Issues hopefully resolved after contacting Customer Support
M. Lau, Amazon
2 October 2014
Summary: I really like the features of this computer but unless they can work the bugs out, I have to rate it a one-star. I bought this computer in April 2014 but have been having issues with one thing not working or another. At first I could not get the cadence sensor to pick up until I discovered the alignment marks were not in the middle of the sensor but off to the side--okay my bad.
Summary: This is a bad product. You should not buy it until and unless Garmin addresses the serious issues widely reported in their own forums. First, the Bluetooth connectivity is seriously buggy. It is highly unusual to have a ride upload automatically, without having to use a computer. The LiveTrack feature is the sort of thing that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, which I suppose makes sense given the issues with BlueTooth, but that's cold comfort: without BT and...
Summary: In case any other Edge 510 owners are having problems losing ride data, or all data on your device for that matter, Garmin has finally acknowledged there is a serious problem in their forum (Garmin's Edge 510 forum) "Garmin is aware of this issue that some of you are reporting where the Edge 510 seemingly loses your data and settings". They are testing a fix. Hopefully it won't introduce a number of other problems, but I guess it can't get much worse.
Summary: This item made it on five ride then at the bottom of one hill Looked down and it was not there, i retrace the ride backward and could not find it. To say the least I am pissed with the crappy interface between the 510 and the handle bar.
Better UI and GPS than the Edge 500, but drops ANT+ devices
John Schwartz, Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: I bought a 510 as an upgrade from my Edge 500. My reasons for upgrading were: - The 500's artificial software limitation of 3 bike profiles - The ridiculous 12-button-press process for switching bike profiles on the 500 - The 510's support for GLONASS GPS My reasons for not wanting to upgrade were: - I hate rewarding companies by up-buying because their lower models are artificially limited - No Bluetooth Smart support (I can't use my BT heart rate strap with the 510,...
Summary: I have been an avid cyclist for well over 10 years and recently purchased this Garmin Edge 510 bundle to replace a Garmin Edge 500 bundle I used for well over three years. I figured newer technology and more features would be nicer to have and use. NOT!!! First of all, the computer is very complicated to program and very hard to get set up.
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 !
Summary: I'm not a big reviewer nor do I care to sit here and ramble on. All I must say is that this device is 'two steps back' from the Garmin edge 500. Unreliable, finicky, and buggy. After using a Garmin Edge 500 for almost 3 years, I was excited when I bought this 'upgrade', only to find out now that it is a horrible replacement for the original 500. I'm sending back.
Summary: Once again a product released to soon to production by Garmin. I have owned multiple Garmin devices but this is probably the worst. Many of the reviews are correct. Here are my observations. - Screen hard to read - Drops Heart rate, power and cadence without warning through rides - Freezes up when moving between pages and requires restart - Auto pauses while in motion and no sky clutter (30 MPH speeds) So far, can't be more disappointed in this unit.
Summary: Was excited to have a touch screen multi function odometer for my bike. Don't bother. It took hours to figure out their user unfriendly instructions and menu system. The interface is the same as in the Forerunner I bought 10 years ago. Too bad they can't use the technology in the kindle - the screen is hard to read unless the light is perfect. The touch screen is old school, not like the iphone and generally its a pain in the butt to work with.