Summary: I'm loving the GPS right now. It was a bit tricky to for through all the settings and get exactly what you're looking for. I used this with http://ridewithgps.com/ and it works great. I wish Garmin had something like this instead of another website that I have to go to. You can essentially bike in any town without getting lost.
Great device that sometimes gets a little confused
u2fan1967 "Keith", Amazon
18 September 2013
Summary: So glad I made the plunge. I'm a newer cyclist and was reluctant to spend $$ on another electronic gadget/device. But aftrer my Cat Eye broke, and i was lost with Que Sheets, I said, no more, and got this unit. I purchased the 800 bundle rather than the 810 as I didn't need the social integration features. It arrived at 8:30PM UPS the night before my first century. I got it charged and loaded with my route and on my bike in 2 hours.
Summary: I like the device. When I ride in a new area it gives me assurance I will not get lost. I have had some frustration getting the route planning to work. When I first loaded a route and I was on the route it showed that I was not on the route and would not navigate. I have loaded other routes since then from MapMyRide and have not had any issues. The battery life in this device is adequate for a long day ride.
Summary: The set-up is a little difficult and with help of friends that already have one, it was working quickly. Used it on a 100 mile ride the day after I received it. Only complaint...$70 for maps for a $400 GPS. I can get a GPS for auto under $200 and get lifetime updates on maps. Garmin, you need to fix this and open maps up for this unit.
According to Garmin website when compared the 800 model does not have virtual parner or racer
Carmen L Perez, Amazon
20 January 2013
Summary: [...] I have an older model. Want to buy a newer model. Now I'm not sure what model really has the virtual partner or racer built in. On the garmin website only the 510 and 810 models have the virtual partner. On amazon description it says the 800 has the virtual parent. Ok who should I believe? Double check on that if that is a feature you are interested in.
Delivered on time by the USPS, but the Edge 800 spoke only in "Czech"
12 December 2012
Summary: Imagine receiving a new device that was programmed in a foreign language (Czech). it took several hours going screen by screen with Google Translator to "teach" my Garmin Edge 800 to respond in English. Once done, everything worked as expected.
Summary: Great product - only bug bear was the total naivety of buying it from the US. Had to pay £53 import tax and then discovered the USB connector was loose so had to send it back to Garmin UK to be replaced at a cost of £119. In essence I was much better off buying it from Chain Reaction Cycles or Wiggle. A real costly lesson learnt!