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Garmin Edge 800 Review - Road Testing the Garmin Edge 800 GPS Cyclecomputer

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Garmin Edge 800 Bike Computer Full Specs

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2" x 3.7" x 1" (5.1 x 9.3 x 2.5 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.4" x 2.2" (3.8 x 5.6 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels
Touchscreen
Weight: 3.5 oz (98.0 g) Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 15 hours, typical
Water resistant: yes (IPX7)
GPS-enabled
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory
Basemap
Ability to add maps
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (some versions include a CityNavigator microSD card)
Lap history: 1,000 laps
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 200
Routes: Limited by memory space available

Garmin Edge 800 Bike Computer Features

Heart rate monitor: yes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor(some versions)
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Garmin Training Center® software compatible
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)
Courses (compete against previous activities)
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)
Simple workouts (input time, distance and calorie goals)
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
Heart rate-based calorie computation
Customizable screen(s)
Barometric altimeter
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters)(records data approx. 1 per second)
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride)
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C
User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Poor Internal Memory Size, Member Trailsuender

The device is really fun to use. But Garmin always has some bad disguises for it's customers. On the Edge 800 it is the VERY poor amount of internal memory. There are only about 80 MB internal memory free on the /GARMIN device. Without adding a microSD card you may not copy many of additional maps to the device. And if you have purchased a microSD card with e.g. City Navigator on it, please be warned, that you may not add another gmapsupp.img to it without destroying the expensive map on your purchased card - even if there are still about 2 GB free on the card. Garmin: ""Surprises"" like that are very disappointing.

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