Garmin Edge 500 Price
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Garmin Edge 500 Black GPS Cycle Computer | GPS Cycle Computers (010-00829-06)
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Garmin Edge 500 Review
The Garmin Edge 500 is a lightweight GPS-based cycling computer for performance-driven cyclists. The sports equipment provides cyclists with a variety of trip information, such as distance traveled, current location and speed. It is compact and has a clean, no-wires installation.
Garmin Edge 500 has a customizable, multi-mode display, accommodates an optional heart rate monitor and cadence/speed sensor, and is compatible with third-party power meters. Its sturdy, waterproof construction, and tough its handlebar / stem mount make it suitable for road or mountain biking and easily transferable between bikes.
The difference between the 500 and the 705/605 models; the 500 does not have color mapping or GPS navigation. To use the Garmin Edge 500, simply mount it onto the bike's handlebars. It comes with all the equipment needed to mount onto any bike. Once the mount is installed, the Garmin Edge 500 can be inserted and removed at any time. The overall construction of the Garmin Edge 500 seems pretty good. The unit seems well sealed, it has a large screen and a nice backlight. The mount is simple and awesome. Like the other models in the Garmin sports & fitness line, the Edge 500 has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery life is 18 hours. Also in keeping with other Garmins, the Edge 500 may be connected to a PC with its included USB cable, and detailed data may be stored and displayed on the free Garmin Connect.
The Garmin Edge 500 has many functions, all of which may be customized in the multiple display modes, depending on your preferences. It records more data than you know what to do with. It has support for external heart monitor and cadence sensor. You can read the specs to see all the stuff it records. Not only that, you may set up three display pages with different configurations that you may easily cycle through while you ride. It's a very impressive and huge set of display options. You may also select between one and eight data fields to display per screen, with the font sizes and display segments automatically adjusting to fit. Using the Garmin Edge 500 on the ride is easy enough. Turn it on, it boots up in a few seconds and has your satellites locked shortly thereafter. Usually less than 10 seconds. Being GPS based you don't need to program in wheel size or mess with sensors. Its easy to transfer from bike to bike and can hold 3 bike profiles.
There are a few complaints with the unit; it does not have a very friendly interface, the buttons are hard to push, there is no indicator telling you if you are going below or above average, the associated software is lacking, and it takes time to learn and figure out the quirks. Still, the Garmin Edge 500 is an excellent device that takes the concept of a bike computer to a new level. It provides all sorts of information before and after the ride that you can find useful. Highly recommended.
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- The Garmin Edge 500 is manufactured by Garmin and was added in December 2014 in the GPS Outdoor section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Garmin Edge 500 in Australia is $220.44 at Wiggle
- In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
- You can find this product at Wiggle