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Tighten the strap and don't wear loose tops.
About to pull the pin on one fro HTA (yeah Rob was very quick with getitng back to me). Going to go with the bundle with 2x cadence sensors,TOPO maps & HRM. My only concern is I can not see myself ever mountain biking so wondering if I am better swapping over to the City Navigator option (Rob has said this is an option at the moment as he has stock) or staying with the Topological maps?
Really want the street maps as my distances have increased, my affinitiy with getting lost has quintupled. Plus I thought it would be handy for servos, shopping centre, etc if I get into the back of beyond and hit the wall, and need food/water. If I can get the same info out of the topo maps I will just go with them, could see they might be handy as the other half likes to go bush walking in the back of the hill, plus I may one day get into MTBing (slim chance but possible).
Advice from people with the different maps would be appreciated.
Peice of cake......
Load both street and topo and just uncheck the one you want.......
I think i read you can overlay two but haven't tried it.
If it's a cost thing there's a link somewhere to some open source maps if I can dig it up...anyone? The paid for maps would probably be better for landmarks and such.
I've been trying to upload a ride on and off all day and it finally worked about an hour ago (10pm-ish east coast time).
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Try wearing it upside down. I've accidentally been doing that and never had a problem with the strap. I also put it on 15mins or so before the ride.
I have had a few issues with the premium strap ... at best inconsistent connection to the receiver. I replaced the battery in the transmitter without improvement. Decided to try it out with the Polar strap based on a suggestion at DC Rainmaker and also tried it with my Adidas MiCoach strap. It works best with the MiCoach strap.
Anyway I contacted the team at Highly Tuned Athletes as that is where I purchased the unit from. Rob and his team have dropped in the mail to me a replacement premium strap and all I need to do is return my existing one upon receipt. Great service from Highly Tuned Athletes once again.
my 500 was doing this a little while ago. I updated the software and it was fixed. Has there been any updates for the 800 yet?
I ride several bicycles, but not at once.
How do you change the color of a route that you have chosen to display on screen?
Obviously I have gone into the route and changed the color, but it still shows up on screen in purple, which is the same color as my roads - making it very difficult to view my route overlayed on screen?
(I'm using maps from http://wiki.openstreetmap.org )
I'm contemplating buying an 800. I have no use for cadence and I'm not too fussed about seeing my exact speed minute to minute, I'm thinking I can do without the speed cadence unit, just wondered if there's anything I'm missing?
Last edited by RobertFrith on Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Without the speed/cadence unit you get second-to-second speed unless you're in a tunnel or otherwise obscured from the sky as the speed portion is a backup for the gps. I have three sensors on my three bikes, two of which have recently died. No difference on rides without the sensors other than no cadence data. No probs with speed and distance stats at all.
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Yes, as per Boognoss stated, you can get speed from the GPS signal.
You will save your self about $50 if you buy it without the speed/cadence sensor.
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Hey Rob. If I bought the basic Edge 800, will it work with the HRM and Speed/Cadense sensor off my Edge 500? I could sell the 500 head unit to help fund the 800.
Speed/Cad unit from Edge 500 will work with any Garmin cycle computer including Edge 800
Not sure about 33%, as we are not a non-for-profit organistation, but we are always happy to help out with loyal customers.
Take a look at the new Garmin Vector pedal coming in March and a new offer we have going for those that want to buy an Edge 800. I wont post a link as it may get me in strife, but just look up our website and top RHS search for 'Vector'
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