Summary: Specialized unit with spoke pickup never was particularly accurate. The Garmin 200 is very easy to set up, attach to the bike and hit the road with gps accuracy. No frills, cost effective, easy upload to the garminconnect website for viewing and tracking route, elevation, etc. I like it.
Summary: I am so happy to be released from odometers that mount on the fork with a magnet on the spoke. This is proving to be very accurate and very dependable. It actually gives me incentive to ride my bike more.
Summary: My needs are simple. I wanted something to replace the individual bicycle computers on each of my 4 bikes. With multiple mounts, it is as easy as a twist of the wrist to transfer this from one bike to another. (2 mounts are included in the box.) I upload my rides at the end of the day so I can analyze and share on Garmin Connect and Strava. This is an entry level model with stripped down features.
Summary: My Edge 205 started having trouble acquiring satellites last year so out of frustration I stopped using it for a while. It would work sometimes but most of the time it wouldn't. It worked perfectly for maybe two years before developing this issue. Because of this experience, I wasn't really interested in spending $350 for the Edge 500 (with the HR and Cadence sensors) even though the monitoring features would have been nice.
Summary: I received my Garmin Edge 200 3 weeks ago and since then have put about 200 miles on it. I absolutely love it. Formerly I owned an Edge 305 bike computer and have more recently been using a Forerunner 405 for both biking and running. While the 405 is nice for running, the battery life and running focus made it annoying and impractical for biking. The Edge 200 reminds me of my Edge 305 but is much smaller and easier to use. It looks nice and the battery is stellar.
Summary: This is easy to use and connects with an interactive website effortlessly. Once you start reviewing the data you generate, you'll become aware of numerous ways to evaluate your rides, which is especially important if you are using it to gage workouts. Besides monitoring my husband's bike riding, we are also using it to evaluate rolling-resistance on various brands of adult kick scooters for my website, LetsKickScoot.
Summary: After much searching, I settled on this model by Garmin. It was either this or a smaller wrist model designed more for runners. That one, the screen was a bit too small and I dreaded the thought of having to turn my wrist every time I wanted to see stats. The 200 usually locks in satellites within 10 seconds. I can even ride directly beneath the freeway (bike path) and not lose connection. My choice of display is current/ave. speed and actual riding time.