Summary: This works exactly how I wanted. I almost opted for the more expensive one after reading some people's reviews. People were saying things such as it skips zig zags, but for me, that's just not the case. I ride road and some gravel trails on a cyclocross bike. Before I purchased, I contacted garmin and they explained that when you make a turn, it records that point...when you don't make a turn, it doesn't record a point to save space on the internal storage.
Summary: I really like this little GPS! This thing has worked great for me! I love being able to upload my route and view it after a ride. If you are going to get a traditional computer for your bike that has magnets to mount to the spokes and calibrate, save a little more money and buy this thing. It is totally worth it! There were a few times that it took about 30-45 seconds to lock onto the GPS signal, but every other time, it has locked onto the signal instantly!
Summary: I love this GPS unit. Easy to use and setup. It came with 2 bike mounts so I can mount it on my road bike and my comfort bike. It is also extremely accurate. I just rode 44 miles today and worked perfectly the whole time. I used to use my cellphone, but I found the battery would be almost dead right around 50 miles. After my 44 mile ride, I had about 90 percent left on the battery.
Summary: I've owned this model for a few months. Previously I used Cat Eye's wired bike computer. I looked at some wireless models but my search ended when I found this. It's a very good entry level GPS enabled bike computer. It was a definite upgrade from my previous wired computer. The only feature I was missing was the cadence but found I no longer needed this plus I lost the magnet so I haven't used the cadence in quite a while. I didn't miss it.
Does the job better and more accurately than a Magnet Bike Computer
David Adler "mdriftda", Amazon
2 April 2014
Summary: Because the Garmin Edge 200 is so simple, you dont need to charge it very often. It can remember your last 100 trips, display your speed and distance, and time traveled. It can also be uploaded to the computer using Garmin Connect so you can track and share your rides. (they never believe you really hit 50mph).
Summary: Ive been using this computer about 8 months. A real nice value compared to the high price GPS out there that are 3x or 4x as much. Lacks features that a very serious rider might be interested in. However i ride a lot and long rides and its great for me. Easy to use and has many features i havent even bothered to check out yet. Love how it tracks all altitude, speed, distance, calories and i keep track of my fitness by uploading it to strava.
Summary: It's great to be able to check speed and distance without having a spoke magnet and a fork mounted sensor. The game like thing where you're trying to beat the phantom biker (whose speed is constant) is a surprisingly effective motivator. What's less great is being chained to your routes (wish it had the waypoint capabilities of the Foretrex series). As long as you follow an intended route to the letter with only short breaks, no problems.
Summary: I love this little guy. It's accurate, simple and easy to use. Although it doesn't count with the range of features of its big brothers, it suits me very well. I'm not a high performance athlete. Uploading and having the chance to analyse my tracks and data is great.