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 Post subject: Garmin 705 replacement?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:24 pm 
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It's been going a good few years now, anyone got any news on a potential replacement/upgrade in 2010?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:42 pm 
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Starting tomorrow (January 7-10) Garmin has a booth at one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows 2010 International CES Exhibit in Las Vegas.
http://myces.bdmetrics.com/CDT-6277726/ ... tails.aspx
Traditionally a lot of exhibitors introduce many of their new electronic gadgets at CES.
So try to keep an eye at Garmin's website and gadget/GPS news sites the following week to see if a 705 repacement is among the news.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:32 pm 
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I’m still using the 305, but I’d upgrade if a new unit ran from AA batteries, or had a replaceable rechargeable battery.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Thanks for the CES tip "2 wheels". Having checked the CES web-spy's it looks like Garmin aren't releasing anything new in the "Edge" range at this year's CES.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:29 pm 
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It would be interesting to be able to use memory card with capacity above 2Go

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:56 pm 
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tieno wrote:
It would be interesting to be able to use memory card with capacity above 2Go


The latest firmware allowed 4Gb and 8Gb as far as I'm aware.

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Redddraggon wrote:
tieno wrote:
It would be interesting to be able to use memory card with capacity above 2Go


The latest firmware allowed 4Gb and 8Gb as far as I'm aware.


I think that was fixed in a recent patch.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:22 am 
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Correct, you need v2.9 firmware......
Its available through the Garmin connect website.

For general assitance re software management and resolving bugs etc i have www.GPSunderground.com to be very useful.

As an aside be careful with the bar mount brackets. The insert which sets the orientation on the bracket can fail at its base allowing the unit to seperate from the bar. This is possible on normal road conditions. Mine broke after 4 months on a slight down hill at 60kmh. The unit is now substantially damaged as a result. I am followin this up with Garmin. We will see hop they respond.

All the best.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:01 am 
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Garmin have now changed the bar mount. But an easy fix is to glue the 2 sections together in the orientation you want and it will not break.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:54 am 
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crap. i just made this same thread basically. FML


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:28 am 
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AT LAST!!! It's here:

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/garmin-edge-800-first-ride-review-27494

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:25 pm 
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I hope it not a year + struggle to get decent firmware for ANT+ power devices. Its tempting to upgrade but not till the firmware is fairly solid like it is with the 705 right now


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i have just found this looks like a nice replacement for the 705.

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/g ... view-27494


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:11 pm 
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That looks really nice - I want one.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:34 pm 
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High res screen looks nice. I'll no doubt grab one to replace my 705. But, only after the first few firmware releases are out and have fixed the major bugs.

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