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Old 08-29-14, 09:24 AM
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Garmin Edge 1000 Bundle

After having my phone fall off my bike again at 20 MPH this week, I'm considering moving to a dedicated bike computer. Doing a quick Google search, it seems the Garmin Edge 1000 bundle is pretty slick. But after a search here, I didn't see any discussion on it. Does anyone have info they would like to share on this device? Is it a good one to get? Is there another one I should look at? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-29-14, 10:52 AM
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I don't have any experience with the 1000 but I do use a Garmin Edge 510. It does quite a bit of what the 1000 does but costs less. The feature I like most on the 510 is LiveTrack. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and when you turn LiveTrack on you can send a link to a person who can watch your location as you ride.
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There are a few threads on the subject. I am looking at the 1000 as well. http://www.bikeforums.net/electronic...ge-1000-a.html
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Old 08-29-14, 11:09 AM
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That's what I'm trying to figure out between the models. What do you get with each. LiveTrack is a big one, my GF tends to be a worrier. I want some of the training features like tracking heart rate, cadence, speed, etc. and giving me a workout routine to improve my riding. I also dig the wifi capability in the 1000.
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Old 08-29-14, 12:38 PM
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Garmin sells a wide range of bicycle computers. The Edge 1000 is really expensive if you're not using all the training features that it has. I have the much cheaper Garmin Edge Touring and am mostly happy with its functionality.
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Old 08-29-14, 01:25 PM
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At the risk of oversimplification:
500 records the ride
510 adds heart rate and cadence
800 adds map (over 500)
810 adds HR and cadence to 800
Touring is like 800 with free maps
Touring plus adds HR and cadence
1000 is like 810 talking to your cell phone
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Old 08-29-14, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
At the risk of oversimplification:
500 records the ride
510 adds heart rate and cadence
800 adds map (over 500)
810 adds HR and cadence to 800
Touring is like 800 with free maps
Touring plus adds HR and cadence
1000 is like 810 talking to your cell phone
500 and 800 both have ANT+ for power, HR, cadence and are / were available bundled with HR & speed/cadence combo sensors. The 200 cannot connect to sensors.
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Old 08-29-14, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
At the risk of oversimplification:...
You simply got it wrong.
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Old 08-29-14, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarrett2 View Post
giving me a workout routine to improve my riding. I also dig the wifi capability in the 1000.
The 1000 is the only one that will do those two things. Also adds unit to unit transfer, round trip routing, auto sync with computer. There's a compare feature on their website. Seems like a lot of extra $ for questionable value. I've been considering a 500 myself, with the new magnetless sensors.
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Old 08-29-14, 03:10 PM
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I have a Garmin Edge 200, the lowest model, as far as I know. Now I see why people spend more. I'm not dissatisfied in the least, and I don't crave the fancier features, but if I did, I see they'd be worth the money. I am now totally sold on the idea of a GPS-type computer. Soon, I'll be posting my home-made mount which makes it easier for me to move the gadget from one bike to the next.
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I am looking at the iBike Newton as an alternative to my Garmin Edge 510. www.ibikepsorts.com
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Old 08-30-14, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by saeyedoc View Post
The 1000 is the only one that will do those two things. Also adds unit to unit transfer, round trip routing, auto sync with computer. There's a compare feature on their website. Seems like a lot of extra $ for questionable value. I've been considering a 500 myself, with the new magnetless sensors.
Actually the 510 and 810 both have support for workouts, as well as bluetooth and wi-fi capability. You can send workouts from the Garmin app on the phone to the unit. Same goes for routes.

The difference between the 510 and 810 is that the 810 has larger screen with map display. The 1000 has even larger screen, as well as support for BlueTooth LE sensors, live segments, Shimano D-Fly support, and phone call/text notifications. There's also a compatible remote control. But there are a lot of complaints about the 1000 firmware being extremely buggy (bluetooth connectivity, sensor drop-outs, etc). They also dropped the bike profile feature from previous units on the 1000.

I have the 510, and like it quite a bit. No mapping capabilities; but the Bluetooth functionality is nice for auto-uploading workouts, and the LiveTrack feature is nice when my wife wants to know where I'm at riding out in the country. I'm using it with HR, cadence, and power meter.
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Old 08-30-14, 07:46 AM
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I have the 1000.. so far it's been good. With Garmin you are a end user beta tester, but I've had less issues w/1000 then I did with 810. Each firmware update will solve issues which is good. As far as sensors drops..it's been good and I have a lot connections... speed,cadence,power,HR,Virb and cellphone. The best thing about the 1000 is the screen... it's readable with a ton of metrics shown at the sametime.
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Old 08-30-14, 08:53 AM
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I have the 1000. Smoking deal earlier this summer at BTD for $450 when factoring in the 10% voucher for next purchase. Screen size was key for me. Plan to get a remote, speed and cadence plus additional mount for another bike. So far it works great.
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So I bought one yesterday and used it on my slow group ride this morning. I'm happy with it.

I upgraded the maps and firmware to 2.40 last night. I setup my screens and added my HTC One phone and my home WiFi. Today, it all just worked. The LBS setup the sensors for me. Installed them on my bike and got the heart, speed and cadence sensors to show up. It did take a little while for the heart monitor to start reading, but I've had that happen on gym equipment before as well.

On the ride, I liked all the stats it was showing me. The mount held it nice and tight, no vibration so far. I have been using my phone and a bulky holder which worked, but my phone has fallen out a few times. It was nice to have the GPS there instead and have my phone safely put away in case of need for it. Also, the screen is MUCH easier to see than my phone and has more data per screen. I didn't get a call or text on the ride, but the night before my girlfriend sent me a text and it came up on the Edge.

Back to the ride, Cadence and Heart Rate were new to me. They were fun to watch. I was kind of freaking myself out at first on the HRM because I've never tracked it on rides before, so I wasn't sure what was good and bad. Once I got past that, I enjoyed my ride more. The Grade % was cool. I've always wondered what my hills were. I was surprised to see 1,414 climb on the ride. Didn't realize I was going up hill that much.

I uploaded the ride to Garmin Connect via WiFi as I was walking back into the house. I didn't know to hit play button to pause it at the first stop, so it got some dead time in there when meeting up with the group that ran my averages down. Being able to go back and look at all of the stats of my ride that I've never seen before is cool. I'm a numbers guy, so that is cool to me.

I feel like I'm just scratching the surface with this thing. So far, I'm digging it. Expensive though.
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Old 09-18-14, 05:47 PM
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I have the edge 1000 and have had nothing but trouble with it. It does not freely upload to my desk top, it freezers, phone messages will not come through as this is meant to be a feature. Sent it back to Garmin and there comment was that there are software issues that Garmin are trying to work through. Not good enough considering that this unit cost me around $650.00. My advice, stay clear of this product.
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Some feedback after using it for a month. Sure the Edge 1000 had a couple of minor bugs early on, but at this point, it is a great device for cycling. WAY better than the phone apps I have used in the past. I'm really happy with the device and the purchase.

I did another 100 miles worth of rides last week with the Edge 1000 and I'm really impressed with this thing. It just works and works well for me. Quickly syncs with my phone, HRM, cadence and speed sensors pre ride. I hit the play button and it just works perfectly for the whole 1-2 hour rides I do. No drops of any sensors, I get call and text notifications, love being able to read the texts without pulling the phone out of the jersey. Love being able to see the weather on the GPS along with tons of other info the device is providing.

It shows the usuals like speed, average speed, distance and then info I couldn't get from my phone like auto pause when I stop, moving time, average cadence, current heart rate, total climb during ride, percent of grade on the current hill, sunrise, sunset, time of day, etc. all on one screen or one swipe away from an easy to read display in ANY light scenario. The auto adjusting screen is greatness.

Also, I did a couple of rides with a friend riding my second bike this past week. About 3.5 hours of riding with him total. Since I have sensors on that bike that the Edge 1000 is aware of, I was worried that I might get some confusion on which sensor was providing which input. Not once. I disabled the sensors for his bike in my profile and enabled mine and zero problems. I even let him ride my bike for part of the ride and left the Edge 1000 on the bike while he rode it and it still tracked all of my heart rate info even though I was several feet from the computer at various points in the ride.

Then at the end of each ride, I hit end ride, save ride and bam, it's automatically uploaded. I can then pull my phone out of my pocket, go to Garmin Connect (or Strava) and there is the ride already on the Internet. From Garmin Connect, I can share the ride info easily with my friends via a large number of options. I texted the ride info to one friend and uploaded to Facebook for another all with Garmin Connect seconds after the ride was over.

Also, I love having the segments and virtual training partner options on rides. It really makes my training rides much more fun and the Edge gives me the incentive to push myself harder. Also, having all of the courses loaded on to the device ready for turn by turn navigation is also a great feature and has worked really well for me so far.

Having all of these features allows me to keep my phone safely in my jersey while conserving battery life in case I need it for an emergency. Also, I've done 4 hours worth of rides in the last two days and my Edge 1000 is at 50% battery life. And that was with me accidentally leaving it on for two hours after one of the rides. With my phone I would have to charge it immediately after every ride.

Basically just wanted to say, thanks Garmin. This is one slick product. The Edge 1000 combined with Garmin Connect and the sync ability to Strava and MyFitnessPal is a very nice setup. Thanks for putting it out there. It's making my cycling much more enjoyable these days.
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Old 10-19-14, 03:22 PM
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I've had a 1000 for a few months now. The wifi was rubbish so I stopped using it. But with the bluetooth phone connection, I don't need to. I've had no sensor dropouts but I have had to manually connect speed/cadence after riding my wet bike without sensors. It's easy to use, I get loads of stats to look at. I sometimes race the virtual partner. The battery life has survived easily several 100 mile rides and a very extended 140 mile overnight ride, admittedly I set everything to use minimal power on that one but still had hrm, speed and cadence connected.

Downsides. Having to unlock your iphone and either open the garmin app or 'ok' the connection. It isn't automatic. The garmin navigation sent me down a singletrack dirt road, and the garmin express isn't supported on anything older than windows vista. I'm running xp so I have had to find other ways to download updates, etc. no way am I buying a new os just for the sake of a cycle computer!!
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