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.
Summary: I have had the 510 for about 3 months. Now the power and cadence drops at will at the same time. The 510 turns off at will now. Garmin does not stand behind their products. This is the last Garmin product I will buy! Who wants to wait months for a replacement? The good riding days will be over.
Summary: Im am on my second device that is now a brick like the first one that i sent back under warranty (I had to pay for shipping). I did not even get though one ride before the second device crashed. Im currently trying to return this device for a refund. I think the 510 has some great features, but it is not a mature product.
Summary: Want to ruin your day on a bike? You could get pulled off by a dog, have a double flat, crash or buy a garmin 510. Garmin has severely downgraded their once great bike GPS units with cheap, unusable electronics, flimsy packaging and an unreadable display. I bought one on Amazon and tried it yesterday during a stand up paddling race. At a constant speed it read 4.1 6.2 5.5 like a random number generator. On the bike today it was even worse.