Garmin 840?

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kytyree
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by kytyree

I don't want Garmin to do that because Wahoo does it, I want them to do it because it works way better than what they've been doing.

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by cula_ru

I have a Garmin edge 500 with 11 years, going to 12, still running fine to this day. It would be nice to have the 540 or 840 iteration, with faster processor, better screen. Maybe just in 2022 or 2023?
Hurry up Garmin! Release that thing with better screen and cpu.

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by Cemicar

I've been waiting for a true successor of Edge500 (in other word, Edge 140) for a while. Apple and Garmin seem to only care about how to sell their devices with needless features at a high price, rather than releasing 'simple enough' stuff.

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by TribesMan

What exactly is wrong with Edge 130 for it not to qualify as a true successor to Edge 500?

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by ch00bzs

Cemicar wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:58 am
I've been waiting for a true successor of Edge500 (in other word, Edge 140) for a while. Apple and Garmin seem to only care about how to sell their devices with needless features at a high price, rather than releasing 'simple enough' stuff.
I think garmin is more like android, meanwhile wahoo is more like apple

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by Maddie


ch00bzs wrote:
Cemicar wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:58 am
I've been waiting for a true successor of Edge500 (in other word, Edge 140) for a while. Apple and Garmin seem to only care about how to sell their devices with needless features at a high price, rather than releasing 'simple enough' stuff.
I think garmin is more like android, meanwhile wahoo is more like apple
I think both Garmin and Wahoo are more like Atari and no cycling computer is nowhere near Android/Apple.

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by HansZuDemFranz

Maddie wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:48 am
ch00bzs wrote:
Cemicar wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:58 am
I've been waiting for a true successor of Edge500 (in other word, Edge 140) for a while. Apple and Garmin seem to only care about how to sell their devices with needless features at a high price, rather than releasing 'simple enough' stuff.
I think garmin is more like android, meanwhile wahoo is more like apple
I think both Garmin and Wahoo are more like Atari and no cycling computer is nowhere near Android/Apple.
That seems about right... One could argue, that Hammerhead tries to be a bit like Apple/Android (literally). All in all the state of cycling conputers is absolutely terrible when compared to smartphones, smartwatches or other categories. Just think about the fact, that you can get a mid-level smartphone (iPhone SE or OnePlus Nord) for the price of the Wahoo Roam. And I get, that the economies of scale make the smartphones cheaper, but the technological gap bewteen those is still mindboggling.

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by jlok

TribesMan wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:34 am
What exactly is wrong with Edge 130 for it not to qualify as a true successor to Edge 500?
Battery life, probably.
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by AJS914

I hated my 510. I love my 530. I kind of wish I got the 830 because I liked the touch screen but I have seen gotten used to the buttons. I wouldn't hesitate to get a 530 or 830 today over waiting for a 540/840. You never know when a new Garmin will be a lemon.

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by bobones

Really happy with my 830, but the 820 I had before it was hopelessly underpowered. OK, the initial setup on the device may be clunky, but you only do that once, and then it's easy to change data fields on the move (at least with a touch screen it is). Wahoo doesn't have API like ConnectIQ to allow intergration with Xert, and the Hammerhead 2 is lacking in some basic functionality that I need. I don't see me changing from the 830 any time soon as it does everything I want and does it well. I recently completed an 145 mile / 8 hour ride with backlight, turn assisted navigation, Varia radar, PM, HRM, AXS all on/connected, and it never missed a beat with battery life to spare. The touchscreen also works great in the wet as long as you don't stick a screen protector on top.

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