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 Post subject: MTB Computer Garmin etc
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Location: Basildon
Looking to buy a garmin edge 705 or similar, can any of you guys give some opinions or surrgestions
Anyone got or use one?? :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: MTB Computer Garmin etc
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:13 pm 
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Garmin edge 705 - I think Stumpie had a 705 or 800

I got a baby gamin 200 as I like stats. Quick to pick up GPS in woods long battery and accurate data, all the things a phone is not. I have not interest in hart rate thought is meant to be good for training. I have used my to follow train GPX. were the Big boy have background maps then just an arrow.

Easy to copy file from Gamin to Strava.

Have you looked at the Bryton don't now how well they work, price is cheaper did see you get hart rate mon were Garmin there lots od add ons.


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Computer Garmin etc
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:59 pm 
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Location: Basildon
I've spoke to a couple roadie m8's who swear by the garmin 500 705 & 800 series like you I'm really interested in heart monitors just something to help as a guide & store all my rides & times & if I should ever get lost lol

Anyway cheers for your imput ill defo have a look at Bryton & see what they have to offer..

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 Post subject: Re: MTB Computer Garmin etc
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:16 pm 
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I have the Edge 510 and it's proved brilliant, it links up with my phone via bluetooth and tracks my Cadence, Speed, Heart Rate etc, it's been very useful for the turbo trainer to get some context in how far to push.

On days out, it keeps the missus happy as it reports back my location while on the bike so she can see that I'm still alive and it doesn't eat my phone battery.

510 has an added bonus of GLASNOS, which is the Russian GPS network, works loads better in the woods during the summer than the 810 I trialled did.

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 Post subject: Re: MTB Computer Garmin etc
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:18 pm 
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I've spoke to a couple roadie
What do they know ;)

500 only does an arrow turn for turn No background. Should copy files off anyway Strava to view or as data stick on dropbox or mega.

Don't know how big drive is on Garmins. Also Garmin connect website meant to be getting a revamp.


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Computer Garmin etc
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Location: Basildon
I think it's going to be the edge 705, ticks 99% of the boxes, not bad prices on eBay at the moment...

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