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: 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: Amazing equipament, in one piece you're gonna have everything you need for a short or long ride. Don't expect an easy way to use it. Actually is quite hard to use all the functions that this GPS offers you. Attetion!
Summary: I've owned the 705 for almost 8 months and I can honestly say I don't think I could live without it now. I mainly use it for road and mountain biking and actually have brought it with me on a few cross training runs.
Updated: Serious bicyclists need this, but be aware that you will need tech supp
Michael Herzen, Amazon
15 March 2010
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 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.
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 have used my Garmin Edge 705 for about six weeks on road rides and trail hiking. Before I rant, let me say this GPS unit is almost perfect and I do not know a better solution currently on the market.
Careful - Amazon Product Description is inaccurrate
David DeCurtis "daviddc", Amazon
8 January 2009
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...
A comparison of the Edge 705 and Garmin 60 CSx for bike navigation
Andrew Erlichson "phanfare", Amazon
8 January 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.