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March 25, 2010
Every once in a while there’s a product that comes along that I like so much and I won’t shut up about it. The Garmin Edge 500 bike computer is one of those products. It’s been my little gadget of obsession over the past few months. I’ve been using it since Christmas and have given it a good test drive to know what I like and what I don’t like about it.
Let’s start with what I don’t like about it:
Now for the good news. Here’s what I love about it:
Now, the only problem I have with all the information that’s tracked is that I can’t decide how to set up my display screens. During racing I like to have one set of information. During training I like to have another. Here’s how I’ve done it so far:
Just Cruizin’ Screen:
I’m interested to hear how other people have set up their screen settings on the Garmin Edge 500 as well as your feedback. Even though there’s room for improvement I’m absolutely loving this little gem.
BTW, this wasn’t a paid review by Garmin. I purchased my unit at sky high Aussie bike accessory prices just like everyone else.