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Garmin 800 or 810 in this day age ?

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Garmin 800 or 810 in this day age ?

28 Feb 2017 21:56

Fellow cyclists, What do you think of the Garmin edge 800 (not 810) for use in this day and age of road cycling ? I have a few opportunities to get one cheap. or should I pay for a bit more and get the 810 ?

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Re: Garmin 800 or 810 in this day age ?

01 Mar 2017 01:56

The biggest difference between the two is the smart phone connectivity features of the 810, otherwise they're pretty much the same. I got the 810 for the livetrack feature where I can enter email recipients in the app so when I start a ride or race they get a link and see exactly where I am on a map and my telemetry. It can also send a link to facebook or twitter. The other feature I use often is being able to upload routes on the fly from the phone to the unit. If you don't need all that go with the 800.
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02 Mar 2017 11:00

The 800 is pretty old and apparently Garmin aren't the best at supporting old devices. I would take that into consideration. I have an 810, it's great and I bought it mainly because it could hold loads of maps and I'm happy with it but I don't use a lot of its capabilities.
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03 Mar 2017 02:40

That used to be the case. I have a 5 or 6 year old 500 on the gf's bike that's still grabbing updates and working perfectly.
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