That is a great idea using the map, especially the incident detection. That really would have been a life saver. I still don't know how on earth I clambered up the bank with these injurys, but being left down there for God knows how long didn't seem to appealing.Calnago wrote:Butcher brings up a good point. I just got a new Garmin 1030 and it's got brilliant map features for sure but one of the things that could prove very useful is a warning for upcoming sharp bends or turns ahead. Could be extremely useful for descending mountains where the turn ahead is unknown to you. It also has "incident detection" so if you were out riding alone and suddenly found yourself unconscious on the other side of a guard rail not readily visible to passing traffic etc., the Garmin automatically notifies someone (You set this up prior of course) which I think is really good. I can think of at least a couple of times where I could have benefitted from this. The other thing that's useful for riding alone (or even in a group where people might not know you very well), is a RoadID (wish I had thought of this, as it's gotta be a great business as well as a very useful service). I'm sure you're aware of it, but for not very much money you get a band with whatever you want on it (Emerg Contact, etc.). But it's also got an online service where you can place critical information (blood type, insurance, doctor, or anything else of import) in an online service only accessible by password which is etched on the back of the RoadID band. You can imagine how this could be invaluable information to the first responders should you find yourself in that situation. I think that service costs something like $10/year. Pretty cheap considering how valuable it could be if you need it. This thread reminds me I think I need to update mine.
I don't know if my 520 has the incident detection on it, if not an up grade will be made.
Will look into the RoadID band to.
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