Summary: I ordered this thinking it would replace my Edge 305 with all the features of it and then some. I also called Garmin direct to confirm this. I just received my Edge 500 and cannot believe that the map is not useable unless you do a "course" ahead of time. For example you take off on your mountain bike to a unknown area and you want to get back to where you started from.
Summary: I purchased the Garmin Edge 500 about 3 months ago and was using it 4 or 5 days a week during my training rides. On weekends I would do longer rides and often I would download a course to follow. Well, quite often the unit would 'freeze' while following a course resulting in me having to do a master reset (press all 4 buttons at once) and also resulting in data loss for my ride.
Summary: Device is excellent, heart rate strap is great, comfortable and unobtrusive but the cadence detector unit will only pick up wheel speed. As I am now outside the returns window I have had to deal with garmin tech support. They give the impression that it is a common problem.
Summary: Le compteur est intéressant, mais la ceinture cardiaque (made in China) totalement nulle; La 1ère est tombée en panne au bout d'1 an et a pu être changée sous garantie, avec cependant 2 mois d'attente; la nouvelle ceinture vient à nouveau de tomber en rade au bout d'1 an; Dommage car ce compteur me parait intéressant, très complet dans ses fonctions avec un affichage paramétrable.