May 19, 2007
Very easy to use. Web-based tech has great reporting capabilities. You really NEED to use the accompanying web-based software (Motion Based) which is free for the standard application, alowing you to see your last 10 rides in gory detail. For more than 10 rides, buy the upgrade (about $90/year.) I now use it for mtb and road (base-miles) rides, and have started using it for hiking as well. Everything you want to know for training - elevation, HR, calories, mileage of course, zones - plus a dot-player map function that lets you virtually observe the ride in varying background formats - street, topo, photo, contour maps. You can show up to 16 screens on the device while riding (but who has time to read them?) Excellent sat. reception so far.
Price. One of the priciest gadgets out there, but oh so cool! Also the screen can be a bit hard to read in merciless (read: Phoenix, AZ) light. NOTE: I do NOT use cadence on the mtb (what's the point,r eally, speed is good enough) but have been happy with it on the roadie, no problems there so far as noted by one user below. Maybe not installed right, it is tricky to get a good read!
If you can afford it and are training for something, or just like the idea of seeing where you've been, it's a great gadget.