So does anyone have anything POSITIVE to say about the 810 over the 800 yet? Speaking to someone who owns neither currently but wants to own one? Information on all the forums seems to be changing by the second on these things.
I have an 810 and and 800. The 810:
- Definitely acquires satellites faster.
- livetrack works well and I find it useful (wife knows where I am, etc) but is a pretty specific thing which many people presumably could care less for.
- better screen layout on training pages (can fit more data on there than with the 800 because you don't have the navigation icons)
- easier to change/set up and generally more intuitive to use.
- easier to switch between bikes.
- haven't quite been able to confirm categorically, but so far it does seem to deal with wet weather a touch better than older garmins with barometric altimeters which in my experience pretty much stop working after anything more than a couple of minutes of rain.
I haven't had any problems with it crashing. Main downsides I've experienced:
- won't pair with one of my Quarqs (but does with the other) - but there is no way of telling if it is the quarq or the garmin!
- average power calculations are off, but then this presumably should be fixed in firmware upgrades
I'm definitely a fan of it, and would be happy to pay the extra as compared to the 800. Particularly over the next couple of months when presumably we'll see more firmware upgrades to iron out some of the bugs.