A comparison of the Edge 705 and Garmin 60 CSx for bike navigation
Andrew Erlichson "phanfare", Amazon
7 September 2009
Summary: For me, a bike GPS is primarily interesting because of the possibility of navigating while riding the bike. Having speed, cadence and distance info is nice, but you can get that for a fraction of the price without the hassle of having to remember to keep your bike computer charged.
Careful - Amazon Product Description is inaccurrate
David DeCurtis "daviddc", Amazon
17 November 2008
Summary: The product is great, but the Amazon product description WHAT'S IN THE BOX section clearly states that City Navigator is included. It is not. I confirmed with Garmin that the product # Amazon is shipping (010-00555-30)does not include City Navigator and it will cost you $81.21 to get it on Amazon...
Updated: Serious bicyclists need this, but be aware that you will need tech supp
Michael Herzen, Amazon
4 November 2008
Summary: Oct 13, 2012: I have now used this 705 for two years, and here are things you need to know (but the manual does not tell you): 1) There are two digital data displays - you will discover this, no doubt, some time after beginning to use the device - and you switch between them by double pushing upward...
Summary: I have used my Garmin Edge 705 for a little over a week now. I upgraded from the Edge 305. When I first received my 705, the instructions stated to charge it before using it. The 705 came with a half charge so I didn't think it would take that long to fully charge it. 2 days later it was charged.
Summary: As I've read in other reviews, the Edge 705 base map is better than the 305 but no where close to what you would expect from an all-in GPS unit. If you want to obtain map detail on your PC and you GPS unit, don't buy the micro SD card but rather purchase the DVD version.
Summary: I like my new Garmin Edge 705, I'm biking since 8 years and is the first time that I know my rate heart, I like so much the idea of know different kind of information in one product. Is to easy. The problem is that I dont know how calibrate the altimeter
Summary: A super training aid. Except, the instructions are vague at best and it is not intuitive to operate. I would have expected that it would come supplied with the detailed city streets map card rather than the base map, it is after all the top of the line for exercise usage and most athletes would...
Summary: This is a very nice product. However, if I did it again I would buy it with the maps. The basic maps are terrible. Also, make sure you read the manual with it. If you set up your wheel size manually it will not record the distance (maybe a glitch).
Summary: The device itself is really nice, it works flawlessly after you get used to the menus and operating it. The major downside is the preloaded base maps are completely worthless. The base maps only include MAJOR highways so don't expect it to be of any navigational use until you purchase the additional...
Summary: I have been using the Edge 705 for a month now. I download the data daily to the Mac version of the Garmin Training Center. Having all this information available helps you focus your training and you can see where improvements can be made by measuring your heart rate, cadence, pace etc.