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#5 out of 63 GPS
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  • Schmo
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    I naught this gps because of its size and features! Mostly the live segments and being able to see where other riders are in the field. Haven’t got the swing of all the features yet but still giving it some abuse. It’s tough, water proof and holds up in super cold weather. Only had a couple of drop zones. Battery life is impressive also! Another good buy!

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  • C-Lo   ✓ supporter
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    Great computer if you can catch it on sale or clearance

    Pros
    Pretty accurate most of the time
    Buttons to navigate when wet
    Easy pairing
    Controls most Garmin accessories
    Customizable
    Pairs with Strava

    Cons
    Struggles in the city with turn by turn directions

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  • C-Lo   ✓ supporter
    *****

    I upgraded from my Garmin 500 for the navigation maps. I wanted the maps but did want to pay for the 1000. This was a great compromise. When the phone is hooked to the computer the maps are automatically downloaded. I have been to three different land masses with no issues. If you pay for a Strava subscription, the segments will show live on your ride. I am trying to find a person with a computer so I can test the Garmin IQ portion.

    Pros
    GPS map. Accident detection, Bluetooth sync, phone notification, syncs with strava,

    Cons
    Slow to acquire position when rerouting sometimes. Have to manually pair hear rate sometimes.

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  • JimmyF
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    If you use wahoo trainer you might want to stick to that brand. I use garmin activity monitor and scale therefore I bought garmin computer so I could stay in the same app. Connect app has its problems too.

    Pros
    Easy to see the display, connects to phone so I can see messages when I stop if I want to. Decent map.

    Cons
    Sometimes I have trouble connecting to sensors HR or cadence. Have trouble connecting phone to computer sometimes but always get through it.

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  • Ckjoshz28
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    Great way to log in some data in a compact unit without bringing the phone. I love seeing where the segments start and stop with info on where you are vs. your pr and/or the kom/(qom).

    Pros
    Bright screen, customize all of your screens, flawless integration with Strava and live segments

    Cons
    it is fragile and expensive, on my second unit already after laying the bike down.

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  • Aaron Chamberlain   ✓ supporter
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    Great if you're looking for a training GPS. If you need something for navigation, it's best to look at one of their touring models.

    Pros
    Bright color screen
    Small size
    Light
    Durable
    Good battery life

    Cons
    Setup can be tedious

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  • axxman
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    first and formost, this device is a bit overkill for someone like me, a beginner with mountain biking. but I am also a tech geek and I love to play with gadgets. This is really more a fitness device and not a mapping device for guys with power meters and heart rate monitors etc. I just wanted something to track my rides and upload them to strava, garmin connect, and now, singletracks. I could have gotten by with a much simpler device or even an app on my iphone. if you are in to tracking your rides and fitness, this is a good one, but it is overkill for me.

    Pros
    Build quality, garmin connect, simplicity, Strava integration. Iphone messaging notifications. ability to connect with all sorts of sensors.

    Cons
    lack of memory card slot limits map size.

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  • Geoff_L
    *****

    I'm very happy with the purchase! After using phone apps to track workouts the garmin is a big improvement. May be overkill if you don't dig into your cycling data.

    Pros
    - Size is perfect. Easy to see but not too large.
    - Well constructed.
    - Strava integration
    - long battery life

    Cons
    - Setup. Lack of touch screen or phone ap setup makes setup a bit cumbersome.
    - Map it comes with inadequate but free ones are online.
    -No bluetooth sensor support.
    - Screen has some glare. Get a screen protector with antiglare.

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  • [email protected]
    *****

    Not for mountain biking by my opinion

    Pros
    Cool to connect to strava

    Cons
    No turn by turn nav

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  • trek is amazing
    *****

    excellent all around device, even at its price.

    Pros
    light, works well, easy to use

    Cons
    price

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