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. It still has maps, speed etc and is small enough to fit on the handlebar or stem of a bike. I totally recommend it.
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. This is why I have given it a 3. Not bad/not good. Just in the middle. We'll get back to this in the spring!
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 track log is corrupt, or the device crashed while I was using it and lost the beginning of the ride.
Summary: I'm very pleased with the Garmin Edge 605 unit. As with all Garmin products, it is very well made, and should last for years, or until the network of positioning satellites disappears. The functions are easy to use, with just a bit of instruction, and the unit holds reception well. Nicely protected from the elements too. This is my second Edge, and heck, I'll buy another someday!
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. Now the happy part: I contacted Garmin technical support and they sent be a refurbished unit. I will, on the new device add an additional wire safety tether so that this does not happen again. I had no GPS for a week - what was lost is now found.
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. The second met it's demise when I got pissed and slammed my bike on the ground, cracking the screen. Obviously my fault, but they never billed me for it.
I would buy it a second time, no doubt, great unit.
6 July 2011
Summary: Great little unit. Provided you know how to live with its shortcomings. Meaning... It has no map loaded, so you will need to buy a set of maps for the country needed. It is not very "smart" at routing a destination. You will have a better experience by creating the route home and loading it in the device. Set the "recalculate" option to off. And you can't use the cadence of heart beat sensor.
Summary: As the title says. This is a great unit for the price. Presonally I have been using this for GPS for 1 month and I am very happy with it's performance and the simple it is to use it. The package I purchased included the detailed maps for an additional $10 in a 2gig card. The unit is very simply to use out of the box, this is my first GPS unit and I was able to figure out the options and settings pretty quickly.