Garmin Edge 800 GPS-Enabled Cycling Computer (Includes Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence Sensor)
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- 160 X 240 Pixels
- Garmin Connect Online Community For Analyzing, Categorizing and Sharing Data
- Virtual Partner
- Virtual Racer
- Auto Pause
- High-sensitivity receiver
- Advanced heart rate-based calorie computation
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- Size (LWH): 3.7 inches, 1 inches, 2 inches
- Weight: 3.52 ounces
Make the most of every ride with Edge 800 - the first touchscreen GPS bike computer. Providing navigation and performance monitoring, Edge 800 is ideal for touring, commuting, competitive cycling and mountain biking. It has a built-in basemap and tracks your distance, speed, location and ascent/descent. Use it with an ANT+ heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor or compatible power meter for a finely tuned analysis of your ride.
Make the most of every ride with Edge 800--the first touchscreen GPS bike computer. Providing navigation and performance monitoring, Edge 800 is ideal for touring, commuting, competitive cycling and mountain biking. It has a built-in basemap and tracks your distance, speed, location and ascent/descent. Use it the included heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor for a finely tuned analysis of your ride.
The first touchscreen GPS bike computer.
Built-in basemap that shows major roads and cities.
Provides turn-by-turn navigation prompts on screen.
See how you measure up to the Virtual Partner.
This version of the Edge 800 is decorated in blue trim, and includes a premium heart rate monitor and a speed/cadence sensor, enabling you to gather more training data for analysis or sharing. To expand upon the basemap, it also includes a microSD card preloaded with City Navigator for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico street maps.
The Edge 800 is also available on its own, with white trim.
At Your Fingertips
We designed this display to be rugged enough to stand up to the elements, yet sensitive enough to respond to the tap of your gloved hand. Switch training pages or pan and zoom the map with just a tap. The bright, sunlight-readable color display is easy to view in all lighting conditions. Just don't let its good looks fool you--Edge 800 is waterproof to IPX7 standards and can withstand hard knocks and scrapes it might endure in mountain biking environments.
The aerodynamic Edge 800 has a carbon fiber look with either blue or white accents and attaches to the stem or handlebar of your bike with the low-profile mount. A quarter-turn mount design holds unit securely and lets you easily swap it between bikes using removable, reusable bands.
Know Where To Go
Whether your bike is a means of transportation or escape, having maps at your fingertips makes every journey easier and more fun. Edge 800 comes with a built-in basemap that shows major roads and cities, plus it's compatible with our microSD cards packed with either street or topo maps. Select a destination and Edge 800 provides turn-by-turn navigation prompts on screen.
Edge 800 can also guide you along routes recorded by other cyclists. Explore our Garmin Connect site and choose from millions of rides uploaded by other users. Any activities you upload to your Edge 800 are stored as courses. You can follow the course with navigation prompts or, for a little competition, race it and try to beat previously set goals. You can also use Garmin's free BaseCamp software or other applications to create a route, view elevation changes and other data, and then upload to Edge.
Edge 800 records your every move with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that stays locked on, even under tree cover. The receiver features HotFix satellite prediction to calculate your position faster, plus it has automatic time zone adjustment.
Data, Any Way You Want It
Edge 800 tracks a bunch of data from your ride and lets you customize up to three training pages so you can see as much or as little data as you want. The barometric altimeter provides extra-precise climb and descent data and records temperature changes.
If you're a performance cyclist, you can pair Edge 800 with a third-party ANT+ enabled power meter to display your power output in watts as you ride. This valuable data shows you how hard you're working, regardless of conditions affecting your ride, so you can train smarter. Some versions of Edge 800 also come with a speed/cadence sensor and heart rate monitor.
Need a little motivation to push your performance? See how you measure up to the Virtual Partner--a digital depiction of your goal speed vs. your speed in real-time. Other training features include detailed workout planning, Auto Pause, Auto Lap and Courses, which helps you compare successive rides over the same route.
Analyze Your Ride
You logged the miles, now it's time to review, replay and share your ride. Just upload your data to Garmin Connect, our website for free data analysis and sharing. You can upload from your PC or Mac using the included USB cable. At Garmin Connect, you can see the route you traveled on a map, view a summary of your ride, create goals, share it with others and much more.
Edge 800 (Blue Trim); Premium Heart Rate Monitor; Speed/Cadence Sensor; Data Card Preloaded With City Navigator for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Street Maps; Bike Mount; AC Charger; USB Cable; Quick Start Manual
Top Customer Reviews
At first I was a little hesitant about the touchscreen having been so used to my iphone. Is it sensitive? Can I use it with gloves on? I will say for a fact that the touchscreen changes your entire interaction with the device. It does work with gloves- and surprisingly well at that. Have you ever tried to enter data into the 705 using the little thumbstick? Hunt, click, hunt, click. It's a frustrating experience. With the touchscreen it's a snap. Tap, tap, tap. Done. Don't expect iPhone/Android phone screen quality- if you did, you'd be paying a couple hundred more for it (and probably wouldn't be able to use gloves with it)
Benefits over the iphone: screen works with gloves on. Don't need to worry about it getting wet. If I drop it, I don't need to worry about it as much. I still have navigational capability and maps if I'm out of cell range (happens a lot if I'm in the Cascades or the Oregon coastal range).
Another bonus over the 705- the sheer number of screens and discrete informational elements. 3 data screens with a possible 10 fields per each. Plus more available data fields on the map, courses and workout pages. A bike geek's dream. If you want to change one of the data fields- for example, instead of power, you figure you need to see 3 second power, you hold your finger on the field and poof, you can select the field you'd like to change it to. Changing all the fields on the 800 is a much easier process too, and if you don't want a screen, you can turn it off. (most of them at least)
Another big improvement- writing speed compared to the 705. I plug the 705 in and if I have a lot of activities, it takes forever to mount- if you have the 705, you know what I mean- that stinking green bar. The 800 mounts much quicker and the files are much smaller as .fit.
Compared to the 500- it's a completely different unit made for different purposes. The 500 I use in race situations for data collection and I only have a few data fields shown. Distance, power, heart rate and time. I rarely look at it but it's nice to be able to know why I am about to blow at certain points. The 800 on the other hand is great for training- the ability to change fields on the fly, the maps are quite handy to see where roads go and having the navigational ability is handy too. 500 takes more steps to change fields too so I rarely like to change them. Other fields that are available on the 800 but not on the 705, temperature (is at freezing- kinda important to know), watts/kg.
There's still some elements that need to be improved but given Garmin's track record for providing excellent updates, those should be fixed. For example- during workouts, using instantaneous power for narrow band workouts is not the best. If you're trying to work at threshold, instantaneous power tends to bounce around, and it really should have 3 second power as the basis. Otherwise the outside of zone alarm keeps on going off. The other piece I wish for is the ability to custom tailor fields to each bike. (So I choose my cross bike, it shows the appropriate screens since I don't have a power unit on that).
The other improvement over the 705 is the mounting system. It has the twist lock like the 500 instead of the 705 mount with the flimsy push down flap that breaks.
My summary? I for one love the 800- and the linchpin is the touchscreen. It makes the unit much easier to work with over past units. I was a little jaded and didn't expect much from touchscreen but now that I've used it, it has made a world of difference. I would say this is a large step improvement, not incremental.
How would I compare these?
705- 2nd generation, good evolution from 305, data entry a chore, good navigation capabilities, limited screens
500- minimalist, lightweight- great for those who don't need to navigate but want enough info to train with.
800- 3rd generation, UI greatly improved, data entry a breeze, plenty of information available, flexible with potential for more improvements
Is it worth it? Yeah, in my opinion it is. For the amount of time I spend on the road, absolutely.
I purchased the 800 bundle rather than the 810 as I didn't need the social integration features. It arrived at 8:30PM UPS the night before my first century. I got it charged and loaded with my route and on my bike in 2 hours. For the century, the unit performed perfect. Turn by turn, heart rate, cadence, etc. all outstanding. This is for someone who was riding their very first century and very first bike GPS unit. I was then able to seamlessly upload my data to both the Garmin connect website and MapMyRide website. Each read the device flawlessly. The build quality, rubber backing, size, interface GUI, etc. all excellent. I ended up getting the newer "k-edge alloy mount" to replace the cheaper plastic one included.
Regarding navigation, I have over 1000 miles on the unit now. Sometimes, when loading a GPX file (into the"New Files" folder), the unit can sometimes forget to give you turn by turn directions. This can happen even if you follow well known advice to explicitly turn on turn by turn directions by clicking the wrench icon and choose turn by turn = on. Regardless, the unit sometimes gets confused and doesn't give turn by turn. Others I have ridden with have seen the same neurotic behavior.
Also sometimes it just won't give you the turn beep announcement either. Then other times its just spot on perfect. For example, if there is a fork in the road and your staying on that current road, it sometimes won't even tell you which direction to bear (like say a Tom Tom or Nuvi does for a car, telling you to stay right for example). So you gotta pay attention. One can't ride blind. I also observed when riding in heavily wooded areas, that it simply wasn't fast enough to calculate next turn. It seemed liek me and others were going too fast and it couldn't keep up with the frequent turn calculations. Who knows.
One feature that works very well is that If your near a course or start a course in a different location, the GPS tracking picks up the course, alerts you, and start the turn by turn which is very nice.
Those points being said, overall I am extremely satisfied. It has saved my butt several times and I won't go anywhere without it. I love it. Its fun to use, and I really enjoy watching the heart rate, etc. If it had a few tweaks to the navigation logic, it would be perfect 5 stars. Don't hesitate, get it!