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Old 02-25-18, 02:10 PM
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Bike computer

Does anyone know a cycle computer than can show a map/navigation, and also the speed on the same screen. In a split screen. My Garmin 510 has both, but not on the same screen and I need this. Any help?
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Any Garmin Edge model <800

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does anyone know a cycle computer than can show a map/navigation, and also the speed on the same screen. In a split screen. My garmin 510 has both, but not on the same screen and i need this. Any help?
800-810-820-1000-1030
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
Any Garmin Edge model <800

I take it that your gator is chomping in the wrong direction.
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Old 02-25-18, 05:52 PM
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Garmin Edge 1000 @ Amazon, $297
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I'm looking to get a computer for my bike, is garmin the best name? I use strava to map my rides and I have garmin vivoactive watch
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As a HH Karoo owner, I would strongly recommend AGAINST this until they come up with a LOT of updates. In it's current form, aside from mapping, it has less features and data fields than my old Edge 500.
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Polar V650.

It shows the map with two configurable data fields at the bottom.


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I'm looking to get a computer for my bike, is garmin the best name? I use strava to map my rides and I have garmin vivoactive watch
Wahoo is likely the most reliable. Elemnt or the smaller Bolt are really good units. You do need to own a smartphone to get them configured though. Wahoo has a good reputation for fixing issues, especially major bugs. New features seem to take longer to roll out. The Wahoo integration with Strava and RideWithGPS is stellar.

Various Garmins have had issues, 810 is a known dog, the 520 and 1000 are the most reliable of the models still being sold (as compared to discontinued models). Good deals on a 1000 currently, at $300.

I like the color touch screen on my Garmin 1000 better then the Bolt that I had. As well you can download different maps to Garmin, you canít do that with Wahoo and I found the maps on Wahoo to be very road centric, thus not as useful for off road exploring. Garmin units port thru their on phone app, then to Connect, then to Strava, itís also seemless and quick, a one button save on the head unit (like the Wahoos).
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Lots of good deals for Edge 1000's out. I got the bundle that includes a cadence, speed, and heart rate monitor for $425.
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Mobile phone with Strava, RoadBike or similar.
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Buy Garmin Edge 1000.
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Lots of good deals for Edge 1000's out. I got the bundle that includes a cadence, speed, and heart rate monitor for $425.
Jeez, yeah. $296 on Amazon. Thatís $200 less then it was selling for a year ago. They are likely blowing them out the door, trying to get folks to move on to the 1030.
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Jeez, yeah. $296 on Amazon. Thatís $200 less then it was selling for a year ago. They are likely blowing them out the door, trying to get folks to move on to the 1030.
I think it's because they're in panic mode and actually taking Wahoo seriously. Garmin is big enough to lose $$$ blowing out 1000s in an effort to keep sales from Wahoo. I'm sure their thinking goes like this: "Let's discount the bike computers until that Wahoo company folds... then launch another computer, cancel the 1000 and get the prices back up"
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I think they've been badly hit by the popularity of mobile phones with appropriate apps, not to mention google maps.

I wouldn't see the point of buying any Garmin or rival product now - and the arrival of the smart watch has put another nail in the coffin.
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I think they've been badly hit by the popularity of mobile phones with appropriate apps, not to mention google maps.

I wouldn't see the point of buying any Garmin or rival product now - and the arrival of the smart watch has put another nail in the coffin.
I think that "badly hit" is a bit of a stretch. GPS head units have always been in the enthusiast arena, and I don't think that that has changed much. Phones may have some similar functionality, and while issues like being weather-proof are starting to be addressed, there are still major stumbling blocks like battery life and size. Smartwatches might eat in to the market a bit, but there are still drawbacks like screen size/number of data fields available and the fact that, 'specially on road bikes, the screen/your wrist isn't oriented in a way that's as accessible as a stem- or bar-mounted computer.
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Wahoo is likely the most reliable. Elemnt or the smaller Bolt are really good units. You do need to own a smartphone to get them configured though. Wahoo has a good reputation for fixing issues, especially major bugs. New features seem to take longer to roll out. The Wahoo integration with Strava and RideWithGPS is stellar.

Various Garmins have had issues, 810 is a known dog, the 520 and 1000 are the most reliable of the models still being sold (as compared to discontinued models). Good deals on a 1000 currently, at $300.

I like the color touch screen on my Garmin 1000 better then the Bolt that I had. As well you can download different maps to Garmin, you canít do that with Wahoo and I found the maps on Wahoo to be very road centric, thus not as useful for off road exploring. Garmin units port thru their on phone app, then to Connect, then to Strava, itís also seemless and quick, a one button save on the head unit (like the Wahoos).
looks like I got a little bit more research to do lol
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I'm sure their thinking goes like this: "Let's discount the bike computers until that Wahoo company folds... then launch another computer, cancel the 1000 and get the prices back up"
That's called dumping, and it is illegal in many places. Hard to prove and prosecute, though.
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I'm looking to get a computer for my bike, is garmin the best name? I use strava to map my rides and I have garmin vivoactive watch
Wahoo is probably the easiest to get a strava route into the bike computer. The computer has wifi and you can sync it with your Strava account. One button push and the route is in your computer. That said, Wahoo probably has the most simplistic map on the computer of all.

Hammerhead Karoo also has an easy way to get a Strava route into your computer. You cut and paste the URL into their desktop web app and it instantly syncs to the computer. The TBT navigation that Karoo has is a bit buggy right now so I'd wait on that.

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