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The Ultimate Cycling Computer?

Old 09-01-05, 01:26 PM
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The Ultimate Cycling Computer?

Garmin unveiled their GPS Cyclocomputer - The Edge today. Follow the link for the coolest, most feature packed cycling computer I have ever seen.

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Old 09-01-05, 01:29 PM
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I'm a GPS geek..........that would be a pretty cool toy.......but I'll stick with my $25 Cateye
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Old 09-01-05, 01:47 PM
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Thing is pretty cool but freaking huge...
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Originally Posted by dahvaio
Thing is pretty cool but freaking huge...
It's much bigger than a cyclocomputer but actually a little smaller than the average GPS unit. Given that it is cyclo+HR+GPS in one, I'd say it is compact.
Do you think the HR monitor will function as will as the polar CS200?

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Old 09-01-05, 03:38 PM
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Maybe for a full boat toruing rig. It's either HR OR CAD. If it was both and MAC compatable I'd sell my first born.
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Old 09-01-05, 03:59 PM
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And since it's targeted at cyclists, expect to fork over your first born.
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Fine with me doggus, that gives me one free accident
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Old 09-01-05, 04:11 PM
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It's MSRP is $375... not too bad considering that I spent close to $300 on my Polar S725 and over $100 on my flightDeck...

I like the display because it shows so much... very tempting...
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HAC4+. $200 or so on eBay last I remember.
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I recently got a polar CS200.....love it. Don't need more......I already have so much information to look at it's hard to keep my eyes on the road
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Old 09-01-05, 07:22 PM
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Lets see. I budget 120 a week. So If I live off of 70 a week then I can get it in two months. I think I can do it. That thing is sick. The only thing I'd need to know before getting it is if it would get interference from my light, cause my current computer does so I can't get any data after dark.
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Does it give map directions? The website seems to suggest it does, but there aren't any explicit photographs of the navigation function (at least as far as I saw).
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I don't think it does... the display does not look like it has the capability of giving directions... Furthermore, after a ride, you can overlay your route on a map...
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It says the 305 can have the HR and the cadance on it... you just have to buy that particular sensor seperatly. It's badass... but $$
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Damnit! i just bought the forerunner 301, what is Amazons Return policy?
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This thing sounds like it was designed with input from serious cyclists:

-The display is programable (ie. monitor speed, cadence, time, distance all on same screen. Whatever you want to focus on, for example HR vs cadence.) It irks me to no end that I cannont monitor speed, cadence and stopwatch on my flightdeck at the same time.

-It stops calculating below a certain programable speed! (ie like when stopping/starting from lights, as opposed to the actual stop itself) I know this is not that big a deal, but I have one excellent TT route that I do for training and smack in the middle of it is a light that is almost always green (it is for a utility access road) but every once in awhile it gets tripped. Damn, there goes a 7 mile TT attempt! Heck even out on those fast and long rides when you hit 10 or so lights in your ride, you dont always remember to halt the timer function before it stops itself. While I dont know how much this kills your average speed, I know it does affect it.

Racing against a ghost of yourself on the same loop...don't know how practicle that is, but sounds interesting.

Cool...hope it works with Macs
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Old 09-02-05, 12:48 PM
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I must have this
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looks like my "new" toy is going back. I need that cadence meter
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meh... powertap pro.. i know most of the main roads around here for probably a 50k radius, so gps is pretty useless, IMO. the auto timer off under a certain speed like... 15k/h would be a great feature for coasting to lights, other then that, my vetta suite's me fine
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Garmin makes top notch stuff. I have one of thier GPS units that has been beat to hell but keeps on ticking.
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hmmm 300 dollar cycling computer with GPS or 5 dollar map with free performance computer with cadence. You choose. (although I do want it badly!)
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to keep an eye on this one.

This isn't a "must have" kind of thing, but is pertty cool if gadgets are what make you happy
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dammmn!!!

wireless cadence too
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wirelss part sucks though. much rather have a wired computer. far less problems and far more versitle.
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Originally Posted by hi565
hmmm 300 dollar cycling computer with GPS or 5 dollar map with free performance computer with cadence. You choose. (although I do want it badly!)
I choose the computer. I've never heard of a map that tells you your speed, cadence, elapsed time, etc. No brainer as far as I'm concerned. I just can't believe that I need to wait until November!
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