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Garmin Edge 500
7.3 out of 10

Garmin Edge 500

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Edge 500

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Overall 2
2.0

the speedometer started to do the same problem like the first one

Jeff, Amazon
3 February 2015
  • Summary: Bought this before Christmas and was only using it for a couple of rides and the speedometer started acting up. Initially, I thought it was caused by the overcast condition that is why it was not giving me my accurate speed. Hence my average speed was all wacked after my ride.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin broke, Customer service is a joke!

Liam Woods "rpwoods", Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: I had purchased this garmin edge 500 bundle and within 2 weeks it stopped working. A "working..." screen came up and this was only about 7 rides. I called gamin and they couldnt get it working and decided or warranty it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Eratic at best

Breen Bannon, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: This Garmin fails in all area for which it was purchased. It lost data on 3 of 4 rides, will not measure cadence or heart rate accurately, and rarely displays useful info. I am trying to return it, but because I purchased it during the winter and only recent put it to use, it seems Amazon will not...
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Overall 2
2.0

3 bad HRM

gazzmo, Amazon
18 October 2013
  • Summary: Great product and functions but the HR readings become unreliable after ~6 weeks. Once the funny readings start, it will not work right on all subsequent rides. Indicates my HR at 8 bpm when it should be ~130. Then it gives good reading, then shows 40 bpm erratic. First unit....
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Overall 2
2.0

Save your money for a reliable computer

garmin is bad, Amazon
3 June 2013
  • Summary: I've had this Garmin 500 for 9 months. The first few rides were trouble free except the display is so small I can't read what's happening. The only function that works consistantly is pedal cadence. Quite often the speed dissappears and will later in the ride reappear.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin Edge 500 Bundle Wireless Bike Computer

Leschi Rider, REI
1 January 2013
  • Summary: I was very excited to purchase this as an upgrade to a $50 wireless Cat Eye. I was looking forward to using it to track my rides and for uploading to Strava. I setup with HRM and cadence.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Inaccurate, Not Durable
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Overall 2
2.0

Why would I use this vs. an iphone application?

J. Duquette, Amazon
3 October 2012
  • Summary: I bought the GARMIN 500 thinking I'd have an all-encompassing, simple to use data collector for my bicycle workouts. Something I could easily track and review workout data -- mileage, speed, distance, cadence, & heart rate.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin Edge 500 Bundle Wireless Bike Computer

saulp, REI
25 August 2012
  • Summary: After two months of using my Edge 500 and communicating with Garmin about it's function and lack of function, I am returning it to REI. The most troubling issue it that it does not perform the mapping, directional guidance function that the manual says it does (more on that in a moment).
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Doesn't work, Poor Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin Edge 500 Bundle Wireless Bike Computer

tomtompiperson, REI
8 August 2012
  • Summary: If you believe that I can go 120mph on my bike I have some land for you. Computer will read 0 while going down hill pretty fast. Next time it reads 50+ mph. Sent it back got a refurbished unit same problem. Owned for 8 months worked for 3. Now waiting to hear from them.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin Edge 500

alldunn, singletracks
8 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Old fashion mounted one that counts wheel turns and a HR rate watch.
  • Pros: works great on the road. Clock and timer work well.
  • Cons: Doesn't work in the forest. Always about 20% off the distance. can't figure out how (if even possible) to display HR as opposed to calories. When downloading to the web doesn't auto delete so over time, gets super slow
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