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Garmin Edge comparison

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  1. Dave
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    This probably isn't that exciting for most people on here, but I finally got around to writing up something on my unhealthy collection of Edge GPS computers: every Edge GPS compared

    Admittedly, this is the collection of both my better half and I... still a bit of a geekfest! (And it doesn't include running watches...)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Focus
    Member

    Every Edge? ;-)

    Ok, so it's not out yet!

    Good preview from the always comprehensive DC Rainmaker

    I've still got a 305 and 705 that I've been meaning to put on eBay for ages but still to get round to it.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. fimm
    Member

    This forum needs a like button ;-)
    That's even better than the photo of magnatom with three cameras on his helmet...
    :o)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. Greenroofer
    Member

    @Dave have you tried riding with that set up? If you did, did they all show the same speed? I'd like to see a video...

    I've noticed that my Edge 200 takes quite a bit of time to slow down to zero when I stop, so it often shows 5mph on the screen when I'm stationary at traffic lights, and this seems to translate onto Strava. I'm wondering how they'd all compare at this.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. DaveC
    Member

    You can bin all those and just buy the Spokes Buff in XXXXXXXXXXXXXL which covers most of the UK.

    :o)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. Kenny
    Member

    Every Edge? ;-)

    That Garmin 1000 does look pretty nice. But what a price!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. davemorrison
    Member

    Great reviews. I love a GPS gadget.

    I notice that Garmin are advertising a power pod meter that appears to retail for £50 but that other power meters seem to retail for somewhere in the region of £1350. What gives? I've been interested in the power readings but have always been put off by the price.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  8. Dave
    Member

    @Greenroofer, they all show similar speeds, but I didn't consider videoing it. Darn... it took ages to fit all the rubber bands too! Maybe one for a follow-up?

    The Edge 510 is conspicuously much better than my Edge 500 when there's a lot of tree / building cover and I'm on foot. Both are OK at the higher speeds of cycling, perhaps because the algorithm has a better chance of getting it right when it knows you can't be swerving that much at X mph?

    @davemorrison, I think you may just be seeing an accessory for the Vector pedals, which are sadly more like £1300...

    When I bought my PowerTap it was on mighty sale but even so I thought it was a bit ridiculous. Never had a moment's regret though.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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