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  • Premier Icon mattsccm
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    I suspect that my Garmin 800 is coming to the end of its life. To me 4 years for that money is p*** poor but life’s a bitch.

    The 800 is fine in many ways, mostly as it allows me to use OSM mapping, get various screens such as speed, average cadence etc  but that’s it. I suspect that I am using 10% of its cleverness but frankly I am happy with that. So I want odd mapping, the ability to hold lots of routes and basic bike functions. Rechargeable is essential, but not  not AA’s though although a removeable single battery that allows a spare to be carried.  would be wonderful. Doubt that though. Prefer touch screens.

    Not interested in complex stuff and if it needs a phone no thanks. The long wiggly wire on mine won’t reach very far and why on earth would I take a phone for a ride?

    Bet nowt is out there but I am good at missing the obvious.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Why do you think it is coming to the end of its life?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Is it failing to hold a decent charge? I had that with my 705 after a few years, bought a battery off ebay, replaced the original and it’s like new.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Garmin 130 or 25 for less. Either would do more than what you need though not touch screen.

    Premier Icon jonba
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    You have a few options.

    I ended up with the 1000 as I got it from Halfords with BC discount for £270.

    You could contact Garmin, send yours in and get a refurbished unit. I wanted  phone connectivity and some of the other features of the 1000 so didn’t take this option.

    There are cheaper versions of the flagship range – explore and touring that don’t have all the training functions

    You could try other brands but when I looked there wasn’t much. The Mio ones on Merlin were tempting.

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