Garmin Edge 800

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by rola643, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

    20,680
    9,408
    113
    Anybody managed to get their hands on one yet? I'm thinking hard about it. It has a couple of features I'm interested in. This not a I love or hate Garmin debate I just wanna know if anybody has one yet and what they think of the touch screen.


    DC Rainmaker: Garmin Edge 800 In Depth First Look Review
     
  2. chill123

    chill123 New Member

    2
    0
    0
    Hi - i picked up an edge 800 a few days ago.

    so far i have been very impressed with the touch screen. i was a little apprehensive but it is very responsive/quick and works well even when wearing gloves.

    all in all i'm very please with my 800 so far. here are some more initial thoughts i put down:

    Garmin Edge 800 Review
     

  3. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

    657
    0
    0
    Chill....is it your first Garmin bike computer??? I have the Edge 705 and was wondering how it compares to it? I have had my Garmin for 2 years with very limited problems so I am not looking to upgrade, but its nice to see the technology evolving.
     
  4. chill123

    chill123 New Member

    2
    0
    0
    whyeyebike - this is indeed my first garmin. i nearly bought an edge 705 several times in the last two years then heard about the 800 and edecided i'd pull the trigger as soon as they were released.

    i know garmin gps devices have a reutation for bug/poor software but so far the garmin 800 has exceeded my expectations.

    the only issue i've had so far has been the navigation missing a couple of turns - the route has been right but it didn't prompt me to turn. i think this is due to me creating routes via BikeRoutToaster (which uses google maps) then transferring them to the garmin which uses Garmin maps. I've not tried to tweak the settings or use other route creation sites yet so i'm sure there is a solution.

    to put this in perspective i'm taking about missing 2 or 3 alerts in about 300 miles of riding, all on very small single track country lanes.

    i love the 800 as i can pre plan a route avoiding big roads and just ride. great if you've got no sense of direction like me!