Just like other reviews - you'll created a route and it ...
16 August 2014
Summary: Just like other reviews - you'll created a route and it will "beep beep" every 30 seconds or so and show your route with directions such as "Go Southeast", even if you're on a completely straight road. It's frustrating. If you don't use a route it's a great bike computer.
Nice computer, Needs stronger magnet for cadence sensor.
9 July 2014
Summary: This has been my favorite investment in my bike. I moved to a new city (St. Louis) and was amazed at how detailed the guidance was for even unmarked trails in the Forest Park. I love being able to track my ride and upload the data into their website. There have only been two problems so far 1) The magnet for speed/cadence sensor that is supposed to attach to the pedal is far too weak (on my bike at least) and the method of mounting it was quite unacceptable.
Summary: Great GPS for riding bike, road and MTB. Many good features. Easy to install map,routes and connect to "my Garmin". Using smartphone apps before but battery time is to short. Garmin battery works at least 15 hour.
Summary: I like the maps and being able to use that to follow a route. I am just learning how to use it and figuring it out. I went on a long ride and was concerned about the battery lasting long enough while using the maps. So far it was about 10 hours of use and had 34% left when the ride was complete.
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: I am an avid cyclist. I am am not a category racer bike ride aggressively with local groups. This unit has many ways one can customize screens. It is a wealth of data at your finger tips. Of note, it is not set to pause when stopping so you will need to make that adjustment (who doesn't want that?). Also of note, if you Bluetooth with your phone while riding, it is using data (if your plan is not unlimited you might get a big bill.
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.