Garmin Edge 205 GPS cycle computer.

Discussion in 'For Sale and Auction' started by iGaz, 5 May 2010.

  1. iGaz

    iGaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Garmin Edge 205

    Selling as I have I have bought a Garmin 500.
    Comes without box but with instructions, genuine Garmin charger and 2x mounts, one for stem, the other for your bars.

    Full details below,,

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=160&pID=6400

    In as new condition, only logged 12 rides with it, never been wet.

    £100 delivered. Paypal accepted.
     
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    iGaz

    iGaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    An example of your ride uploaded to Garmin Connect, you can also use Garmin training centre and download your routes to Google earth,,,

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/32097516
     
  3. l4dva

    l4dva Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Brum!
    Would this map out a route for you like a car sat nav as well??
     
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    iGaz

    iGaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    You can add routes and plot your route. I have never bothered. Buut it doesn't display a full map like satnav, you would need to dig deeper into your pockets for the Edge 705.
     
  5. l4dva

    l4dva Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Brum!
    but dose it give u directions as you ride?? so I cud put in a destination and it will take me there? or is it just something that records ur route, you can go home download it to your computer and it gives all the ride stats like distance times etc etc etc
     
  6. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    You can plot a route on your computer via Google maps and it will give you a breadcrumb trail to follow and beep when you need to turn left or right

    I bought one of these last year and i will never go back to a conventional bicycle computer again ... they work brilliantly and you just clip it on and away you go, no fuss ... and the post ride info you get is amazing

    The 205 (whilst the basic model) is probably the best bit of cycling related kit i've bought ... just buy it

    Simon
     
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    iGaz

    iGaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    As above, you can make routes using the Garmin training program, or make routes on the Garmin Connect website.
     
  8. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    No it's not a sat nav.

     
  9. l4dva

    l4dva Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Brum!
    So will this give me directions while cycling, thats what I want to know?? Dosen't matter if its a preloaded route from my computer, I just need to be able to get to places. I've moved to london and I don't have a clue of the roads around here. If I could do routes on my computer to work or other places load them on to this thing it will tell me while riding which way to go???
     
  10. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

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    iGaz

    iGaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Here is a picture of the actual unit I'm selling,,,,

    DSCF0671.jpg
     
  12. l4dva

    l4dva Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Brum!
    It sounds good all this stuff, but I reckon it will be more hassle trying to sus out all the route planning web sites downloading uploading etc etc (for me anyways im too impatient when it comes to all this fancy technology) I reckon ill stick to the old fashion methods of navigation and prob get lost loads while im at it... at least ill be forced into clocking up more miles if I don't know where im going.

    Anyways good luck with the sale!
     
  13. SonofSid

    SonofSid Active Member

    Looks a great computer for training iGaz. Can I ask how useful it would be for me doing LEJOG? From the posts it seems I could plan my route and then upload it to the unit to be an audible prompt if I'm so knackered I'm not paying proper attention to the paper map thing. Is that about right? No map on screen - a direction pointer?
    And can I also ask about battery life and the charger? How long will a charge last and is it a mains or car charger?
    Cheers
     
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    iGaz

    iGaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    It can be either mains or car charged. All you need is a USB charger for your cigarette lighter socket. Carphone warehouse do these.

    Battery life is quoted by Garmin at 12 hours typical use. It was still showing one segment of battery power after 5 and half hours, so I would say realistically about 6-7 hours.

    Cycling weekly recently reviewed the Edge 500 which is quoted by Garmin at 18 hours and they only got 12hours runtime, so I think Garmins claims are a bit hopefull!!

    Not sure about map uploading as I haven't done this, as I usually make up my ride as I go, I choose a place to go and then meander my way there!!

    I bought this just to log my rides, but I wanted cadence and heart rate to help me train for racing hence I dipped into my pockets and bought the Edge 500.
     
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    iGaz

    iGaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    NOW SOLD NOW SOLD!!
     
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