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Garmin Edge 305 HR+Cad...anyone else as geeked as me about this thing?

Old 01-09-06, 02:32 PM
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Three things:
1) Mapping capability is PC-based using the included Training Center (TC) software. Finish your ride, connect the GPS to your PC, upload the data and review it. From the Garmin site: "Now that you have this data, put it to work for you by uploading it to TC for analysis and long-term storage. Once the data is transferred, your course is overlaid on a map, giving you a real-time picture of your performance at any point in your activity. The map shows basic detail such as streets, bodies of water, etc." The graphs overlay HR, elevation, etc. so you can view exertion relative to environment.

2) A great display feature is the ability to simultaneously view up to eight metrics out of 32 possible. Examples: HR, CAD, current speed, average speed, high speed, stopwatch time, elapsed time, current time, distance travelled, grade, elevation, etc.

3) I'm a pilot who uses GPS every time I fly, and rarely use a map feature. I'm after data such as time, speed, distance and bearing. With cycling, this GPS will give me what I'm after - how fast, how far, how long and how hard. If I'm REALLY lost, the "electronic breadcrumb" function and display will help me backtrack to a previously known position.
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I wonder if they give you the option to turn off the GPS function to extend battery charge? I might not want or need that function on repetitive ride routes.


I wonder how the heart rate functions compare to, say, Polar's CS200 series?


I'm still debating between the 305 and CS200cad - maybe the $250 price difference (CS200cad~$150; Edge305cad+HR~$400) should be put towards a separate GPS instead? Also, that rechargeable battery would be OK if you could carry another charged battery to replace it on a ride, but I don't think that battery is user-accessible.

edit: Is there a heading of some sort displayable?
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Old 01-09-06, 02:59 PM
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I use my MeriPlat to do the same thing. When I'm done with a ride, download the route to a pc. Then I go to a website (have it bookmarked at home) that takes the route and overlays it on the Google Maps. This is only if I want it on the pretty maps. The MeriPlat has preloaded high detail North American maps in black and white. They make a color version though.. If I get lost I pan forward-backward etc till I find a road that I know.

edit: Here's the site I use to upload my saved route and it draws a damn nice route on google maps. I think I can draw routes on that tool too and then upload that route to my MeriPlat and waaallaaaa, I have instant breadcrumb directions! (on the MeriPlat maps no less )

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Someone on mtbr.com posted about this, I didn't see anyone mention it in this thread, so I thought I'd share... made me drool and it was all I could do from breaking out a credit card and ordering a 301 or a 305. Apparently better than Garmin's software, and it's free.

https://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/

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https://www.zonefivesoftware.com/Spor...eenShots1.html
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Old 01-09-06, 03:17 PM
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geeked out. hell yeah. was looking at the quest for fun, but the edge really looks like something i could use.

can't wait to try it out.
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Old 01-09-06, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by zensuit
Originally Posted by 'nother
A little redundancy doesn't hurt.
Spoken like an engineer! Lol.
Well, the thread does have the word 'geeked' in the title

(I'm not an engineer, BTW )
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Old 01-09-06, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Slice2
edit: Is there a heading of some sort displayable?
Yes, depicted on page 48 of the owner's manual is a compass page showing a compass rose and a heading box displaying "W."
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Another intersting thing about Edge 305:

You can enter the weight of the Bike within the Bike Profile, so it can do a better job of calculating total calories burned. This way, you can change it depending the amount of "junk" you carry....
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Originally Posted by dahvaio
You can enter the weight of the Bike within the Bike Profile, so it can do a better job of calculating total calories burned. This way, you can change it depending the amount of "junk" you carry....
I wonder how much that Yorkie weighs that keeps lunging at me near 63rd & Henney?
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Originally Posted by dahvaio
Another intersting thing about Edge 305:

You can enter the weight of the Bike within the Bike Profile, so it can do a better job of calculating total calories burned. This way, you can change it depending the amount of "junk" you carry....
That's the same as the Forerunner 301. I <3 my 301!

So is there a way to take the 305 running and hiking too? (did I ask this already?)
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My understanding also is that if you use motionbased.com you can download other peoples rides or even your own previous rides and compete against the downloaded performance. I think they call it Virtual Race.

Anyway, it would be cool to take a previous ride or race and try to better your performance. I think it has a screen that shows how far ahead or behind you are.

Would be great fun to do a good performance and give it to a friend and say ... "beat that".

https://clarque.typepad.com/mblog/200...announces.html Read the courses section for the overview. Really cool stuff.

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Originally Posted by oboeguy
That's the same as the Forerunner 301. I <3 my 301!

So is there a way to take the 305 running and hiking too? (did I ask this already?)
I think that the antenna is built into the unit, so I'm guessing you could just stick it in your pocket and away you go.
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Old 01-10-06, 12:22 PM
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It would be fairly easy to just wait for a day with favorable wind, the same way you set average speed "records" (along with running red lights, etc.).


Originally Posted by Bathel
My understanding also is that if you use motionbased.com you can download other peoples rides or even your own previous rides and compete against the downloaded performance. I think they call it Virtual Race.

Anyway, it would be cool to take a previous ride or race and try to better your performance. I think it has a screen that shows how far ahead or behind you are.

Would be great fun to do a good performance and give it to a friend and say ... "beat that".

https://clarque.typepad.com/mblog/200...announces.html
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Originally Posted by oboeguy
That's the same as the Forerunner 301. I <3 my 301!

So is there a way to take the 305 running and hiking too? (did I ask this already?)

Of course you can take it running and hiking... Just strap it to your leg... However, it seems like a hassle... If you want it for running... Wait for the Forerunner 305 Release in February... It is the newer version of the Forerunner 301...

Me, I just didnt' want to wait for the Forerunner 305... so I purchased a Forerunner 301 and pre-ordered the Edge 305....
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Damn the "man" and his ubber cool gadets ........ And damn my bonus being given in March ...... Why couldn't it be sonner ....why?
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Originally Posted by Prince9931
Damn the "man" and his ubber cool gadets ........ And damn my bonus being given in March ...... Why couldn't it be sonner ....why?

Credit?

Man, I was going to wait until I heard some feedback on this thing. But reading this thread is making me wanna plunk down the CC tonight.

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Originally Posted by derath
Credit?

Man, I was going to wait until I heard some feedback on this thing. But reading this thread is making me wanna plunk down the CC tonight.

-D

Damn you and your idea's .......... hello visa card !
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Originally Posted by Bathel
Would be great fun to do a good performance and give it to a friend and say ... "beat that".
np, get in car, leave gps on dashboard, and drive.
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Old 01-10-06, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Prince9931
Damn you and your idea's .......... hello visa card !

Don't listen to me though. I already got my bonus. Of course I am using some of it for a new bike. Think the wife would buy the argument that the Garmin came stock on the new wheels?

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If you have not pre-ordered the 305 yet I suggest wait a few months for the bugs to get worked out. I got the 301 as soon as it came out and it was full of bugs. It didn't take Garmin too long to sort them out but I can already see those who have already pre-ordered them get frustrated with a first release software version. First versions of anything are bad.

Garmins software Training Center that comes with the unit blows. There are several third party programs that are much better and free. motionbased.com the best and sport tracks is pretty darn cool too.
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Originally Posted by Socalcycling
If you have not pre-ordered the 305 yet I suggest wait a few months for the bugs to get worked out. I got the 301 as soon as it came out and it was full of bugs. It didn't take Garmin too long to sort them out but I can already see those who have already pre-ordered them get frustrated with a first release software version. First versions of anything are bad.

Garmins software Training Center that comes with the unit blows. There are several third party programs that are much better and free. motionbased.com the best and sport tracks is pretty darn cool too.

hmmmm this is some very logical reasoning in your post.
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Originally Posted by oboeguy
That's the same as the Forerunner 301. I <3 my 301!

So is there a way to take the 305 running and hiking too? (did I ask this already?)
I had the same question. On some websites I have seen, there was a mention of a wrist strap accessory. I believe the unit comes with a handlebar mount, but just am not sure about a wrist strap.

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