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Garmin Edge 500
6.4 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

No Bluetooth. Loses my ride data.

DIY Billy, Amazon
3 April 2016
  • Summary: For all the bells and whistles that come with this Garmin it has 2 big flaws. First is that it has no Bluetooth so you cannot automatically sync your rides with strava. You need to connect the computer to your phone with cables and transfer the file using stravas desktop app.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked at first...

Amazon Customer, Amazon
27 October 2015
  • Summary: It worked great at first, but about 10 rides in it began record erratic distances/locations and speeds of 100+ mph. Virtually useless as this changes the mileage and average speed.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Tony, RoadBikeReview
2 May 2015
  • Summary: Expensive piece of junk. Sometimes works. I had to have the unit replaced twice under warranty. You can buy this unit for $200 now although I dont think it is worth that. I am going to bin mine and look for something else.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Charger USB unit cooked 2 before I realised where the problem was. Have never had successful outing with this. Difficult to use. Battery goes flat on a ride after charging to 100%. Forget it for an all dayer. Not intuitive menu system.
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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

User Review

Don Bennett, RoadBikeReview
4 July 2014
  • Summary: This is a piece of expensive crap. I don't reckon I have finished a single session without something going wrong. Initially it was not downloading accurately, changjng dates and times. Then it was difficult to power up. Then it would stop recording certain functions.
  • Pros: Fitted the handlebars well
  • Cons: Everything else
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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
4 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

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 (1691)

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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