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Garmin Edge 500 versus Joule GPS?

Old 10-13-12, 12:17 PM
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Garmin Edge 500 versus Joule GPS?

I was ready to buy the Garmin 500 when I came across the Joule GPS. Now, I don't know which one to get. I don't have a power meter but am interested in analyzing data and heart rate and cadence. I also am interested in gradient which I noticed that the Garmin does not have. However, I don't really know anyone with a Joule so I don't know anything about them.

Any thoughts/recommendations?

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Old 10-13-12, 12:24 PM
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The 500 does gradient. I would be concerned that the Joule would not be compatible with the various web sites like Strava and RideWithGPS so you can track your progress and plan routes then upload them your GPs which are the two things I like most about a GPS computer.
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Old 10-13-12, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DGonzalez View Post
I was ready to buy the Garmin 500 when I came across the Joule GPS. Now, I don't know which one to get. I don't have a power meter but am interested in analyzing data and heart rate and cadence. I also am interested in gradient which I noticed that the Garmin does not have. However, I don't really know anyone with a Joule so I don't know anything about them.

Any thoughts/recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
I wouldn't base you decision on gradient display as it's a relatively useless metric that bounces around too much. The 500 would be the safer choice as it's a proven, reliable device. You are more likely to get a good deal on the 500 than the Joule.
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Old 10-13-12, 02:32 PM
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I'd go with the Edge 500, as well. I love mine. It does do gradient, but I never even bother with it.
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Garmin, a very nice device.
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