Garmin Edge 800 GPS Computers

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $650.00

Product Description

Make the most of every ride with Edge? 800, the first touchscreen GPS bike computer. Providing navigation and performance monitoring, Edge 800 is ideal for touring, commuting, competitive cycling and mountain biking. It has a built-in basemap and tracks y

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by the phantom a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2011

Strengths:    When it worked.... much improved over the old 705 model. Better data display over several pages. New data functions. Much improved handlebar mount.

Weaknesses:    Total POS for reliability, locked up within a month, cannot get past the boot screen. I cannot even turn the POS off! Attemps to do hard and soft resets do not work...Numerous software problems including the unit itself and the shiet 'Training Center'. Useless tech support with a horrible reputation...
Garmin's aviation products reflect similar problems.

Bottom Line:   
Had the Garmin less than a month and the unit locked up and is now a useless POS. I am now awaiting a replacement unit but it took a phone call rattling to a product manager complaining about the 800 and the horrible prior 705 unit.. Called Garmin tech support three times and they are near useless too. When the Garmin 800 worked (for a couple weeks) it was great and vast improvement from the prior 705 unit. My prior experience with Garmin products has been very poor... an early 705 unit was sent back four times for repair and not a simple warrantee replacement which Garmin refused to do. My current 800 unit is proving to be the same..
Looks and feels like the software was written in india by clueless engineers. The problems I am having with the product are software related and reflect poor engineering and quality control.
Anybody thinking about a Garmin 800 might want to reconsider or wait till the improvements are made...

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Favorite Ride:   Hana road, Maui

Price Paid:    $510.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Garmin 705 with similar poor design and reliability issues.

Bike Setup:   Seven Elium, Campy Super Record. All the best stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by larry parsley a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2011

Strengths:    combo of odometer features with GPS, touch screen and flexibility of displays, and length of battery charge

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
have always carried a GPS unit for long rides in unfamiliar areas and a bike mounted speed/odometer.....saw this advertised and had to have the combo to simplify what I does both jobs well

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Favorite Ride:   garmin edge 800

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   edge 200

Bike Setup:   seven odanata, campy record

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by gerard a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2011

Strengths:    Looks good

Weaknesses:    Just don't go there

Bottom Line:   
Don't go near it unreliable hard to read

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Favorite Ride:   Kaimais

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   local Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Polar 800 way better

Bike Setup:   SWorks SL3 Campy Super Record

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ejprez a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2011

Strengths:    Big display, a lot of data screens, virtual partner a lot better and easier to use than on 705.

Weaknesses:    build quality, by that i mean the chipping on the side. Screen has a little less resolution and is a bit darker when backlight isn't on. Still decent when in bright sunlight.

Bottom Line:   
So far everything works great. I had a 705 and liked the extra features of the 500, like more display pages. So the 800 has all that and a bigger display. However the resolution is a tad less crisp than the 705, but you can zoom out to 0.8 miles on the map and still see all the side roads if you have the map card, it was 0.5 on the 705.

Also noticed the edge is chipping on the right side where the screen meets the carbon sides, all from my finger just touching when swiping my finger across it to change screens and so on. Hopefully the next gen of GPS computers are inline with todays smartphones, that would be really great.

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Favorite Ride:   All over

Price Paid:    $310.00

Purchased At:   Findley Lake Sportin

Similar Products Used:   edge 705

Bike Setup:   Ridley Damocles, Sram Red, Powertap Pro+, yada yada yada

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