in a nutshell Garmin's user-interfaces are pretty much horrible
30 April 2015
Summary: Interface is a bit clunky - connecting/syncing with a computer even more clunky (Garmin's software installer restarts every time I reboot my machine - even though the software is already installed - this is a known problem) - creating courses is incredibly clunky.
Summary: It usually takes ten minutes of fussing to get my Garmin 810 to sync with my phone. Whether or not I succeed in syncing the Garmin, after I turn the Garmin off, every five minutes the Garmin app on my phone will buzz the phone and supply instructions about how to connect the Garmin.
Summary: I would strongly recommend not buying this unit. I recommend you buy the edge 510 instead. This unit freezes and stops recording about every 10 miles and every time you stop for more than a few minutes..
A terrible device with zero customer support that you'll buy anyway, because there's no other options yet.
1 October 2014
Summary: First of all, if you're looking at the 810 versus the 1000, I'd go with the 810. If you're even looking at the 810, I would go with the 810. The 1000 is too big and the non-resistive screen is too sensitive.
Summary: I received the item and have been overly frustrated from that point on. To begin with the spoke magnet clamp came in broken. The Heart rate monitor is not transmitting. I have done everything in strict accordance with all supplied including the manual that I down loaded and printed.
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.
Summary: Terrible device. This thing costs more than any of the other multiple Garmin bike computers I've purchased in the past, yet it is the worst electronic device I've ever owned. I've probably been on 30 rides with the computer. It's failed in one way or another on at least 20 of those rides.
Summary: I have had terrible luck with the Garmin 810 which I received as a gift in April. This is my first experience with Garmin. If I change screens during the ride, the unit freezes up and is worthless for the rest of the ride.
Summary: Just bought a Garmin Edge 810, and I wish I could write a comprehensive review. I purchased this model to be able to use the map and navigation features. Right out the box, I realize that I had not carefully enough read the fine print: To take advantage of the routable map feature, it is necessary...