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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:43 pm 
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I have a Garmin 810.

It's heavy, the battery life after 3 years is abysmal and I don't really use maps.

What I want is a simple head unit that will talk to an Ant+ HRM strap and cadence sensor (and of course show speed and the other basics).

Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:57 pm 
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I'm a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt. Maybe not simple, but from a company that actually appears to care. They launched with a few bugs, but software updates have been frequent and very promising. I'd highly recommend it, and hopefully will never have to go back to Garmin.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:27 pm 
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Have a look at the Sigma ROX 10.0. I have a ROX 9.1 that has performed very well for me for the last 3 years. The ROX 10.0 is what I plan to get once I can afford a power meter.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:28 pm 
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Garmin 500. Still the best unit they made.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:29 pm 
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It sounds weird, but my Pioneer SGX-CA500 has grown on me. It has wifi which is a big plus, but it doesn't have glonass so the accuracy is not the best. The touch screen sucks, but after the initial setup you rarely have to use it. Simple, small, good battery life, wifi auto upload makes it a good option if you are not into garmin.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:38 pm 
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I've been using the Bryton Rider 310 with good results. Simple and really inexpensive.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:56 pm 
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jmechy wrote:
I'm a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt. Maybe not simple, but from a company that actually appears to care. They launched with a few bugs, but software updates have been frequent and very promising. I'd highly recommend it, and hopefully will never have to go back to Garmin.

Does this work with a garmin mount or is it different?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:43 pm 
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Grill wrote:
Garmin 500. Still the best unit they made.


+ 1

I've had no issues whatsoever with mine neither.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:53 pm 
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nohands wrote:
jmechy wrote:
I'm a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt. Maybe not simple, but from a company that actually appears to care. They launched with a few bugs, but software updates have been frequent and very promising. I'd highly recommend it, and hopefully will never have to go back to Garmin.

Does this work with a garmin mount or is it different?



Sorta similar. It's like the Garmin mount, but rotated 90 degrees. It looks like this: http://media.dcrainmaker.com/images/201 ... _thumb.jpg

Many newer out front mounts allow you to quarter turn the mounting part.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:51 am 
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After 3 years of use, I don't think I ever saw my Garmin 500 go below 90%.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:02 am 
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I also back the Garmin 500. You can replace the battery too. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:22 am 
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I've had a garmin 500 for like 10 rides now and I'm a huge tech guy and I think its awesome. I have not had to charge the battery yet. Plus it works with the new cadence and speed sensors from garmin which are pretty slick.

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Garmin 25?
https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/sports- ... 08489.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:32 am 
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For me, Garmin peaked with the 500 and 705.

The Elemnt is big. KWalker sent me a pic with it next to his 500 - nearly 50% larger. Sure there's more screen, but less simplicity. The Lezyne Super GPS is simple and slowly getting all the data fields required. Picks up satellite fast. Wifi upload and is small and light. It could fit what you're looking for.

Coincidentally I flicked my 810 after it again went back to Garmin. Got a 520, but would love for Garmin to either stop using customers as beta testers or or there to be a real alternative in the marketplace.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:41 am 
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Tinea Pedis wrote:
...there to be a real alternative in the marketplace.


There is, it's the PC8. It's exorbitantly expensive but it's fantastic and IMO worth every cent. It's a training device first.

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