February 21, 2010
Very fast Sat link up and capture with "hot fix". Easily swapped between bikes and will capture Powertap/SRM watts plus cadence/speed.
A plethora of information available depending on how you format the screens. Mount is sturdier than prior formats.
.fit files aren't compatible with other training software and you must convert within Training Center to .tcx first. I wish there was a sturdy GSC-10 cadence/speed sensor for MTBing. Motionbased.com was swallowed up by Garmin Connect and there is no longer data point correction and accurate altitudes (ascent-descent) being generated.
If you know where you're going...no need for the map aspects of the 705/605. This unit I swap between a Felt DA TT rig with Powertap carbon wheels and my SC Blur LT. You can dump the data into Training Center easily and then deal with converting files from .fit to .tcx so you can upload to Poweragent, WKO+ or Physfarm training software.
You can almost be overwhelmed by the data being collected.
If you eventually go for MTB Powertap hubs/wheels...this comp is the one to have.