Summary: But... so far, I haven;t been able to find a better head unit. To be fair, the unit itself is very good. I've had a 705, and 800, and now an 810. What I dislike about Garmin is Garmin Connect. They expect you to use Garmin connect to program workouts into your device (although the 810 does allow you to program workouts directly - good luck with that). I limp by with an old product they discontinued called Garmin TrainingCenter.
Summary: We ride to relax, train and vent, and we expect equipment that helps us instead of adding to our frustration. I’ve used each generation of Garmin Edge products, moving up to replace defective units, or because Garmin promised better battery life or improved interface. In each case, I’ve been disappointed.
Summary: I have owned the Edge 810 for three weeks now--it has mostly impressed me so far. Initial setup was easy and all of the sensors connected without issue (the heart rate strap is really comfortable, by the way). The screen works well even in direct sunlight and it has just the right amount of responsiveness for touch operation while riding.
Pros: Accurate, Automatic Uploads, Durable, Easily Customizable, Easy to Read, Live Tracking, Waterproof
Okay, after investing another $115 in map pack and memory card
Brian R Boyden, Amazon
1 December 2013
Summary: I loved my Garmin Edge 800, and this is easier to create bike and training profiles, and allows you to quickly change between road riding and trail riding navigation. But my big problem is that it doesn't come with any useable maps installed. And after spending an additional $79.99 to buy the North American city maps, I found that the Edge 810 didn't have enough memory to install the maps. So I'm back on Amazon buying a memory card for another $35.
Summary: Edge 810 records my trails accurately and after 6 months using it didn't give me any issues. The Garmin Connect web interface is easy to navigate and setup courses, goals, etc. I'm taking it with me to every outing and shows the directions, time, distance, altitude, temperature and calories. Touch screen is easy to use and change views on the go. Will recommend!
Summary: I believe this is the gold standard in terms of cycling computer. No need to tell all the qualities but I will rather mention my disappointments with the product: 1. Lack of ANT+ wireless upload to the computer 2. Lack of Bluetooth Smart technology 3.