Summary: Pros (when it works): -it gives good data -decent screen -decent turn by turn (see more below) Cons: -for a 700 device (as much as an iPhone, this should flawlessly do what it is supposed to, but it doesn't...
item worked great for first 2 days/uses then failed
2 August 2014
Summary: devise has so many glitches. had to send back and i'm so sorry i had too. item worked great for first 2 days/uses then failed. candance not working properly then unit froze up, etc and i had the latest firmware/software
I was about to upgrade to the 810 until I read some of the reviews.
Sondra Swarbrick, Amazon
17 May 2014
Summary: I bought a Garmin 800 about a year ago for the same price as the 810 goes for now. I have had zero problems with it. The battery lasts seemingly forever. It has never frozen. It has never shut off for any reason, unless I turn it off.
Summary: The Garmin 810 is full of bugs and idiosyncrasies related to mapping and route guidance, which is why most people want to buy it. I’ve been able to get it to do route guidance properly in only 1 or 2 of the last 5-6 rides.
Freezes, and Garmin hasn't fixed for over 8 months
9 October 2013
Summary: I've had the device for only a week. I used it for 4 rides. It froze on my 4th ride when I was following a course, requiring a hard reboot. I lost 46 miles of my 102 mile ride (miles 33-79) because of this.
Summary: Selling firm and shipping was great - very quick, well packed. Now the unit: It's still buggy (even with firmware 2.7). I've had this unit shutdown on its own for no reason mid ride (battery was almost 100%), twice since I've owned it (and that's two weeks).
Summary: Overall a very irritating and frustrating piece of bike equipment that for $100 might be acceptable, but for $800 for the bundle, definitely not worth it. Almost think this is expensive Chinese junk or at least very poorly designed and programmed software with all the glitches they have.
Pros: + Practical, easy to read screen when it works + Lots of features
Cons: - Lots of glitches - My unit losing GPS rout files constantly (newest software loaded and all) - My unit not storing settings, have to constantly reconfigure screens and fields, seems to happen after after turning unit off or charging battery - Unit will randomly shut down in a middle of a ride -...
problem is hardware and can't be fixed with software upgrades
12 August 2013
Summary: I bought and returned this unit. I have an edge 500 and was looking to step up. The screen on the 810 is hard to read due to poor resolution, contrast and illumination. Frankly Garmin should be ashamed of themselves for putting out such an inferior product, especially given the premium pricing and...
Summary: The biggest draw for me in purchasing this particular unit was the ability to plan and upload courses of 50+ miles that could include many turns and back roads to avoid traffic and prevent me having to stop periodically to make sure I was taking the right turn.