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Garmin Edge 500
6.9 out of 10

Garmin Edge 500

Great Deal: $299.99

Reviews and Problems with Garmin Edge 500

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Overall 4
4.0

Map issues.

Michael C. Moser, Amazon
10 August 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this for the GPS feature so that I wouldn't get lost on country roads. When moving the road ahead disappears when moving, so the GPS feature provides no guidance to me.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great unit, but fatal flaw with mount tabs

M. Kai, Amazon
14 June 2014
  • Summary: This unit is wonderful; finds satellites fast, long battery life, nice screen configuration options. However, after only a dozen or so rides, the back tabs broke off and the unit went flying.
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Overall 4
4.0

500

worm122, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: would not down load courses from Garmin connect web site had to send it back. Glad I did I purchased the Garmin edge 510 with a ton more features (Bluetooth) and it works perfect.
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Overall 4
4.0

No useable map!!!

Mark Anderson, Amazon
26 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed with Feature Set

W. Morris, Amazon
31 January 2012
  • Summary: I'm a long-time 305 user, and I've been very happy with it. When looking for a new GPS unit, I figured the 500 was the next natural step, plus I get the ability to sync w/ power measuring products.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mostly works and sometimes crashes

Roubaix Rider, Amazon
22 October 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Won't Acquire Satellites

Gary R Cook, Amazon
21 April 2010
  • Summary: The device is great - when it works. Every time I go for a ride, I have to start it 30 - 45 minutes before I ride to make sure it has enough time to lock on to satellites. Most of the time, I am 7 miles into my ride before it locks on.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

ken Bentley, Amazon
10 June 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Cadence sensor corrupted

Discostu, Amazon
22 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

It's okay...

CommuterRevolution , Wiggle
25 September 2012
  • Summary: The GPS is slow to connect - it usual take about 5 mins after I turn it on before it will work and sometimes up to 10-15 mins.
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