Garmin Edge 820 ?

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Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Leethal » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:50 am

Finally, seems like the Garmin Edge 820 is due for release: https://vimeo.com/173957495

I have an aging Garmin 800, so have been waiting for the Edge 820 to weigh up against the Wahoo Elemnt. Most important to me is decent mapping/navigation as I like to ride new terrain often.

Although seems main selling point for both units is connecting with others during rides, which isn't really my thing. I'm sure a lot of us ride to disconnect from the world! 8)
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby li2099 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:29 pm

Nice.
Looks like a great balance between size and functionality.

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby beanbiken » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:15 pm

Leethal wrote:I'm sure a lot of us ride to disconnect from the world! 8)


Amen........

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby nezumi » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:32 pm

On one hand, I really like this, as I join a few group rides midway at present, and this would allow me to know if I am waiting in vain or just early.

On the other hand, it looks like you need to have bluetooth on and running the whole time, which is a major batter drain, not to mention the data load on Garmin Connect.
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:25 am

nezumi wrote:....
On the other hand, it looks like you need to have bluetooth on and running the whole time, which is a major batter drain, not to mention the data load on Garmin Connect.


Not an issue with my Edge 520 that I have noted.

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Leethal » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:59 am

It appears all videos of the Garmin 820 (youtube/vimeo etc) have been removed from the web. Hope all those interested saw it yesterday.
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby bomber » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:10 pm

The 810 also seems to have been removed from the Garmin AU site so release seems imminent..
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby nezumi » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:01 pm

MichaelB wrote:
nezumi wrote:....
On the other hand, it looks like you need to have bluetooth on and running the whole time, which is a major batter drain, not to mention the data load on Garmin Connect.


Not an issue with my Edge 520 that I have noted.


More of an issue on the phone! :D :lol:
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:08 pm

Leethal wrote:It appears all videos of the Garmin 820 (youtube/vimeo etc) have been removed from the web. Hope all those interested saw it yesterday.


Saw one of them briefly. My old 800 is fortunately still working okay, but the power button is dodgy. As long as it keeps going, I'll be happy to avoid upgrading. Maybe I can find an 810 cheap...

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Leethal » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:04 pm

US$399 Edge 820 and US$499 for bundle (no AU$ pricing as yet), and reviews are up already:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/07/garmin-edge-820.html

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... now-47561/
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Leethal » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:01 am

Garmin US: Edge 820 = US$399 and Edge bundle = US$499
Garmin AU: Edge 820 = AU$650 and Edge bundle = AU$799
USD to AUD is only 1.3x, do Aussie distributors have to be so greedy! :?
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby RonK » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:53 am

Leethal wrote:...have been waiting for the Edge 820 to weigh up against the Wahoo Elemnt. Most important to me is decent mapping/navigation as I like to ride new terrain often.

There is nothing to weigh up - the Wahoo Elemnt does not offer mapping/navigation.
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby RonK » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:55 am

Leethal wrote:Garmin US: Edge 820 = US$399 and Edge bundle = US$499
Garmin AU: Edge 820 = AU$650 and Edge bundle = AU$799
USD to AUD is only 1.3x, do Aussie distributors have to be so greedy! :?

Caution - I suspect those prices only include the basemap.
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Leethal » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:00 am

RonK wrote:
Leethal wrote:...have been waiting for the Edge 820 to weigh up against the Wahoo Elemnt. Most important to me is decent mapping/navigation as I like to ride new terrain often.

There is nothing to weigh up - the Wahoo Elemnt does not offer mapping/navigation.

Not quite to Garmin level, but it's getting there: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/06/turn ... lemnt.html

RonK wrote:
Leethal wrote:Garmin US: Edge 820 = US$399 and Edge bundle = US$499
Garmin AU: Edge 820 = AU$650 and Edge bundle = AU$799
USD to AUD is only 1.3x, do Aussie distributors have to be so greedy! :?

Caution - I suspect those prices only include the basemap.

OpenStreet maps etc, and I prefer the colour scheme for navigation (on my Edge 800) to the Garmin maps:
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/down ... 00810.html
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby li2099 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:20 pm

It also seems strange the 820 is also selling for more than the price of the 1000 :?

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Ross » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:52 pm

Garmin Edge 820 Bundle with Cadence and HRM $759 at Cecil Walker
http://www.cecilwalker.com.au/products/ ... d-HRM.html

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Xplora » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:59 pm

I'm in the market and I would get an element for that kind of cash. Just to be different. It's brutally exxy, and while the live tracking options are getting better, I don't know anyone using it. At all.

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Leethal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:07 am

Xplora wrote:I'm in the market and I would get an element for that kind of cash. Just to be different. It's brutally exxy, and while the live tracking options are getting better, I don't know anyone using it. At all.

Yeah, both Elemnt and Edge 820 are expensive, but no moreso than anything else cycling related I guess. I'm not wrapped with screen contrast of my Edge 800 during day, and I use maps/navigation a lot, although the unit has only ever dropped one ride over the many years I've owned it. I'm a bit worried the the screen size of the edge 820 might be a touch small for navigation without seeing one first.

The Element seems interesting, albeit large/ugly, and software/device connections are a not complete as yet. I was hoping to buy a new cycle computer prior to heading to Europe in August (I'd want to test for a least a week), but think I'll have to wait until I return to see where prices stabilize and bugs for both are ironed out...
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby RonK » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:24 am

Edge 820 bundle is now in stock at Pushys. Ships for free at the moment too.
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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby TrevC » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:58 am

I'm really liking the look of the 820, but it feels like Wahoo is shaking things up a bit more with a nicer user interface (purely IMO) than what Garmin typically does. The Garmin unit feels like a slight evolution of the same old thing.

Any of you guys tried the Elemnt in person? Display seems easier to read in sunlight too.

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby li2099 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:38 am

RonK wrote:Edge 820 bundle is now in stock at Pushys. Ships for free at the moment too.

Don't forget $10 off code if you don't check out and have your item in your cart.
They'll email you and sweeten the deal :wink:

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby Rex » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:20 pm

Has anyone got one of these yet?

Keen to test out the Workout functionality for me? :)

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby hez » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:27 pm

I've received today my new Garmin Edge 820!

I bought it in Ribblecycles, they had a voucher of 50$ if you spend more than 500$ and it was 514$, so it was 464$ and free shipping.
It comes with the handlebar mount/support and two mounts with elastic bands.

I'm trying to download the maps like : http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/down ... 00810.html
should i copy them directly to the garmin folder with the gmapsupp.img ?
should i use the basecamp application?

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Re: Garmin Edge 820 ?

Postby biker jk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:03 pm

hez wrote:I've received today my new Garmin Edge 820!

I bought it in Ribblecycles, they had a voucher of 50$ if you spend more than 500$ and it was 514$, so it was 464$ and free shipping.
It comes with the handlebar mount/support and two mounts with elastic bands.

I'm trying to download the maps like : http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/down ... 00810.html
should i copy them directly to the garmin folder with the gmapsupp.img ?
should i use the basecamp application?


I would copy the gmapsupp.img file to the Garmin folder. That's what I do with my Edge 800. You'll have to select this map to be the default as well, I would presume.

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