Summary: The Garmin Edge series bike GPS 205,305,605 and 705 has what you want and not what you don't. These are discontinued GPS's and not supported by Garmin anymore. Their also the most wanted, for a good reason. My next GPS will also be a similar edge model.
Summary: Gave this as a gift for someone who was cycling across the country for charity. She said it worked perfectly for her needs and the battery lasted just fine for her daily rides. Very few issues with maps except for a few small detours.
Summary: I liked the 605 and it does everything I liked, but I do have some problems with it. One of the problems I have which I do agree with other viewers, is I do have to pay for upgrades for the GPS, and since we pay a good mount for the GPS them selves, we should get updates for free as we need them.
Summary: Use the 605 mostly for mountain bike/ trail riding. Works well with street and topo maps. Has taken a beating and keeps on working flawlessly. The screen is a little small but if it were any bigger it would be cumbersome and is much better than strapping your smart phone with a cycling app...
Summary: If you're not looking to spend insane amounts of money but you need maps on your bike GPS than the Edge 605 is the way to go. I did not want to go and spend crazy amounts of cash on the 800 or 705 and from my use the 605 is just as good.
Summary: This is my second Garmin Edge that has deteriorated over a relatively short period of time. Occasional lockups became and more frequent, then data losses, and now it doesn't work at all. I'm done with Garmin products.
Summary: The Garmin Edge 605 Bicycle GPS was given as a gift this past Christmas. As of now we have not used it, no biking in the snow. I'll be able to give this item more of a review after the snow clears and the temperatures get above 30 degrees for more than a couple of hours each day.
Terrible, bug-ridden software hobbles user experience, loses data
John Zwinck, Amazon
14 September 2011
Summary: From the first months I had my Garmin Edge 605 until now, almost three years later, it has repeatedly lost my valuable ride data. Sure, a lot of times I come home and it uploads to the Garmin Connect site just fine, but many times I get home and the last half of the ride is missing, or the whole...
Summary: I have used by Garmin Edge-605 for 6 months. I love this device. It is an addiction. Fantastic! Now the sad part: The handle bar mount is a poor design and breaks. In my case, my GPS went down a ravine and is lost forever.
Summary: I used my 605 for several years before selling it to a friend - who is still using it and is quite happy with it. (I wanted the 705 because it will talk to my PowerTap). The first one died and Garmin replaced it without question.