Sunday, March 18, 2012


Garmin Edge 800


The Garmin Edge 800 is Garmin’s latest cycling GPS, updating recent models with a touchscreen interface, and the ability to load Garmin custom maps and BirdsEye imagery. Having used both touch screen and traditional devices extensively on my mountain bike though, I’ve come to prefer the ones with buttons. It’s just easier to change screens on the fly – you quickly learn which buttons to press, so you can do this without taking your eyes off the road or trail.

I’ll add that I think the Edge series is better for folks interested in training and recording their stats — it’s a better fitness device than it is a navigator, especially for mountain biking.

Related units

  • Drop down to the Edge 705 and you’ll get buttons rather than a touchscreen; you’ll also lose the custom maps and BirdsEye aerial imagery capabilities
  • Use this comparison tool to see how the 800 stacks up against other Edge models

More Garmin Edge 800 reviews

I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…

Other Garmin Edge 800 resources

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