Maybe, but as this was posted in the touring board I thought it fair to point out the touring limitations. I would still want to be able to carry spare batteries even on a day ride.Brock said:That's not for touring. That's for race training surely.
The Edge 705 with Heart Rate Monitor is expected to be available in December 2007 and have an estimated retail price of £329.99 / €499.99. Not sure if it is going to be on my Christmas list though.john59 said:This new forthcoming Garmin GPS looks interesting. It may be the ideal GPS for cycling.
No, it will use Garmin Mapsource data just like all the others.Andy in Sig said:My bottom line on this would be, can you get 1:50,000 mapping for anywhere in Europe for it?
1) Charging required. Would you be happy leaving it plugged in to the wall in a YH dorm whilst you sent the evening down at the pub? Overnight charging doesn't avoid the problem - the plug could be at the other end of the dorm next to someone else's bunk. Or there's camping tours.Kirstie said:Why isnt' it ideal for touring? I've got an Edge 305 and the charger for it weighs nothing and takes up hardly any space. If you're going somewhere without plugs you can now buy USB chargers which run on AA batteries so the built in battery isn't an inherent limitation...