Summary: This is a great training tool for cyclists who are either looking to get back into shape, or get into even better shape to start racing. It wont give you directions, you'll have to buy the 605 or 705 for that.
Summary: This is an outstanding piece of equipment. Between the virtual rider and the ability to downloading workouts on the computer, this item almost instantly begins helping to improve your ride time.
Excerpt: Fantastic gadget for the cyclist. GPS tracking to record where you cycle and data which can be uploaded to various programs or the garmin motionbased web site. It can monitor your heartrate and set target heartrate zones to help improve fitness.
Excerpt: Why I chose the Garmin Edge 205 **************************************** Being a bit of a gadget 'freak' I stumbled across one of these on a cycling accessories website but instantly dismissed it because of its price tag of £149.99. Being a recreational cyclist who would never enter a cycling competition of any discipline there was no way I could justify the price.
Pros: wireless, accurate, can analyse data, water proof - Excellent
Cons: Sometimes a loss of GPS signal, still quite expensive
Excerpt: I bought the 205 second hand due to the steep price when it's new. I think I've been quite lucky and it's been hardly used by the previous owner. Battery seems to last well over 7 - 8 hours between charges. The sattelite reception is good but sometimes takes a few minutes when finding reception. It's been a great motivation having it on the bike. It's great to have a mount on the commuting bike and one on the weekend bike.
Excerpt: I'm a keen mountain biker and I live in South Wales. Having used numerous cycle computers, I decided to go the whole hog and get something that would enable me not only to work out how far I'd been and at what speed, but also enable me to work out how much climbing I'd done, and to plot my route when I got home. So I ordered an Edge 205. For a month or so all seemed fine. The edge was easy to charge and the comprehensive manual was easy to get through.
Excerpt: My other half is what you'd call a keen cyclist - he cycles about 25 miles a day commuting to work, and frequently goes on weekend training rides too. He's got a couple of cycle computers that show things like the time, distance, speed, and similar, but had been hankering after a Garmin cycle computer to replace them ever since he found out about them!
Excerpt: It never ceases to amaze me how things get increasingly complicated over time. Cars, telephones, stereos, televisions... they've all become more complicated since they were first invented. Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised that the same has happened with cycle computers... Maybe I'm not surprised but I am certainly amazed. Twenty years ago, I bought a cycle "computer" for my bike. I bolted it to my front fork and attached a pin to one of my spokes.
Summary: Hallo an alle Interessierten an einem Garmin Edge 305. Ich habe ihn mir gekauft zum Mountainbiken. Man kann ihn ohne weiteren Tacho verwenden, da er alle Funktionen eines modernen Fahrradcomputers erfüllt und dazu noch Herzfrequenz- und Trittfrequenzoptionen hat. Mich hat das Konzept überzeugt. Nun zur Praxis: Die Fahrradfunktionen funktionieren einwandfrei, der Akku hält bei mir noch ca. 10h. Die Herzfrequenzmessung ist auch sehr gut.