Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

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prb007
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Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby prb007 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 21:43 pm

Settled on the Edge 800 as my GPS of choice, but a bit confused wrt to mapping, ease of 'obtaining', ahem, additional maps, Ord. survey, France etc.
So don't know whether to go for...
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 65741#tab3
at £299.99 (with £20 discount) including GB 'Discover' mapping
or
http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php?xProd=3510
for £252 (including P&P)...just the basic unit.

so....do I go for the cheaper option and blag the software,
or stump up £50 more?
answers on a postcard...
If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby Dru » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:09 pm

castle bikes in Caerphilly are doing the basic for £259 if you don't want to order from overseas and get something local-ish.

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby prb007 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:19 pm

Dru wrote:castle bikes in Caerphilly are doing the basic for £259 if you don't want to order from overseas and get something local-ish.


Overseas??
Halfords is 2 miles away
and Handtec is in Peterborough!
Whatchyou talkin about, Willis?
If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
Planet X Ti Sportive for Sportives & tours
Orange Alpine 160 for Afan,Alps & dodging trees
Singlespeed Planet X Kaffenback for dodging potholes
An On-One Inbred for hard-tail shenanigans...

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby starbuck » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:26 pm

I'd say get the basic one, then go to openmtbmap.org where you can download free maps for anywhere you want. Ignore the mountain bike slant of the site if you want them for road use as they have full road mapping.

It's updated fairly frequently and best of all is 100% free. I have never needed to pay for any maps since I started using this. Routing works great as well.

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby prb007 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 22:35 pm

Starbuck...THAT'S the answer I wanted.
A mate of mine runs a bike shop in Austria,
so hoping to get it for close to 200 quid ;)
He's back in God's country at Xmas and we
are organising a big group ride at Afan, so
Will pick it up from him , then.
Cheers for the info, you're a gem...
If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
Planet X Ti Sportive for Sportives & tours
Orange Alpine 160 for Afan,Alps & dodging trees
Singlespeed Planet X Kaffenback for dodging potholes
An On-One Inbred for hard-tail shenanigans...

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby maringirl » Thu Nov 15, 2012 23:12 pm

I bought the 800 bundle with the UK OS 1:50K maps and it is excellent. Went to Spain for cycling hols in September and just bought a City Navigator card for £30 or so to use and that was spot on as well. :D

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby prb007 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 19:37 pm

Maringirl - thanks for the endorsement....had settled on the 800, anyway, just wanted to know whether it was worth forking out for maps or not - apparently not!
Mate in Austria has let me down, BUT, checked eBay, made this seller an offer (£223) and he went for it!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... OC:GB:1123

Sorted:)
If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
Planet X Ti Sportive for Sportives & tours
Orange Alpine 160 for Afan,Alps & dodging trees
Singlespeed Planet X Kaffenback for dodging potholes
An On-One Inbred for hard-tail shenanigans...

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby prb007 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 16:00 pm

aaargh....Fleabay strikes again; ad stated black and white model; seller sent me black and BLUE!
The three bikes it'll end up on haven't got a speck of blue on them, so it's going back to be exchanged!
Can't have mis-matched kit :oops:
If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
Planet X Ti Sportive for Sportives & tours
Orange Alpine 160 for Afan,Alps & dodging trees
Singlespeed Planet X Kaffenback for dodging potholes
An On-One Inbred for hard-tail shenanigans...

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby prb007 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 16:24 pm

starbuck wrote:I'd say get the basic one, then go to openmtbmap.org where you can download free maps for anywhere you want. Ignore the mountain bike slant of the site if you want them for road use as they have full road mapping.

It's updated fairly frequently and best of all is 100% free. I have never needed to pay for any maps since I started using this. Routing works great as well.


Starbuck; I visited the openmtbmap.org website and downloaded both the UK and France maps; cheers again for the info...
If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
Planet X Ti Sportive for Sportives & tours
Orange Alpine 160 for Afan,Alps & dodging trees
Singlespeed Planet X Kaffenback for dodging potholes
An On-One Inbred for hard-tail shenanigans...

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby pkripper » Thu Nov 22, 2012 16:26 pm

Get the silicone cover - for another 8 quid it adds a bit of drop protection and it doesnt matter what colour it is underneath

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby bernithebiker » Thu Nov 22, 2012 18:23 pm

prb007 wrote:aaargh....Fleabay strikes again; ad stated black and white model; seller sent me black and BLUE!
The three bikes it'll end up on haven't got a speck of blue on them, so it's going back to be exchanged!
Can't have mis-matched kit :oops:


Wow, that's dedication for you.

I have a blue and silver Edge 500, which clashes with my SL4's black , white and red, but the blue is all of 1cm2 I would say, so I think I can let it go.......!!
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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby prb007 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 23:31 pm

bernithebiker wrote:
prb007 wrote:aaargh....Fleabay strikes again; ad stated black and white model; seller sent me black and BLUE!
The three bikes it'll end up on haven't got a speck of blue on them, so it's going back to be exchanged!
Can't have mis-matched kit :oops:


Wow, that's dedication for you.

I have a blue and silver Edge 500, which clashes with my SL4's black , white and red, but the blue is all of 1cm2 I would say, so I think I can let it go.......!!


It would eat away at me like woodworm :x
Ti bike is silver and white
Full suss is white
Hardtail is white and red
NO blue anywhere!
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If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
Planet X Ti Sportive for Sportives & tours
Orange Alpine 160 for Afan,Alps & dodging trees
Singlespeed Planet X Kaffenback for dodging potholes
An On-One Inbred for hard-tail shenanigans...

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 dilemma...

Postby brettjmcc » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:14 am

prb007 wrote:Settled on the Edge 800 as my GPS of choice, but a bit confused wrt to mapping, ease of 'obtaining', ahem, additional maps, Ord. survey, France etc.
So don't know whether to go for...
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 65741#tab3
at £299.99 (with £20 discount) including GB 'Discover' mapping
or
http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php?xProd=3510
for £252 (including P&P)...just the basic unit.

so....do I go for the cheaper option and blag the software,
or stump up £50 more?
answers on a postcard...


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