Summary: It's probably a good product, but I missed the fact that the K-edge only fits a certain size handlebar when I ordered it. There is no adapter kit for a smaller diameter, so I had to return the product. You can probably make it work if you want to create your own shim, but for the price they are charging for this item, it's not worth it. I'll find something that fits my handlebar.
Summary: I've been using the Edge 800 with the city navigator maps for a couple of years in California. The system is fantastic at data collection and battery life, but is nearly useless for navigation. It ignores preferences for avoiding highways and regularly tries to direct you down car-only roads.
Garmin doesn't listen to customers - they just don't get it!
Sandy D. Scott, Amazon
1 April 2011
Summary: I've used a Garmin 500 for quite some time in my cycling. My main issue with the unit was that I considered the display to be less than adequate. I have tried all manner of adjustments to the contrast, but alas, my cheap Cateye Strada mounted alongside the Garmin shines brightly in all lighting situations - unlike the Garmin that cost many multiples of the Cateye computer.
Summary: I own several Garmin GPS devices, including two Nuvi, a Garmin Edge 705 and a Garmin Forerunner 410. So I was happy to purchase the new Edge 800 GPS computer for my mountain bike. After 3 rides I can definitely state that this GPS was NOT designed for a mountain bike. While it is waterproof, this GPS suffers from an extremely soft plastic touch screen which got completely scratched after 3 rides.
Summary: I'm a true Garmin Cycle Computer follower. ( I owned the 205, 305, 705 and now the 800). Sure it is cool to have a Touch Screen and it really works. But the Dispplay is horrible. It is about 25% bigger than the one from the EDGE 705. However the 800 has basically the same resolution (160 x 240 pixels/800 vs 176 x 220 pixels/705). This makes the screen really blurry and the contrast is terrible. In order to ride in daylight you need the backlight on all the times.
Summary: As the owner of a 705 I figured the 800 would be a big step up- touch screen, next generation hardware, etc. Wrong, as far as I can tell there' absolutely no new functionality, the battery does not last any longer, the screen is a bit bigger but no better quality in bright light, the bike mount has not improved, etc.