Finally purchased the Garmin Edge 500.
If you want a detailed review of every morsel of the edge 500, go here: http://dcrainmaker.blogspot.com/2009/11/garmin-edge-500-in-depth-review.html
So far my tinkering has led me to these statements:
Took me about an hour to learn how to use it/install/read/calibrate everything at a leisurely pace.
Played around with settings for an hour and tried to install firmware update. Firmware update failed to install properly, so I was on the line with garmin’s 1-800 number for 15 minutes before hanging/giving up since the unit has a warning that if updates fail, then you may lose the primary firmware software already installed…
The cadence/speed sensor is so simple and efficient. Heart Rate monitor works as well as the Oregon Scientific, and Polar models I have done research with in the past.
Satellite locator = fast. The unit barely worked in my house, but it was fun trying with all of the snow outside.
Colors = Not my bag, but eh…
SO MANY THINGS IT CAN MEASURE…
That is all.
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