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Garmin-edge-500.8494790
8.0 out of 10

Garmin Edge 500

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Overall 8
8.0

great and reliable computer

Pantucci, Amazon
20 August 2014
  • Summary: I like this computer very much. I use it with the speed/cadence sensor, and a heart rate monitor. All these things work great. The battery lasts for many hours and I have never had it die on me on a ride. The screen is readable, even in direct sunlight. The big issue I have with it is that if I set it to auto-pause when I am stopped, it will pause on and off while I climb steep hills.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good bike computer

Vickie Klick, Amazon
28 June 2014
  • Summary: I've used a Garmin Forerunner 320 until recently, and moved to the Edge for improved battery life. I like the auto pause feature. There is a lot you can do with the Edge that I haven't even tried yet!
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Overall 8
8.0

Records your ride's data like it should

Pat McKay, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: The computer does what it needs to do. It records all the data you could possibly need, and much that many of us don't. Issues I've encountered: I wouldn't trust the heart rate monitor that was included to properly monitor the heart rate of a corpse. The new premium straps are a much needed improvement in comfort from the old hard plastic ones, but that doesn't matter if it doesn't work. It has ceased to work with any reliability with any head unit.
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Overall 8
8.0

GPS made easy

Claud, Amazon
13 June 2014
  • Summary: Easy to set-up and use. No need to install additional parts to bike.
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Overall 8
8.0

I have only did one ride on it, but I like it.

DanMiller, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: Previously I was using the app map my ride for tracking both my rides and average speed. Problem with that is that it drains your phone battery. Besides that, my phone is a Samsung Note 2, and now that I have started wearing riding cargo shorts. I have no place to put my phone. Yesterday was the first ride I did with it. The only reason you are seeing 4 stars is because I have bad eyes, and I was having a hard time reading the print on the sides of the buttons.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent unit

Koonstheman, Amazon
22 March 2014
  • Summary: Just the fact that it can be recharged is a major boon and an escape from wireless units with impossible-to-change batteries. Once you master it, the menus are very easy and with many options to display the stuff you want. The download feature to the Garmin site works very well, although at times I find the site a little hard to navigate (specifically to edit my rides).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for what I needed

Diver Jan, Amazon
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Good battery life, easy to download data. Garmin's online stuff is fun and easy to use. The computer works well - the only problem I had was the cable that came with the device was 'busted' but Garmin sent me a replacement and it got here within a couple days. Not the easiest display to read in the sun but so far everything has worked just fine. And for the price you can't go wrong.
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Overall 8
8.0

My second one

bruce, Amazon
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Bought this for my wife,I have been using one for 4 years. Bigger screen than other units by Garmin and others. Charging is junk and I have been through 2 so far. I use the included cord and plug it into my IPad charging unit now. This new unit locks on to satellites much faster than the old one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review of Garmin Edge 500

hector, Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: This is a great devise to track your cycling performance. I really like the flexibility to select different criteria such as MPH, time, hear rate, etc. The only downside is that it's such a small dash board that it's difficult to see the different numbers while riding.
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Overall 8
8.0

Like it

MW, Amazon
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Isn't the sexiest, isn't the prettiest. Does what I need. And does it well. A little fiddly setting the screens at first but once you figure out what you want displayed it works well. Sometimes takes awhile to acquire signal and can be a little off in the altitude readings. But overall I'm happy.
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