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Garmin Edge 500

Garmin

Edge 500

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4.5 stars
 (3 Reviews)
 

Garmin Edge 500

Finally, a tool as vital as your bike itself. It will change the way you view riding by showing you your strengths, your weaknesses, where you're going, and where you've been. The sleek, slim Garmin Edge 500 is ideal for the avid racer and the weekend warrior alikeā€”it displays basic data such as speed and distance, and it's compatible with ANT+ speed/cadence sensors, heart rate monitors, and power meters (sold separately), giving you the key to unlock your hidden potential. It's GPS-enabled, allowing you to download and analyze training files on programs like Garmin Connect and Strava. Get the most out of your valuable ride time with the Edge 500.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Accurate  (2)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Can use on multiple bikes 
  • Compact 

Cons

  • Small LCD 

Best Uses

  • Road racing  (2)
  • Serious training  (2)
  • Commuting 
  • Fitness training 
  • Mountain biking 

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5.0

Great Computer

By Rednose

from San Diego, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lots of features
  • Lightweight
  • Mounts quickly
  • Can use on multiple bikes
  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreational Riding
    • Fitness Training
    • Race Training

    Comments:

    I love this computer. When used with Garmin's Connect website, the information recorded is extremely valuable when breaking down your rides. I am adding the heart rate monitor and cadence sensor. I also like being able to switch it from my training bike to my road bike. Very nice computer.

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    4.0

    Top-Quality Unit from Garmin

    By rhombuses

    from Vancouver, Canada

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight
    • Easy to Read
    • Waterproof
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Racing
      • Commuting
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      Overall the 500 is a great upgrade from the 305. The battery life is about 8 hours longer and the memory is many times greater, which means multiple rides without having to upload and recharge instead of just one or two. The screen is also much easier to read over the 305, and the buttons on the side much easier to operate with gloved hands. The 500 also is able to display many more metrics than the 305, including power. The only drawback is that the 500 does not have the option to record data every second, a feature I always used on the 305. The "smart recording" it does use means that it records fewer data points, which means that the GPS will show the rider cutting across corners much more than with 1-second recording. This will underestimate the ride's distance, especially on intricate routes (ie mountain biking, cyclocross). Overall I am very happy with the unit, and the Garmin Connect website it works with is really great for tracking performance and sharing ride data with others. I would hope for a firmware upgrade with 1 second recording in the future but for now I'm happy to overlook it's omission.

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      4.0

      A nice GPS unit for cycling!

      By Skiandflyguy

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Display could be larger

      Best Uses

      • Road Racing
      • Serious Training
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I've used the Edge 305 and now this 500. Generally, the information provided from a heart-rate and cadence equipped GPS is very useful for tracking your fitness/performance over time, or a specific ride. A good investment as you can move it from bike to bike or change wheels without worrying about wheel magnets and such. Also able to record information from other activities, as long as the unit can see the sky.

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