- Garmin Edge 205
Depends on how many trees etc. you ride under. I have a 205 and use it in the Malvern hills area and it will miss out chunks of track (can see it on the down loaded log)- anything up to 1 mile in 10 against a calibrated conventional wheel sensor driven computer. Has other features though which does make it of some use but not my best purchase to be honest.Posted 9 years agophiiiiilSubscriber
If mine broke I’d buy another straight away. ‘Tis true that it won’t give you an OS grid ref, but to be honest I’ve never missed the ability since I stopped using an older eTrex previously.
Mine works fine everywhere but city centres surrounded by tall buildings; I’ve never had a problem with signal loss or poor accuracy (including over a thousand miles around the Malverns too).
For recording rides, using as a souped-up bike computer and following courses made on computer it’s great. I love the fact that it unobtrusively sits on the stem; are there any GPS units smaller than the 205 and 305?
Since I got mine 3 years ago I think I’ve broken 3 mounts; one while carrying the bike on a car rack and two in crashes. They don’t cost much and are easy to replace, so I’m not fussed. I’d rather the mount broke than the GPS.Posted 9 years agoebygommMember
Never had a problem with the 205 losing signal, even in quite heavily forested areas. Heaps better than an older garmin GPS we had in that respect.
The grid ref thing isn’t a problem for me because generally have an OS map printed off from memory map which allows you to overlay lat/lon grid lines so a lat/lon reference is enough.
Generally use it for tracking routes rather than navigation, but been fine to follow a route the few times we’ve uploaded crs tracks to it.Posted 9 years agoandywhitMember
My 205 is great as keeping signal also, perhaps jimw has a faulty one ?
Joe – Tracklogs s/w works with the 205 no probs.
Also, SportTracks (ride logging s/w) works out of the box with the 205 so I can just upload the ride details into an electronic logbook complete with the route.
http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/ (free too!)Posted 9 years ago
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