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Garmin-edge-705.5674742
7.1 out of 10

Garmin Edge 705

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Edge 705

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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin No Longer Offers Google Maps

Paul Thomas, Amazon
18 January 2011
  • Summary: Visit the Garmin Connect forum for information on Garmin's recent move away from Google Maps to Bing maps. Many, many user complaints about the switch, and Garmin's response has been to ignore the complaints.
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Overall 4
4.0

not as advertised

Jdsalin, Amazon
16 April 2010
  • Summary: There is no reason to buy the 705 unless you plan to then spend another $100 on maps. The "navigational" features on this GPS would maybe be impressive if it was 1492. But if you already know what continent you are on, then the satellite/basemap is useless. So you can either get the 305, and save several hundred dollars, or be prepared to send Garmin more money before the device will perform any of the functions that the 305 cannot perform.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin Edge Edge 705

davidjsialing, Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought the edge to navigate a charity cycle ride from Cheltenham to Paris, purchased with city navigator Europe, planned route in mapmyride. It got me to the destination (eventually) The 705 broke the first time used, the rubber waterproof cover to the USB port feel off. The unit takes a lot of getting used to, if you take a wrong turning and allow the unit to auto re-calculate the route then you will be waiting for 15-20 mins with a blank screen and then the route...
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Overall 4
4.0

Graphically poor

Blu ray baby "Blu ray baby", Amazon
6 July 2010
  • Summary: Well, it navigates alright, ie it picks up satellites etc. You definitely need to download a map or get an SD card as the base map it comes with is a complete waste of time. But the real problem with this is the appalling quality of screen and graphics. When we're all used to iPhone standard mobile clarity and Google maps, this device is closer to a 1973 arcade game quality of graphic. Huge pixel size makes everything harder to read.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin 705 as a first time GPS.

W. cooper, Amazon
11 September 2009
  • Summary: I quickly found with this unit that the acompanying documentation is totally inadequate. Having tried many times (in all different configurations) the Heart rate monitor only works for about 10% of the time, somehow telling me my BPM is 39 going up a 1.3km 12% gradient is suspicious to say the least. It is almost impossible to change your destination whilst out, unless it's an address or post code. Impossible to set a destination as a map reference or OS ref.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin Edge 705

J. Hossami, Amazon
19 April 2008
  • Summary: I bought the device to plan my cycle journey from lands End to John O'Groats. I needed a product where I can export map data from mapping software to the device (i.e. Anquet Maps to Garmin Edge 705). This feature allows you to upload specific map information to the device and then you can follow the route whilst cycling. It appears that this feature is NOT available in the Garmin Edge 705, although this was available in Garmin Edge 305.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin Edge 705

Gérard, Pooki
24 January 2009
  • Summary: écran invisible, touches sans ergonomie surtout à vélo, configuration d'écran sans logique et fort peu expliquée, calcul des cheminements très e...
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