Amazon Price: $0.01 $399.99 (as of February 14, 2016 12:32 pm –
Worthy Upgrade from the EDGE 800
I’ve been using a Garmin Edge 800 for about 16 months now, so I’m pretty familiar w/ the functions, pros, cons and limitations. I’ve used the EDGE 810 for about 4 rides now… so far, so good
Good to great device for the more serious biker
Was a little worried about buying this unit given some of the moderate reviews I had read and the price associated. I’m in a couple hundred miles thus far and I would give it high marks. Is it hard to read in daylight? It can be but once I mounted it on the extension bar so that it was in front of the handle bars and thus could adjust its angle I had no problems (mounting it on the stem was problematic because the angle caused more glare in direct sunlight) – so in this case the concern is valid, but easily mitigated by the mounting approach – at least for me.
Recent firmware updates have improved reliability
I have used the Edge 810 extensively during the last 2 1/2 months. Here are my impressions:
Great Computer! Map Download Advice
I haven’t had the 810 very long, but it seems to be great so far. One of the things I am trying to master is following a course which I created on GarminConnect. This is your virtual cue sheet and it solves a tremendous number of problems, at least for me. On they subject of “trying to master”– there is a tremendous amount of functionality in this device, and I think most people are experiencing a learning curve in optimizing their use of the system– I’ve made up my mind that I WILL master it since I believe that it’s going to be very much worth it.
Good, But not Perfect