Summary: Works well when it works, but it freezes up much too often on long rides to deserve a higher rating than 2 stars. I was given a refurbished model when my first unit had problems and this new one freezes up after 40-50 miles. Very disappointing for all the money spent.
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 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.
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 -...
Summary: If Garmin's target audience is the cyclist who rides a few dozen miles per summer and thinks that spending big money on flashy parts makes them a better rider, then this product is perfect. If Garmin thinks this device will suit the needs of a serious cyclist, they have a lot of redesign to do.
item worked great for first 2 days/uses then failed
22 May 2013
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
Edge 810 is amazing but don't expect it to actually sync via mobile
John D. Busteed, Amazon
22 May 2013
Summary: I think the Edge 810 is hands down the best bicycle computer in the market. It is amazing on the bike. If you are only going to sync it via you desktop and download new maps that way, the product works flawlessly. This is a huge improvement.
Summary: I have had many Garmin GPS units for car, boat and bicycle. Generally, I am a Garmin fan. Hands down, though, this is the worst of the lot. From the outset the unit has had problems serious enough to make me nostalgic for my Garmin 800. When using a map card, the unit would freeze up and shut down.
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).