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Hi there. I'll be replacing it for with my old Garmin 200, which I loved but needed a heart rate monitor and cadence power meter for my training. So this is a great upgrade for myself.

Does anyone own one and do you like it? Let me know? Thanks!
 

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I'll have my new Garmin Edge 510 on Tuesday. I'll give a small review once I get it and use a for a week or so. I can't wait. Touchscreen is a great feature. Happy riding all my follow cyclists.
 

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Nice! I can't wait for mine to arrive. I was debating between 500 and 510 but found a discount code for one website that saved me some money so I went ahead and bought the 510.

I do wish that they can find a way to load to strava or endomondo websites automatically or maybe like once you click save it will also upload to strava/endomondo. Maybe it will be a software update in the future (hoping).
 

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I went out yesterday with mine for the first time. I had the Garmin Edge 500 prior to this.
Here are some of the things I like:
-Larger Screen: Allows for more fields while still being 'viewable'
-Quick satellite acquisition...like real fast.
-Garmin connect(ivity) via Bluetooth sync
-Allowed me to send a "Live Tracking" link to email addresses (so my girlfriend can find me if I'm laying in a ditch somewhere, or she's feeling frisky lol). Can also share "live tracking" with twitter and FB. Allows people to see your location as well as your avg. speed, total ascent, etc.
-Once my ride was over, I clicked 'save' and it automatically uploaded my ride to garmin connect.
-I clicked to view my activity on my phone and was able to see my location and stuff just fine. This will be a great way to meet up with your friends riding, or people on a group ride, etc.
-There is a loop and a lanyard...so you can attach your garmin to your bike.
-Comes standard with an "out front" mount. I had a k-edge anyway, but cool that it comes with one now.
-Multiple modes...for example, I can click "Train" and have a certain set of default metrics shown. then I can click "race" and can have an entirely different set of metrics shown...just sorta cool.
-User interface is revamped and a bit more intuitive. Easier to customize things that you want to, etc.

Things I don't like:
-Doesn't sync with Strava
-The 'connect' features aren't quite as robust as how they market it...but I imagine they will continue to develop and roll out additional functionality.
-I can't seem to figure out how to configure the 'auto-pause' (which I'm going to google right after this post)...so my avg. speed looked like crap because I had to stop a few times.

All-in-all... definitely not disappointed!

Good review my friend! I'm new to this Garmin 510. How do I get the my page looking like the page on the box? I've tried it several times and can't get it.

Just want to add total ascent Elevation heart rate and cadence to the screen.
 

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I went out yesterday with mine for the first time. I had the Garmin Edge 500 prior to this.
Here are some of the things I like:
-Larger Screen: Allows for more fields while still being 'viewable'
-Quick satellite acquisition...like real fast.
-Garmin connect(ivity) via Bluetooth sync
-Allowed me to send a "Live Tracking" link to email addresses (so my girlfriend can find me if I'm laying in a ditch somewhere, or she's feeling frisky lol). Can also share "live tracking" with twitter and FB. Allows people to see your location as well as your avg. speed, total ascent, etc.
-Once my ride was over, I clicked 'save' and it automatically uploaded my ride to garmin connect.
-I clicked to view my activity on my phone and was able to see my location and stuff just fine. This will be a great way to meet up with your friends riding, or people on a group ride, etc.
-There is a loop and a lanyard...so you can attach your garmin to your bike.
-Comes standard with an "out front" mount. I had a k-edge anyway, but cool that it comes with one now.
-Multiple modes...for example, I can click "Train" and have a certain set of default metrics shown. then I can click "race" and can have an entirely different set of metrics shown...just sorta cool.
-User interface is revamped and a bit more intuitive. Easier to customize things that you want to, etc.

Things I don't like:
-Doesn't sync with Strava
-The 'connect' features aren't quite as robust as how they market it...but I imagine they will continue to develop and roll out additional functionality.
-I can't seem to figure out how to configure the 'auto-pause' (which I'm going to google right after this post)...so my avg. speed looked like crap because I had to stop a few times.

All-in-all... definitely not disappointed!
Hey There, as we all are painfully aware, the 500 struggled with the courses and virtual partner features, freezing, reseting, and/or having the lines disappear. Any experience with how these features work on the 510? Have they finally fixed the issues!?
 

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It wont upload to Strava wirelessly, but I'm sure you can upload via USB like you do with the typical Garmin unit.
Yes you can still upload to Strava using your USB. Strava is a 3rd party so they'll have to update their system and website to stay on par with Garmin. That's pretty simple. They just need to get it done.
 

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Not really. If Garmin wants to allow wireless upload to Strava via the Bluetooth/phone interface, they would need to make that happen. I don't see an incentive for them to do that since Strava "competes" with Garmin Connect.
 

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Not really. If Garmin wants to allow wireless upload to Strava via the Bluetooth/phone interface, they would need to make that happen. I don't see an incentive for them to do that since Strava "competes" with Garmin Connect.
Garmin could make so much money off Strava with their wireless upload. If Strava wants to continue their success they might end up having to pay Garmin for it to.
 

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I went out yesterday with mine for the first time. I had the Garmin Edge 500 prior to this.
Here are some of the things I like:
-Larger Screen: Allows for more fields while still being 'viewable'
-Quick satellite acquisition...like real fast.
-Garmin connect(ivity) via Bluetooth sync
-Allowed me to send a "Live Tracking" link to email addresses (so my girlfriend can find me if I'm laying in a ditch somewhere, or she's feeling frisky lol). Can also share "live tracking" with twitter and FB. Allows people to see your location as well as your avg. speed, total ascent, etc.
-Once my ride was over, I clicked 'save' and it automatically uploaded my ride to garmin connect.
-I clicked to view my activity on my phone and was able to see my location and stuff just fine. This will be a great way to meet up with your friends riding, or people on a group ride, etc.
-There is a loop and a lanyard...so you can attach your garmin to your bike.
-Comes standard with an "out front" mount. I had a k-edge anyway, but cool that it comes with one now.
-Multiple modes...for example, I can click "Train" and have a certain set of default metrics shown. then I can click "race" and can have an entirely different set of metrics shown...just sorta cool.
-User interface is revamped and a bit more intuitive. Easier to customize things that you want to, etc.

Things I don't like:
-Doesn't sync with Strava
-The 'connect' features aren't quite as robust as how they market it...but I imagine they will continue to develop and roll out additional functionality.
-I can't seem to figure out how to configure the 'auto-pause' (which I'm going to google right after this post)...so my avg. speed looked like crap because I had to stop a few times.

All-in-all... definitely not disappointed!
I got one yesterday. Performance had a 'one day' sale for 15% off the bundle. The sale said "online only" but my local store honored it.

I found the "auto-pause" right off the bat since I was concerned it may not have one after reading your post.
 

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A great bit of kit
I got mine at BiketiresDirect.com for like $60 off. First time buyer there. What a good outfit they are! Glad I got mine for such a good deal. $345 for everything.
 
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