- Garmmin Edge 820
It appears that Garmin are finally going to replace the Edge 810.Posted 3 years ago
Like my 510, the blinkin USB port is underneath, meaning that you can’t have it connected to battery or dynamo?
I previously had a Touring Plus, and whilst it was a bit pants, i kept it running for a 24 hour event by connecting to external battery from the off. i don’t see the point of a device where you can’t do this so you are limited to the battery life of about 6 -10 hours?Posted 3 years agochristhetallMember
I was hoping for something with a screen at least as big as the 800 but with all the newer features. I think the 1000 is just to big!
I’m starting to think that the screen on the 810 is too small – i find it really difficult to navigate on the fly. Not planning to upgrade anytime soon, but if I was I go for a bigger screenPosted 3 years agoscotroutesMember
Well, I use an Oregon 600 but there’s a new “connected” version of that too. They don’t work in quite the same way as the Edge models but can be configured with various Profiles suitable for a range of activities.
A good set of NIMH batteries will last 16 hrs or so in power save mode (blanking the screen) but you can always pop in another couple or run the GPS off an external pack (cable entry is on the bottom so works best if bar mounted although I have a L-shaped USB plug too).
Not right for everyone by any means, but worth considering depending on your usage.Posted 3 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
I suspect (and would bet 20p I’m right) that you would have to buy new OS maps if you want them on the 820. However I think Garmin now include OSM maps which you may find good enough
For sure. The OS maps on the SD cards are locked to the card. Having used both the OS maps (on an Etrex 25) and the Garmin OpenStreetMap based maps on the Edge Touring I think the OSM maps are better for on the bike navigation.
OS maps really need a bigger screen than the Edge or Etrex models have (look very different on the Oregons)Posted 3 years ago
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