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#9 out of 63 GPS
Brand: Garmin
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  • crash1
    ****

    Pros
    Easy to set up with maps downloaded from Single Traks, thank goodness because I was lost.

    Cons
    Takes a while to "figure out" , also, no possibility of downloading maps from Garmin, etc.

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  • darrinw2001
    ****

    I bought this used for $70 and it was well worth it. much more info than a bike computer, much better to ttrack data for training, mapping trails, exporing, etc.

    Pros
    I like all the info it can give you. easy to use and set up.

    Cons
    takes a little while to sync with satelites.

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  • Rebus   ✓ supporter
    *****

    What a great little toy! I love this thing. It works as advertised and gives data geeks a bunch of new stats to play with. There is no on-the-fly elevation profile, but you can get that afterwards by uploading to GPS software. Also, the navigation map hasn't really done anything for me yet, but I'm still learning. I love the gobs of info you can put on the two screens though. The Google maps that you can generate from MotionBased.com come in handy too. I haven't used a few of the features on the unit, like loading maps or Virtual Partner, but I plan on trying those out real soon. It's a great inexpensive (relatively) bike computer.

    Pros
    Easy to use, altimeter, accuracy, coolness factor

    Cons
    The altimeter is kind of sketchy in the forest, no elevation profile (available in 305)

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  • mtwmbw
    ****

    Overall good. If you like gadgets, this is a good one.

    Pros
    If you like to look at numbers, this is for you. I don't train for specific events, but if I did this might be indispensable. But I love to come home and look at my data. With a Motionbased.com account (free or premium) you can really look at data. Also can export to Google Earth (very cool)

    Cons
    Have had some issues with having to update software to get it to work right. You have to update software on the unit itself and on your computer. A little bit of a pain to use on a Mac, but you can do it.

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  • Gtman12
    ****

    Pros
    I love the elevation chart. I always knew how much each climb was, but I never knew how much up and down I did. Saving previous rides and then racing against them later is an awesome feature,

    Cons
    So far so good.

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  • Jeff Barber
    *****

    This is the fourth GPS unit I've tested on my mountain bike and it's easily the best. Garmin thought about almost everything though I think I'll upgrade to the 305 to get even more features. You can read a more detailed review on our blog:

    Garmin Edge 205 review

    Pros
    Compact size, easy to configure and use, great reception even in dense tree cover, good software included, rechargeable batteries, rugged.

    Cons
    No elevation profile view, cumbersome waypoint addition proces, no GPX export option

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