I asked Garmin (several years ago so maybe out of date) and they specifically advised against charging from a dynohub - except for one very expensive adapter.
If you want to charge from a dynohub it's best to go via a battery or one of the devices like an Igaroo. Garmin advise against direct dynamo to device connection. If you're just using a slave battery, start with that battery on, then if and when it drains the Garmin internal takes over automatically.As an aside question do all the garmin edge computers accept charge whilst being used? I've heard some don't. Looking at possible getting a 530 or explorer (when the go on sale next week after their hack this week (fingers crossed)), but would want one with an option to charge on the go?
Didn't plan on a dynamo, just a battery pack (Anker or similar mentioned above). Just saw something recently said some models couldn't do this in useIf you want to charge from a dynohub it's best to go via a battery or one of the devices like an Igaroo. Garmin advise against direct dynamo to device connection. If you're just using a slave battery, start with that battery on, then if and when it drains the Garmin internal takes over automatically.
Whats smart messaging btw? Have seen that mentioned in a few places?Edge Explore has a much shorter battery life than 530/830. (claimed 12 hrs vs 20 hrs.). 530/830 is generally better all round, 1030 better still & bigger screen. The 530/830 have smart messaging, though I've found it sometimes unreliable. The 830 is better at finding places & routes without connecting to a phone, e.g. emergency diversions. Buy the best you can afford, there's often not much price difference.
You can opt to get email/texts/Facebook/WhatsApp on your Garmin screen, and see the caller for voice calls. Means you don't have to stop and get the phone out when it pings, or you should stop when you're leading a ride and someone behind has a mechanical.Whats smart messaging btw? Have seen that mentioned in a few places?
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