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Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:55 pm
by njleach
pdlpsher1 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:55 pm
I went from 520 to a 830 and I’m very impressed with the 830. When it comes to navigation there’s no comparison. Battery life has been amazing too. My longest ride being four hours long and at the finish I still had 87% left. The touch screen is very responsive. I do have one issue and it’s not a deal killer. I wear an Apple Watch and hence I don’t carry my phone when riding. Upon returning home my 830 won’t automatically connect to the phone via BT unless I bring up the Garmin Connect app on the phone. Once I bring it up it the BT connection is made and the saved ride is uploaded to GC and Strava. On my 520 the BT connection is made automatically without me touching my phone. So I think this is a bug and I have reported it to Garmin.
+1 for the Edge 830. Battery life is incredible. Navigation is great, an the new ‘ClimbPro’ feature (showing remaining ascent/grade on a course or route) is also handy. I’ve not had the same issue with the head unit connecting to my phone and uploading automatically - it’s been flawless.

Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:55 pm
by Weenie

Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 pm
by AJS914
tarmackev wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Thanks for all the advice and info everyone, very useful.
I’ve ended up getting the Bryton Rider 410. £75 new from a very highly rated Taiwan eBay seller.
Same seller has the edge 530 at £140.
At virtually half the price I’ve decided to go with the Bryton.
Do you have a link to the seller? Is this on ebay uk?

Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:34 am
by iankovski
AJS914 wrote:
tarmackev wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Thanks for all the advice and info everyone, very useful.
I’ve ended up getting the Bryton Rider 410. £75 new from a very highly rated Taiwan eBay seller.
Same seller has the edge 530 at £140.
At virtually half the price I’ve decided to go with the Bryton.
Do you have a link to the seller? Is this on ebay uk?
+1! Very interesting


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Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:09 pm
by tarmackev
iankovski wrote:
AJS914 wrote:
tarmackev wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Thanks for all the advice and info everyone, very useful.
I’ve ended up getting the Bryton Rider 410. £75 new from a very highly rated Taiwan eBay seller.
Same seller has the edge 530 at £140.
At virtually half the price I’ve decided to go with the Bryton.
Do you have a link to the seller? Is this on ebay uk?
+1! Very interesting

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2579899143


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Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:10 pm
by tarmackev
The seller
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2579899143


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Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:17 pm
by AJS914
Thanks. I see the Brytons but still can't find a Garmin 530 at that price from that seller or any other seller. I don't even seen completed sales at 140 pounds. Maybe you were looking at something else and thought it was the 530?

Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 am
by jlok
AJS914 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Can you buy international Garmins from Asia and have them work in US/Europe? Way back when I was buying my 510 I think that you didn't get the right maps if you bought a unit from Asia and there was zero warranty.
Get OSM maps on Garmin!
http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

Or you can actually create your own maps from OSM source using splitter.jar and mkgmap.jar.

Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:21 pm
by NJCyclist
The 820 is available for some very good prices today given Amazon's Prime Day.

Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:50 am
by jlok
Try your best to avoid 820. The touch screen is not responsive.

Re: Edge 520 Alternatives

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:06 pm
by tarmackev
Paid £75 for the Bryton 410 from Taiwan, hit with £26 import tax = £101.
Could have bought it from the UK for £95 next day delivery with full UK warranty... Lesson learned.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bryton-Rider-4 ... rts&sr=1-1