Garmin 705 or SatMap ?

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

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 countrywalking.co.uk.
 

andrew_s

Guru
Location
Gloucester
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.
 
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.
 

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
 

jashburnham

New Member
will said:
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
+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.
 

skids

Well-Known Member
Location
Bristol
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!
 

Peter

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