Device will not last long-term and support to correct isn't either
21 July 2012
Summary: Bought Edge 705 back in December of 2010. Great product initially, fun to use, a lot of data, great. I bought this device knowing there were (are) a lot of reviews that indicate the same fait my edge 705 experienced about two weeks ago. Many complaints about the device eventually getting very erratic in terms of data (Speed, milage, cadence, etc) to the point that you know it isn't working because you are going down a 15% grade on a carbon bike and the speed indicates...
Summary: I upgrade from a 305 and WAS very pleased initially. Worked fine for about 18 months, then could not connect to satellites. I did some research and discovered this to be a very common issue. So, I called Garmin with the hope that they would make things right. Well, I was shocked to hear complete denial of any problem and was given one "option" of sending the unti back and paying $100+ for a refurbished unit.
Summary: The hardware itself is fine, but the quality of the provided maps is poor (unless you're just cycling on main roads). The software is abysmal and appears to have been designed to cause irritation and frustration. I write software for a living so this isn't a review by someone who gets confused by how to use Word. I've seldom seen anything this counter-intuitive.
Summary: The mapping software is awfull, the routing between waypoints and tracks doesn't make sense. There is lag on the GPS, so will have passed turnings before you are notified. System doesn't seem to understand that you might want to ride offroad, even once you have set it in the options. Seems to ignore random waypoints, even though you can download them back off the unit to show correctly in the mapping software.
Summary: Völliger Fehlkauf.Vielleicht können eingefleischte Technikfreaks etwas mit dem Ding anfangen.Einschließlich der Zusatzkarten,die ebensowenig zu einer vernünftigen Routenplanung für Fahrradfahrer taugen ,da topographische Wanderkarten,viel Geld ausgegeben. Außer einem GPS Fahrtmesser und Tageskilometerzähler ist nichts dabei herausgekommen.Technik Unbescholtene:Finger weg davon.Ich dachte anfangs,es wäre ähnlich leicht zu bedienen wie ein Autonavi,nur mit zusätzlichen...