I works just fine but takes longer than the Garmin GPS for my ...
9 October 2014
Summary: I works just fine but takes longer than the Garmin GPS for my car (550 nuvi, if I recall) to lock in on satellites at the top of my driveway before I start my ride. I wish the contrast was greater as it's bit hard to read with sunglasses on. The battery longevity seems good so far.
Summary: Pros; Unit and software are easy to use. The Edge's cradle mounts to your handlebar or stem with two rubber o-rings (2 small, 2 medium, and 2 large o-rings and two cradles are included). The bicycle computer is easy to program. I has four soft touch buttons, two on each side.
Summary: This does a good job of keeping all of your rides together and analyzed, however it does not have street mapping. It will sometimes lose touch with the satellites on a path with a canopy of trees but it mostly keeps contact. A bit pricey for what could be done by a regular cyclometer.
Summary: One must first admit that all of Garmin's bike GPS units are overpriced in comparison to their automobile GPS units. In any event, I misunderstood this unit's "Return to Home" function and have otherwise found it to be questionably useless.
Summary: The gps side works great but it's off with speed and distance. Funny thing is that it shows a slower speed but a longer distance? So I'm just relying on the GPS side of it which works great for tracking.
Summary: I need a clock on my bike computer, so I have return it for a standard bike computer. Buy this computer if you don't need to know the time or are happy to wear a watch whilst riding.
Pros: No wires, reliably records speed.
Cons: I am perplexed that in ride mode this computer does not display the clock. In fact, you have to end your current ride to view the clock. I find this rather odd in a computer designed at the more recreational cyclist. The cost for the company to include this on the main page would be miniscule.
Summary: I took my first dip into GPS bike computers with this, I can only echo most of the sentiment here that it's easy to setup and use - it's great not to have to fiddle with magnets and bits of wire anymore to mount the thing.
Summary: Works very well when it isn't playing up. Sometimes won't find a GPS signal for about 10 mins riding/3 miles. Tried resetting the unit which sometimes works. It is also quite annoying that you cannot change the settings while you are on a ride.