Summary: Best thing I have ever purchased. Now I can ride long distance without getting lost and know if I have improved over time because it keeps record of your rides. Also with the heart rate monitor and cadence sensor you can set goals and maintain your pace and heart rate where you want and need them to be.
Summary: I got this for my 2006 Cannondale F7 mountain bike to mount my edge 200.. it fits great looks cool and doesn't move. however I recently purchased a Cannondale Bay boy 1 and the handlebars are smaller and doesn't fit.. I had to resort to rigging it to make it work with the Bad Boy. even then it isn't snug.. I hated the stock mount they give you with the Garmin which was the reason for this purchase.
Summary: it takes awhile getting used to. However, i'm liking it. Works well and it seems very accurate. The calorie counter appears to count differently depending upon if you use a Heart monitor or not. The manual needs a little improvement: It didn't indicate in the table of contents for the page where it indicates how to add courses to the machine. That was the confusing part. I had to look a few times online to find the way, and I finally understood the manual.
Summary: The Edge 800 provides all the functionality that I've been looking for in a cycling computer. I upgraded from the 310XT to the 800 due to the larger display and it eliminated the need for me to wear glasses. Nothing like vanity as a motivator ;). It connected easily to my heart monitor, cadence/speed sensor,and power meter. This gives you all the metrics required to track your progress like a pro.
Bikers are stuck with Garmin for navigation. Buy something else if it exists!
Toddler Mom, Amazon
26 July 2014
Summary: I have had this Garmin 800 for one year now. Unfortunately, there are no competitors to Garmin. Phone navigation systems don't have enough battery life compared to the Garmin. It is also annoying to carry a spare battery to hook to the cellphone due to extra wires hanging on the bike. I have had to play around with different methods of downloading/copying other people's route files. You would think it is as simple as copy and paste.