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Delorme vs. MapSource for the Edge 305

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Old 01-10-06, 02:23 PM
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Delorme vs. MapSource for the Edge 305

I'm going to be getting an Edge or a Quest in the next couple of weeks, so I bought Topo 5.0 to compliment it. For the folks who use GPS for their rides and training, was the Topo a worthy purchase? I feel like I don't need it, but I'll open it up if it helps looking at tracks and routes.

For stats, it looks like we can use Training Center™ and motionbased.com for tracking and reports.
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Don't know yet but I have Topo 5.0 and like it...it will be a cool bouns that it can work with my new (well pending shipment, delivery and the ability to actually ride with it) Edge 305.
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Originally Posted by bigskymacadam
I'm going to be getting an Edge or a Quest in the next couple of weeks, so I bought Topo 5.0 to compliment it. For the folks who use GPS for their rides and training, was the Topo a worthy purchase? I feel like I don't need it, but I'll open it up if it helps looking at tracks and routes.

For stats, it looks like we can use Training Center™ and motionbased.com for tracking and reports.
Garmin have a variety of MAPPING products that would allow you do see your routes and tracks on a pc. Garmin's Mapsource is merely software for viewing its mapping products on the pc and up/downloading waypoints, tracks and routes. Mapsource also allows you to load _GARMIN_ map products to their gps models that show maps which I believe the Quest does. I do not know if the 305 allows maps on the unit.

Some garmin units also do routing on the unit (again, I think the Quest does) whereas Mapsource with appropriate maps can do routing on the pc.

I've the 76cs and use it on the bike occasionally. Thick tree cover or steep canyon or hillside slopes or urban canyons can block signals for some units.
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I've been waiting to get the Edge 305 ever since I read about it here. I just got Topo USA 5.0. On their forum I asked if one could use it to upload waypoints that you created while on the bike and if you could load maps from Topo USA into it and follow them on the bike. Users there gave me a 'yes' to both questions. In addition to all the coll trining features, that is how i intend to use it.

Let me kwow when your new unit ships.
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