Summary: From the first time I placed it on my bike and rode with it, I loved it. I love the heart monitor. I had a heart monitor prior to using this device and it stopped working in the middle of my first workout with it. I don't have all the sensors hocked up yet, but from the GPS alone, I can see how many miles I rode, time on the saddle, average speed, my segments, and the list goes on and on. Well worth the purchase.
Not detailed review. still love it, would buy again if I needed to.
Krista Wilkinson, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Double click on the start is frustrating. The Monitor was easy to install, easy to customize. Just frustrating how much my cell phone can do compared to the Garmin. For something so specific, I really do expect more.
OK, but not for me. Exchanged it for a Garmin 500.
Ferdinand Arcinue, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I was upgrading from a Forerunner watch and was really excited about the 510. After two days, I ended up returning the 510 and getting a Garmin 500. I really wanted to like the 510, especially with the ability to upload via bluetooth which would have been very convenient. However, I couldn't get past the screen. With the backlight on (which is what you see in all the photos), it is very bright and easy to read.
Mounts Easily, Ludicrously Configurable, SmartPhone Integration is the Shizzle
Kevin Sheen, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: Mounts Easily: Let's start with the mounting bracket. Ok, this is the way mounting brackets should work. The mounting disk secures via special rubber bands to the stem or the handle bar. No more buying special mounts depending on the orientation. No more worrying about cutting the mount and then trying to transfer it to you other bike that (because of a slightly larger stem diameter) requires 3mm more of the strap you lopped off already - now requiring you to buy a new...
Summary: Software is buggy. Menus are not self explanatory and hard to navigate. Some menu items are ride specific and some or device specific and there doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to why one or the other. The auto shutdown doesn't always work and I've had the device's battery die. Screen is hard to see in bright sunlight. Honestly, I liked my old Edge 500 much better. Sorry I switched.
Summary: No complaints yet. This has lived up to my expectations. I've used it on a 100-mile century ride in VA and also a 65-miler, and many shorter training rides. On the longer rides, I had my cue sheet in a map holder on my handlebars, just in front of the knees, and this installed on the left handlebars on the arm swing ("out-front mount"), which comes with it by the way.
Great if your an Expert with it or have one already - Difficult for Beginners.
Rickie Bowers, Amazon
15 November 2013
Summary: Works great - if you know how to use it. If you are a beginner like me, it will take about 20 rides to figure it out past the beginner stages. The manual which ships with it is worth very little and the downloadable full manual is written for experts. I would probably purchase a lesser costly computer, which doesn't have as many capabilities, but is half the price.
Summary: This is a nice piece of technology but I don't use most of the features on it. So, I am paying extra for things I don't use (trainer, map, etc.) For what I use (speed, elevation, distance, etc.) it does its job. You can go with a cheaper GPS and get the same results.
Summary: I was not sure about buying the Garmin 510 after seeing some bad reviews here in Amazon. I decided to give it a try, worst case scenario I said to myself, you can always return the unit, so why not to try. I live in Orlando, Fl, saying that you now know that we have sunny days 95% of the time. There was so many bad reviews about not getting enough resolution of the display that I was worry about not able to see anything while I was riding.
Summary: I have had many different bike computers , but spoiled my self when I upgrades to a new fancy bike , with a new GARMIN 510 computer The salesman told me how fantastic this new 510 is . WELL IT IS JUNK DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY The unit has all the bells and whistles up the batteries don't last . On 4 different days the battery failed after a few hours !