Summary: I love may Garmin Edge 500 - used it mainly for cycling (has a ton of excellent features and Garmin Connect is great) but also used with running. I'd just hold it in my hand or put it in my sports bra. Not the best way to carry but as I don't run too much it works perfectly fine. Battery life is excellent and the many different functions are great for personalizing what type of stats you want to track during your ride/work out.
Summary: This small device is great.. I especially enjoy the gradiance % during uphill climbing. I settled with edge 500 model since it offers everything that I'll ever need. other higher end models gives you more features but don't think I'll ever use it.. I like the buttons on the side which gives me good feedback when using it with full finger gloves. If you're recreational cyclist this is all you'll need.. it works great pairing up with Duotrap sensor on my Trek Domane..
Summary: Perfect unit and it does everything I need it to do. What I like about this one more than the more advanced and newer sibling devices is: - Small profile. It is not much larger or heavier than the old style head units, and much smaller than the touch screen machines - Great connectivity. I have had no trouble with Ant+ devices pairing with this at all - Mount system. You get two mounts so you can drop this on either bike without fuss - Rugged.
Summary: LOVE this computer. I'm coming off an iPhone using Wahoo sensors to track my rides which had poor battery life and would mess up entire rides occasionally. The battery lasts forever on this - only used 20% on a century ride. Syncs flawlessly with Strava. Fits well on a K-Edge mount on my bars. Simple, great battery, just works, never had an issue losing data. The premium strap that comes with the kit is the best one I've used out of Garmin, Wahoo, and Polar.
Water resistance is good too because I have been caught in some hellacious ...
John D. Dragg "MusicMonkey", Amazon
12 September 2014
Summary: I've been owning this for about 6 months now and it's been a very reliable unit with the exception of loosing the signal a few times. When this happens you need to turn the unit off and back on again. Don't forget to start the session again or it will not register any miles. Water resistance is good too because I have been caught in some hellacious rain storms and it survived fine. I recommend it!
these are just a best guess. The garmins tend to read air temperature ...
Russell B., Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: If you desire information feedback to enhance your ride experience, this is the ticket. Coupled with a pickup sensor, wireless, and mounted on the bike, as well as the garmin unit itself, the accuracy for all things speed and distance is right on the money. However, comes to elevation or temperature readings, these are just a best guess. The garmins tend to read air temperature higher, primarily because of sun exposure.
Love it but speed reading showing I'm moving even though I'm idle?
6 September 2014
Summary: I don't even use the HR monitor or the cadence sensor but I still love it. Has everything you need and more. To be quite honest, the Garmin 200 had everything I needed except for the actual time display. How do you make a Cycling GPS and not display the actual time on the unit? Anyway, I'm happy I went with the 500 anyway. I am however having issues where when I'm completely idle, it shows that I'm going anywhere from 0.3 - 0.9 mph.