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The Unofficial Garmin GPS Thread
#31
"MudMonkey" Wrote:Edge 705, no issues apart from mapping being a bit sh*t... but everything else is awseome, got hrm and speed/cadence. Bought it from money awarded for my contribution to a patent action at work so treated myself.

:o do you have a house made from gold or something Big Grin
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#32
Yes he does pretty much then moans that he cant afford a new bike despite his GPS costing more than a new bike which would be better than his current one!
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#33
"Breezer" Wrote:Racing feature would be useful yes but I only race the odd fun class thing and dont specifically train like lots on here, I just ride for fun. I have no issues navigating and have done lots of rides like that. The screen is 3.5" ish touch screen and its fine for looking at. I just wish I had got into them years ago as ive found so many new trails and woods etc since starting. I just look on the PC at the OS map, spot some woods then plot a route linking them and go and investigate.

See that's the beauty of an MTB - just push off & explore this great country.
Sounds like what you have works for you & that's excellent.
I just can't extoll the benefits of my particular little black box enough, it's all personal & matters not as long as you are riding Wink
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#34
"TooYoungToKnow" Wrote::o do you have a house made from gold or something Big Grin

It was effectively free and no, the house is far from made of gold... I LIVE IN ASHFORD FFS Big Grin

...and Breezer keep ya beak out or I'll be inflicting pain tomorrow >Sad

Just downloaded installed and tried that sporttrack stuff... first impressions = excellent!
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#35
"Tinc" Wrote:In addition the edge allows you to "race yourself" as the unit remembers you previous performance over a set route.  The unit tells you exactly how far in front or behind you are over the previous time.

Im doing exactly this tomorrow - calling up Nicks GPS race, and racing his as a paceman - the little cyclist geezer will be behind me goddammit!!

Its good as automatically the unit recognises if its been somewhere before and "automatically" sets you to race mode, many, many times Ive done a regular loop and when you get back to the start it bleep and says "You Win!" if I done it faster.

For navigation you get a crude black line route to follow - BUT its works well, we followed a 30+ mile ride with it before when designed on Googlemaps - was excellent.

The closest unit you can get with Garmin-like features and OS maps is a SATMAP - but Ive heard poor reviews.

Also Breezer, regarding your heart rate, the garmin can be set to alert you when you reach or go out of certain HR zones, garmin has 5 zones you can set up (Ive never done it) but its a good feature.
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#36
"Breezer" Wrote:Yes he does pretty much then moans that he cant afford a new bike despite his GPS costing more than a new bike which would be better than his current one!

BTW even a Banshee is more than I paid for my Garmin Big Grin
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#37
"TooYoungToKnow" Wrote:have done the soft reset but havent updated the firmware ... bit obvious isnt it Big GrinBig Grin thanks for your help tincs Smile

From the Garmin Site Support:

Question:  My Edge 205/305 unit will not power on after being removed from the charging source. How can I get it to turn on?

Answer:  
Your device may have temporarily locked up due to the lack of being charged. In order to "wake up" the unit, please follow these steps:

Connect the unit to the available power source (USB/110V).
Press reset and mode for 3 seconds and then release. Once you have done this please attempt to power the device on.
Allow the unit to charge briefly (15 to 30 minutes), and it should then be ready for use.
In addition, please make sure that the device has the latest software version available. To update the software, please use the following link:

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#38
&quot;BMJBOY&quot; Wrote:For navigation you get a crude black line route to follow - BUT its works well, we followed a 30+ mile ride with it before when designed on Googlemaps - was excellent.

You are not limited to that screen.  With a bit of planning I can now use my unit as a "true" GPS device that will give me directions.
I create a route in Google maps or Google Earth & make waypoints along the route.
As an example lets say I want to ride to the end of the road turn left & then take the second right.
I'd use waypoint 01LT for the first Left Turn (see what I did there?)
Waypoint 02RT would then be the Right Turn
After downloading the route & activating it I'd use the compass screen.  As I approach a waypoint the unit beeps & tells me I'm approaching say Waypoint 02RT.  So now I know I'm approaching a Right Turn & the compass arrow is pointing to the waypoint all the while.

Proper on bike GPS navigation!  As I said earlier about 20 of us are going to follow this theory all the way from Londo to Paris in Sept.

Check out the following:

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#39
To save you time - Sporttracks does that(!).

Ive just exported Nicks Fowlmead race out of Sporttracks, to a CRS file, BUT the file was MASSIVE - over 200% of what the Garmin can handle.

Ive stripped ALL markers out and just uploaded the race data without COURSE info - so Ive got the map, but no Arrows as it where.

I find the map easy to follow if zoomed in enough/correctly.

I have 1:09 to beat......
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#40
http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/ is also quite good for route generation but it does sometimes get the course points wrong in auto routing mode. It's very good at generatige road courses so perfect for STEVE Big Grin
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