Garmin 705 or SatMap ?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by itisaboutthebike, 2 Oct 2007.

  1. Thinking about getting either the 705 or SatMap.

    I know the Garmin 705 is not released yet, but does anyone have a Satmap ? IS it any good ? can you use it for training ?

    Any info greatefully recieved !
  2. OP

    itisaboutthebike Über Member

    Well lots of people have read this - but no replies ! Oh dear !
  3. john59

    john59 Guru

  4. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    When you started the thread neither were released.....but Satmap is now and here's my review;)
  5. Dormouse

    Dormouse New Member

    SatMap review in latest Trail magazine. They sound keen on it apart from a rubber cover for USB port that keeps falling off. They also rave about the quality of the box that it comes in! See also Trail forum on
  6. andrew_s

    andrew_s Guru

    What do you want out of it?

    If you stick to roads and are just interested in getting to where you want and having a record of where you've been and how fast etc, the 705 is better.

    If you go off road, or want to know about the area you are passing through, the Satmap is better.
  7. OP

    itisaboutthebike Über Member

    Thanks everyone.

    Basically I want to be able to set a route (via tracklogs or whatever is the in-vogue routeplanner) download it to the device and follow the route - plus training stuff like speed/distance/HRM stuff etc.
  8. will

    will Senior Member

    Heart Cadence Power

    It certainly depends what you want. The 705 also provides Heart, Cadence and even Power compatibility.

    I don't think Sat Map does any of those.

    I love my edge 305 and will likely get the 705. As an aside for mapping I have used a Garmin etrex vista C (which for years has provided navigation and color mapping for a bike) its only drawback for me was no HRM/Cadence
  9. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    +1 for the Edge. I have a 305 but will be getting a 705, quite annoyed that I bought a 305 now; clearly it was just a stopgap product, the 705 looks the real deal.
  10. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Does anyone have a release date for the Garmin 705? Was hoping to put it on my Xmas wishlist :rolleyes:
  11. skids

    skids Well-Known Member

    I was hoping to add one to my Christmas list too......

    All I can find out is 'expected release Q1 2008'

    So it's on my birthday list instead!
  12. skids

    skids Well-Known Member

    I've just been advised that stock of the 705 is expected in 4 to 6 weeks.
  13. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    Woo hoo, finally. Cannot wait to get my hands on one of these!
  14. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Fantastic - I've pre ordered, so hopefully will not have to wait much longer.
    Better be worth it !!
  15. OP

    itisaboutthebike Über Member

    Has anyone got a Garmin 705 yet ?

    Intersted to kno if it lives up the the hype !
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