Summary: I use this unit when I ride in my neighborhood or at the state park. I don't need the GPS function to find my way. However, it provides several very nice features. When I upload my ride information I see the elevation and can track that against my speed and heart rate. As you might expect, when the elevation increases so does my heart rate. The speed however decreases. There is a circuit in my neighborhood that is right at one mile.
Summary: I'm still learning how to use it. But the learning curve seems to be a little hard. My first ride was not saved, maybe for me not pushing the last button. But the info displayed led into believing that I had started the recording. In these days where you can do almost just the same with your cellphone, I kept thinking why I had bought it, if I was content with the recordings of my Android app.
The Garmin Edge 800 help you improve your cycle ride!
6 January 2014
Summary: After a month using the Garmin Edge 800 I ask myself why I took so long to buy! It's incredible see all data in live during the cycle ride. You can correct and improve your performance instantly and analyze all data after at home. I can not see any disadvantage when compared with the new Garmin Edge 810.
Summary: Been using this for only two or three hundred miles on a mixture of mountain biking and road biking. I have not had time to really test it's battery life. Based on a 4 hour ride, I could project out to a minimum 12hour battery life. Turning down the back-light and not using the wireless heart rate monitor and wheel sensor might improve the battery performance. The GPS functions perfectly for my needs.