Garmin Edge 800 GPS Computers

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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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[Jun 19, 2011]
the phantom
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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...

Similar Products Used:

Garmin 705 with similar poor design and reliability issues.

[Apr 17, 2011]
larry parsley
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

none yet

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 carry....it does both jobs well

Similar Products Used:

edge 200

[Apr 17, 2011]
gerard
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Looks good

Weakness:

Just don't go there

Don't go near it unreliable hard to read

Similar Products Used:

Polar 800 way better

[Mar 16, 2011]
ejprez
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

edge 705

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