Author Topic: Edge 820 - a worthwhile upgrade from an 800?  (Read 739 times)

ElyDave

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Edge 820 - a worthwhile upgrade from an 800?
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:22:21 pm »
The 800, whilst working OK, has an iffy USB port and won't charge on the fly from the USB-Werk, thinking of contributing my 10 year service bonus towards a replacement.
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Re: Edge 820 - a worthwhile upgrade from an 800?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 07:55:03 am »
I've never used either but it's my understanding that the 820 incorporates some bug-fixes that should have been a firmware update on the 800 but never were, so yes, an improvement.
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Re: Edge 820 - a worthwhile upgrade from an 800?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 09:33:39 am »
I bought an 820 when the USB port on my 800 started to play up. I now use the 800 as a backup, carried on long rides. It does still charge, but only if the connector is pushed halfway in. I have since read that you can get the port replaced.

The main difference that I find noticeable is with navigation. On the 800, as you approach a junction the whole map will display, making the route clear. On the 820, you only get some text and a little graphic indication of what you need to do. I found the former much more useful, but have adapted to the 820, albeit its not quite as good in that respect.



ElyDave

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Re: Edge 820 - a worthwhile upgrade from an 800?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 02:58:29 am »
so get the port replaced might be a better idea - I quite like how the 800 works
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