Garmin Edge 205 GPS

compo

Veteran
Location
Harlow
What exactly devices actually do?

Do they have a mapping and do they allow real time tracking on a home computer.
 
I had the similar Edge 305, they have 'bread crumb' mapping, a dotted line to follow if you've uploaded a track. They don't do real time tracking but they record your track for upload to a home computer.
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
What exactly devices actually do?

Do they have a mapping and do they allow real time tracking on a home computer.
No and No.
A Garmin Edge 205, even though it was a top bit of kit for it's time is now pretty much obsolete. Now replaced by the Garmin Edge 200.
It doesn't have maps rather then you follow a pre-loaded 'breadcrumb' trail ie a black line. It will beep at you if you turn off course (the line)

I can't remember which Garmin's have real time tracking but check out DC Rainmaker's blog as he reviews in great detail all the Garmin GPS units.
 
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compo

compo

Veteran
Location
Harlow
Thanks. There doesn't seem much advantage, if any, over using my phone and Endomondo. I was slightly interested in the one for sale in the classifieds but think I will give it a miss!
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
But at £35, It's still a bargain for a level entry GPS.
 

midlife

Guru
That's what I thought, especially if you hack it and put better maps on it, tempted to get it to have a play :smile:

Shaun
 
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