|Item Weight||3.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 4.3 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||010-00555-30|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Display Size||2.2 inches|
|Display Resolution||176 x 220|
|Warranty||365 Days (Parts)/ 365 Days (Labor)|
|Battery Life||15 hours|
Garmin Edge 705 GPS-Enabled Cycling Computer (Includes Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence Sensor) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Microsd Card(Tm) Slot For Adding Map Detail & Storing Workouts, Courses & Saved Rides
- Automatically Measures Speed, Distance, Time, Calories Burned, Altitude, Climb & Descent
- Sunlight-Readable Color Display
- GPS-Enabled Cycle Computer
- Features A High-Sensitivity Receiver That Holds A Signal Under Trees & Near Tall Buildings
- GPS-Enabled Cycle Computer
- Sunlight-Readable Color Display
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As some of you may have found out, the micro sd card that comes with map detail can not be loaded on your PC which means you won't see the detail from your rides once you download them to the GTC software. Hope this saves some people money as well as miminizes the frustration.
I like to go out for rides in a random direction and then use the GPS to guide me home. I also like to plan rides carefully at home on the computer, download them to my navigation device and ride a route with turn by turn directions, not needing to ever consult a paper map during the ride. I don't download performance (speed, cadence,heart rate) data to my computer an analyze it. I just don't care about that data. I don't use the heart rate monitor. I used to use heart rate monitors but no longer am training seriously enough to care.
I also find that having a mapping GPS on my bike is entertaining. I get to watch the map as I ride and find out the names of parks and other large green areas around me.
The idea of having turn by turn navigation on my bike has long appealed to me. I bought a GPS 60 CS when it first came out, and then upgraded to the Garmin GPS 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigatorwhen it came out (but more sensitive GPS reception). To get navigation with that device, I had to buy the city navigator DVDs and plan my routes using Mapsource on my PC. The 60CSx only comes with base maps.
Mapsource is functional but primitive and rough around the edges from a user interface perspective.Read more ›
Using the 705 is very similar to the 305. It uses the same handlebar mounts, heart rate monitor and cadence sensor. The 705 is slightly larger in size and uses a `joy stick' located between the Lap and Start/Stop buttons for navigating the menus. So, those with the 305 should have no problems adjusting to the 705.
Mine came with the pre-loaded Navigator maps. Using Garmin's MapSource, you can download waypoints and routes to the 705. The 705 has an auto-routing feature to guide you from waypoint to waypoint. It has three modes to adjust your route from point to point (Car/Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Pedestrian). Using the Bicycle mode, my routes went waaay out of the way and added many unnecessary miles. Even though I told it to avoid unpaved roads, it tried to route me down several. If you miss a turn, it will re-route you back on course. It would be best to use a third party mapping software and download more precise waypoints/routes to the 705. In Car/Motorcycle mode, it looked to route fine.
The battery life is very long (about 15 hours)! I left it on overnight and woke up to it still running. My 305 had problems with turning itself off when going over bumps.Read more ›
1) There are two digital data displays - you will discover this, no doubt, some time after beginning to use the device - and you switch between them by double pushing upward the "thumb stick" (Garmin's terminology): the first push illuminates the backlight (if you have set this in setup/display). Garmin calls these "bike computer 1" and "2".
2) Altitude is NOT derived from the satellites (a possibility, when more than 3 satellites are visible to the receiver) but rather from barometric air pressure. This means that it needs to be calibrated, as air pressure changes not only with altitude, but also with weather. You do this by setting it in the "menu/save location".
If you start commonly from one spot, say your home, you need to save this location, with the known altitude. Do this for several spots around your starting point, as a difference of about 10 feet from one starting point to another is enough for the device to not recognize the spot (this is the limit of accuracy of the GPS system - for civilian use). Then, when you start your ride and press the start/stop button, the unit will recognize your location and use the altitude you have entered. This will automatically calibrate the unit for that particular ride.
This also makes the absence of a temperature sensor all the more odd - the crystal used for pressure should be `temperature compensated', as its expansion with heating will change the altitude. ?? Why Garmin decided to dispense with this is anyone's guess.
It also explains the substantial `drift' I noticed in altitude measurements - see the original review below.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this GPS for my husband, who is an avid road and mountain biker. He uses it almost daily, and is really pleased at how great it is for keeping track of his workout and... Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by Maureen Corcoran
Great product- some glichy days but nothing unusual. Use it all the time.Published on January 11, 2014 by CV
I bought this for my husband. So far he says:
*For the price you are getting an amazing set of tools that work great. Read more
I'm a mountain bike fan and enjoy riding using a GPS. I've had some other GPSs in the past but none of them have surpassed my expectations as the Garmin Edge 705 did. Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Carlos Esquivel
The 705 with options has exceeded my expectations. It's changed the way I train. Coupled with Strava and rideswithgps sites and it's a very powerful tool. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by JKW
Bought Edge 705 back in December of 2010. Great product initially, fun to use, a lot of data, great. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by PinarelloFP5
I was hit by a car in October 2010 and am currently going through physical therapy and rehabilitation. Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by John-something
I upgrade from a 305 and WAS very pleased initially. Worked fine for about 18 months, then could not connect to satellites. Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Jbeng