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Old 05-13-14, 05:20 PM   #76
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I have had not issues with my Edge 810 either.
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Old 05-13-14, 06:46 PM   #77
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lost another ride to my garmin edge 500 POS. At least it wasn't a race this time. Already expressed my views but again, no future garmin product for me.
Do you have the latest firmware version 3.3 for your Edge 500?
I just picked on up. I believe its an outstanding device...but with a crappy display that is hard to read in shadowy light...like morning rides where the sun is low.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:34 PM   #78
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My only very minor complaint is that I wish there was an adjustable setting for how far in advance to warn about a turn. It usually alerts me at 0.15 miles before the turn. That's fine for solo riding but when I'm leading a group ride that's sometimes a bit of short notice to yell to everyone.
The default is 30 meters. This is not a tiny issue for the rider slamming into your rear wheel.
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Old 05-13-14, 08:00 PM   #79
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The default is 30 meters. This is not a tiny issue for the rider slamming into your rear wheel.
I believe you can adjust that in your route creation software. I know RideWithGPS lets you modify the turn notification distance.
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Old 05-13-14, 08:10 PM   #80
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My only very minor complaint is that I wish there was an adjustable setting for how far in advance to warn about a turn. It usually alerts me at 0.15 miles before the turn. That's fine for solo riding but when I'm leading a group ride that's sometimes a bit of short notice to yell to everyone.
With calculated routes, the 800 chirps at about 0.1 miles/500 feet before the turn. You'll see a big white arrow before that. I've never heard it chirp as early as 1.5 miles. Your only option is to check the screen. (You could add custom cues that end-up as "course point" notifications but that would be a lot of work.)

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I believe you can adjust that in your route creation software. I know RideWithGPS lets you modify the turn notification distance.
Note that this is for "course point" notifications.

Yes, you can move them earlier but it's a ridewithgps subscription feature. Bikeroutetoaster will make a copy of each course point to a selected earlier distance (that feature is free). So, you get two notifications.

The mapping Garmins provide another/different notification at about 0.1 miles/500 feet before the turn (from a calculated route).

Course points are the only turn notifications available for the 500/510.

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Old 05-14-14, 01:38 AM   #81
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From here on out I am just saying no to Garmin..



The Polar V650 does look nice and it does have positive reviews so far.. My line of thinking is that it can't really be any worse than a Garmin..

I am going to sell my 810 and give it a go.. We shall see!
If you do want to sell your 810, I'd be interested. I mean just in case you're serious, I wanted to put that out there. :-D
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Old 05-14-14, 08:21 AM   #82
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If you do want to sell your 810, I'd be interested. I mean just in case you're serious, I wanted to put that out there. :-D
You bet...

It's the bundle that has the speed / cadence sensor, heart rate monitor, out front mount and maps...

Shoot me a PM if you are serious.
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Old 05-14-14, 10:20 AM   #83
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You bet...

It's the bundle that has the speed / cadence sensor, heart rate monitor, out front mount and maps...

Shoot me a PM if you are serious.
i am. I tried but says you don't accept PMs. :-(
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Old 05-14-14, 10:32 AM   #84
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i am. I tried but says you don't accept PMs. :-(
I fixed it, I think.. LOL

I will PM you here in a sec..
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Old 05-16-14, 09:49 AM   #85
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Well....

I sold and shipped my Edge 810 bundle yesterday.. Today my Edge 200 died a horrible death! It turns on, reboots and it's stuck in a reboot loop.. My plan was to use the Edge 200 until the Polar V650 is available.. I guess that's not going to happen..

My options are to buy a cheap computer to use until the V650 is available or (cringe) buy the Edge 1000..

I went to the Edge 1000 official Garmin forums and it does in fact look to be a complete disaster.. I called my favorite LBS and they do in fact have a 1000 in stock.. It's the non bundle version so *if* I get it, I'd need to order the sensors..

RIP Edge 200, you served me well..

Now, what to do?
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Old 05-16-14, 09:51 AM   #86
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You'll never find a single positive statement in the Garmin forums, why even look?

Buy the 1000 and don't look back...
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Old 05-16-14, 09:53 AM   #87
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You'll never find a single positive statement in the Garmin forums, why even look?

Buy the 1000 and don't look back...
True...

I am debating the Edge 1000 at the moment.. I really had my eye on the Polar V650 but the more I looked into this morning, the less excited I am about it...
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Old 05-16-14, 01:04 PM   #88
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If you have $600. for a bike computer, you can get one at Excel:

Garmin Edge 1000 GPS Computer - Excel Sports
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Old 05-16-14, 01:22 PM   #89
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I picked one up at my LBS (they only had the non bundle) and am heading out to ride now.. I will post my thoughts on it when I return.

I updated the firmware and paired it to my iPhone 5S.. Also made a few quick segments and sent them to the Edge 1000...

We will see.. Hope Garmin does not bite me in a rear again with buggy junk..
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Old 05-16-14, 01:27 PM   #90
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True...

I am debating the Edge 1000 at the moment.. I really had my eye on the Polar V650 but the more I looked into this morning, the less excited I am about it...
????

The Polar V650 is mostly equivalent to the Garmin Edge 500/510.

If you were unhappy with the 810, don't expect to be happy with the 1000.
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Old 05-16-14, 01:31 PM   #91
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????

The Polar V650 is mostly equivalent to the Garmin Edge 500/510.

If you were unhappy with the 810, don't expect to be happy with the 1000.
I was happy with my Edge 200 and I was happy with my Edge 500.. The 810 was buggy as all heck until the recent update (3.0 I think).. The 3.0 update did fix almost all my issues but by that time it left a sour taste in my mouth so it's on the way to it's new home..

I am off to ride with the 1000 now and will post more later.. I am doing a 36 mile route today so we will see how it goes..
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Old 05-18-14, 09:41 AM   #92
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It looks like the Garmin Edge 1000 comes pre-loaded with maps, is that correct?

With the 810 you have to buy the maps or go with one of the free map options?
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Yes maps are included.. They are built in and do not come with or need the SD card like the 810 did..

I have a different thread going re: the 1000 here:

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So the main benefit of the 1000 is so you can have your ride interrupted by text messages. Irony would be getting hit by a car whose driver is texting. I'll wait for the Garmin 2000 where I'll be able to stream netflix.
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Old 05-18-14, 07:29 PM   #95
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i would stick with the 500. I have the 800 and it gives you maps which i seldom use and a few more metrics on the display. The display is not great in the sun and that supposedly is one of the key benefits of the new 1000 but at ~$600 it's not worth it to me. i think you're mostly paying for the ability to have your wife send you encouraging messages (ride faster honey) while you're in the middle of a race.
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Yes maps are included.. They are built in and do not come with or need the SD card like the 810 did..

I have a different thread going re: the 1000 here:

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You sure the microSD card with maps wasn't installed at the factory?

The 800/810 came with a separate microSD card. The Touring comes with the microSD card already installed.

It would be much easier/cheaper/faster for Garmin to provide the maps on microSD cards.

That way, they only have to produce on version of the unit for different locations.

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You sure the microSD card with maps wasn't installed at the factory?

The 800/810 came with a separate microSD card. The Touring comes with the microSD card already installed.
Positive... There is NO microSD card in my unit and full maps work just fine..
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Positive... There is NO microSD card in my unit and full maps work just fine..
How big is the device memory?
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How big is the device memory?
No clue.... There is a slot for a microSD card but it's empty.. I imagine this is for different maps if wanted / needed..
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No clue.... There is a slot for a microSD card but it's empty.. I imagine this is for different maps if wanted / needed..
When you plug it into a computer, you can check the properties of the disk.

The full North America maps are around 2 GB and can take 1+ hours to copy across USB. It's much faster to remove the microSD card (if that's where you are installing maps) and plug tgevcard into the PC.

That the 1000 has 2+ GB memory isn't anything I've heard about before.
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