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Garmin Edge 500

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Overall 8

Garmin Edge 500 GPS Cyclecomputer Review

10 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Update: Garmin has issued a July, 16, 2010 firmware update to fix the freeze/lock problems described in user reviews below. The Garmin Edge 500 is compact and has a clean, no-wires installation. It has a customizable, multi-mode display, accommodates an optional heart rate monitor and cadence/speed sensor, and is compatible with third-party power meters.
  • Pros: Compact, feature-packed, highly customizable., Sharp appearance, nice detail and finish., Convenient and sturdy stem or bar-mount system., Compatible with heart rate monitor, cadence/speed sensor, and third-party power meters.
  • Cons: Smallish display size = difficult to see text if more than five data fields displayed.
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Overall 7

Streamlined Bike GPS Offers Massive Data, Light Weight

15 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Garmin’s Edge 500 is a new bike-specific GPS unit designed for training and racing. Cyclists generally train on roads they know. Since race routes are clearly marked, map functions add unnecessary bulk and expense for a lot of users, so the wireless Edge 500 does away with them. The resulting unit is much simpler than the Garmin Edge 705 bike GPS we’ve been using religiously for the last two years. It’s also half the price,and nearly half the weight (2 ounces).
  • Pros: No waste — every data field is specific to cycling. Crazy lightweight. Seamless integration with desktop and online utilities.
  • Cons: A more secure mount would be nice. Awkward button placement.
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Garmin Edge 500

GPS Tracklog
1 April 2010
  • Excerpt: The Garmin Edge 500 is a GPS-enabled cycling computer. It does not have the navigation functions available on some other members of the Edge series, though like certain models, it can be paired with a heart rate monitor and power meter.
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Overall 8

Garmin Edge 500

5 January 2010

Expert Review

2 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Il Garmin Edge 500 è un navigatore satellitare ultraleggero e di piccole dimensioni dedicato agli amanti della bicicletta. Ideato per i ciclisti professionisti ed amatori evoluti, consente di registrare i dati di velocità, la distanza, l’elevazione e il posizionamento GPS. Questo modello include anche il calcolo del consumo calorico e l’antenna satellitare ad alta sensibilità HotFix.
  • Pros: Calcolo del consumo calorico, Garmin Connect, Fascia cardio, Antenna HotFix
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Garmin Edge 500 Navi-Test

26 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Der GPS-Radcomputer Garmin Edge 500 ist Garmins kleinstes Edge-Modell und eignet sich ideal für den Rennrad-Einsatz. Mit dem Garmin Edge 500 bekommen gewichtsbewußte Radsportler einen kompakten GPS-fähigen Radcomputer, mit dem sich Touren auswerten und analysieren lassen. Wer beim Radfahren auf eine Kartendarstellung verzichten kann, ist hier also genau richtig.
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Garmin Edge 500: Edge har järnkoll på cykelturen

23 April 2010
  • Summary: Den som cyklar för att hålla kroppen igång vill gärna kunna följa sina framsteg. Edge 500 håller koll på både pulsen och vägvalet och är ett spännande verktyg för just detta.
  • Pros: Lätt attanvända, Bra funktioner, Enkelt webbaserat program
  • Cons: Ingen navigator, Trist display
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