for the entry level car GPS models that also have touch screens, live traffic updates and navigate by actually talking to you, it's not unreasonable to expect City Navigator for free in the 810.
I couldn't agree more. I mean really....what good is a GPS without the maps? Sure you get to interface with your smart phone...whippy, do, da, ding! Garmin, just give me a freaking map so I can navigate for Pete's sake!
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Is the 800 series more appropriate for MTB/trail/off-road riders, and the 500 series for road/racing cyclists? Is that their respective target demographic?
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Old 01-11-13, 07:57 PM   #18
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I picked up the edge 500 bundle over the holidays for $242...when i saw the 510 at first I thought I would be bummed. But after reading the reviews I think while its a step forward its not that big a deal.
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