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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:53 am 
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You use Garmin Training Centre to create workouts

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:45 am 
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Is there any way to set the power zones on the 500 without doing so through the software that came with the unit?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:15 am 
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...and how does one change the max HR? I've been through the menus, but obviously missed it. Ugh.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:54 am 
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From memory, via Garmin Connect (connect 500 first), go to "settings" (top right hand corner) and "Training Zones"
one thing though, i could nt lower MaxHR without first lowering all the previous ones first
you then click Save and "send to device"


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:57 pm 
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GTC says there is only one road in my city, which is the major highway that passes by. It doesnt have any city streets, or all the country roads that I ride on. are maps downloadable or is this software truly absolute garbage? I cant even upload the routes from my 500 as they are 'incompatible'!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:03 pm 
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rg try using http://connect.garmin.com, I think that is what you want to see in way of maps.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:38 am 
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That's what I'm doing now :thumbup:

I guess all GTC is good for is creating workouts


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:55 am 
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jasjas wrote:
From memory, via Garmin Connect (connect 500 first), go to "settings" (top right hand corner) and "Training Zones"
one thing though, i could nt lower MaxHR without first lowering all the previous ones first
you then click Save and "send to device"



Thanks - worked like a charm.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Well I've drunken the Edge 500 koolaid. So far it works pretty awesome anally nicely with my Macbook Pro. I was able to adjust my zones but just went in and edited them in the Training Center and then upon syncing it was loaded into the Edge.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:52 am 
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For those of you who have used Garmin Edge 500 and Powertap cpu unit,

What does the Garmin has that the PT unit doesn't have? altitude?
What does the PT unit have the Garmin doesn't have?
thanks all


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:46 am 
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Forgive me is this has been addressed before, couldn't find it though.

I can view activities on the unit and in Garmin Connect but when attaching .fit files to an e mail the files are either not showing up or are very small/no data (eg 9KB file attaches for a two hour ride).

Any thoughts?

Thanks very much.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:32 pm 
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hello...

Is there a way for the garmin to calculate "normalized power"?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:40 pm 
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I have a 305 with cadence and hr now and am getting a 500. If I want the HR, can I use my 305 strap? Are the head units the same for the 500 (with or with out HR) ?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:32 pm 
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Yes, yes.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:26 pm 
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I really like to buy this device but primarily I will use it for heart rate/ speed instead of gps. Does the garmin edge 500 record beat to beat heart rate data (R-R). And: does firstbeat athlete analyses the heart rate for EPOC/ TE calculation?


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