Garmin Edge 200 – anything else worth considering?
Seems to be the go to GPS for giving you the basics, which is all I need.
Anything else out there similarly cheap, reliable and will allow me to:
Download my rides to stuff like Strava
Upload a .gpx route I create, and then follow it and not get lost.
Do the usual stuff like how far, how slow, how long.
You suggestions please?Posted 3 years agozilog6128Subscriber
The 200 is a great device for the money although poor for MTB IMO as the data resolution is low compared to e.g. the Edge 500 or even Strava on an iPhone (which will take a data point every second). So if you are making lots of quick twists & turns it will not track these accurately – possibly causing Strava to not pick up some segments.
It is great on the road though. Followed loads of routes on it and never got lost!Posted 3 years agoHob NobMember
Having got one, i’d not bother & look for a 500, rather than the 200.
The sample rate on a 200 isn’t great so it misses lots of trails & segments in the woods, its GPS coverage under trees is patchy as well.
The 500 (and the others above) have 1 second sampling rate so generally are a lot more accurate. If I compare a route with my wife who uses a 500 mine straighlines whole sections of trail.
It’s fine on the road though.Posted 3 years agogrenMember
I’ve been using a 200 for the past 2 years and it’s not the best for Strava off road. The low sampling rate can mean some times are wildly different when you’re sure they were only a couple of seconds different. That said, I’ve never missed a trail and never lost signal and almost all my riding is in forests.
For that reason there’s a 510 in my Xmas stocking this year.Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Navigating is not great with the little Edges, especially off road at any speed.
Been using a 200 for a couple of years, and it has done the basics perfectly well. Currently playing with a mates old 500 which has a couple more options on what it can display, even without HRM or cadence sensors, and I would say would be better than a 200.
Personally I’m saving up for the Edge Touring, light years better for navigation with proper mapsPosted 3 years agoamplebrewSubscriber
I’ve been happy with my 200, the only thing which I don’t like is the lack of clock on the information display.
I know it sounds like such a small thing, but I really miss not knowing the time; especially when I’m cycling to be somewhere rather than just being out on a ride.Posted 3 years agoPaineyMember
As others have said re accuracy, my edge 200 is bloody miles out to the point where it’s been back to Garmin. If I go down a fast bridleway between fields, it often has me 100 yards away in the middle of the field.
I wouldn’t buy another and can’t recommend it for mtb use.Posted 3 years ago
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