- Garmin 520….should I go Plus?
Been looking at the 520’s but not sure if it’s worth going to the Plus for offroad. Yes it has maps but I’m assuming they won’t benefit me as I usually use breadcrumb trails. Is it worth paying extra for the Plus because I’m guessing they aren’t even OS maps.
Not interested in the training/sensor options basically after a unit that will be fine for following long distance trips.
And to make matters worse the Edge 130 is getting good write ups!
I’m long sighted so it needs to be clear and the 130 has increased pixels.
Anyone using any these?Posted 9 months agodownhillfastMember
I’ve got the “normal” 520, I downloaded Openstreet Maps (check the DC Rainmaker site) as tbh the installed Garmin maps were crap. It’s OK for following routes, and has the Strava Routes and Trail forks apps on it, which is handy.
I think there are maybe better options out there now though…Posted 9 months agoBezSubscriber
They both basically use the same maps and will do off road routing provided the trails are on the map (most are, but obviously not all).
The Explore has a better screen, the touch works well, it has wireless and IQ Connect, and a much faster processor. But you can get the Touring (or 800) secondhand for about half the price of an Explore.Posted 9 months ago
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