Author Topic: Garmin Edge 800 Qs  (Read 15601 times)

Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2013, 07:36:58 pm »

frankly frankie

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2013, 09:35:34 am »
Wouldn't a sync cable be problematic?  As opposed to a charge cable.  Or doen't that apply to the Edge 800, I dunno.
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caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2013, 10:28:27 am »
Hmmm, looking at top tube bags (the existence of which I was previously blissfully unaware), I'm not sure i'll need another cable with one of them attached.
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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2013, 08:58:30 pm »
Hmmm, looking at top tube bags (the existence of which I was previously blissfully unaware), I'm not sure i'll need another cable with one of them attached.

Correct, no extra cable required, but the trick is to find one that allows your external power pack to fit in (with USB cable attached).

caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2013, 09:10:26 pm »
Any suggestions?
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frankly frankie

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2013, 10:45:15 am »
It's not dark yet but it's getting there.

caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2013, 11:41:35 am »
Nice, inexpensive too  :thumbsup:

Thanks
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StuAff

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2013, 11:45:58 pm »

caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2013, 04:15:01 pm »
Excellent stuff -thanks - yes I agree that rain is bound to find a way in somehow - if you don't need a permanent connection then even better.  Thanks again.
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fungus

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2014, 01:31:29 pm »
I just bought the next one up form Amazon (iep 392) - at £35.97 I thought fekkit, since I've spent that much more on other stuff in the past.  It's 12000 mAh so even more overkill  ;D
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet®-12000mAH-Sensation-Thunderbolt-Blackberry/dp/B000X30AYA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359464593&sr=8-1

Will the tecknet power thingy fit in a trip bag  ???
http://www.topeak.com/products/bags/tri_drybag_2

I'm gonna go down this route myself, garmin 800 & tecknet power thingy  :thumbsup:
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caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2014, 02:20:04 pm »
It sort-of fits.  Well enough to have got me around multiple audaxes since  :thumbsup:


It's not an ideal fit though and I cannot connect both USB sockets when it's in the tri-bag
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fungus

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2014, 05:28:43 pm »
I'll be buying on of these next week.  Will the bog standard model be ok http://tinyurl.com/njvtcrl
or will I need something with more than the standard mapping.

I presume I can just get osm loaded onto it  ???

Or are their other options?
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Feanor

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2014, 05:32:01 pm »
It looks like it comes with only the 'Base map'.
To all intents and purposes, that can be considered 'No maps'.

You will need to install maps of your own.
Either OSM, or Garmin City Navigator would be fine.




Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2014, 09:38:31 pm »
I had the 1:50 000 OS option and only ever used it for walking.  Far too much detail for cycling when on the move.

I use City Navigator Europe which is super.

I am aware of others that do just use the 'Base Map' supplied.

Vince

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2014, 09:46:53 pm »
It looks like it comes with only the 'Base map'.
To all intents and purposes, that can be considered 'No maps'.
I agree with this. I use it with the OSM maps. Works fine for me and the place index is surprisingly complete. You can also use OSM maps with Base Camp which gives another option for route planning.

The standard model will be fine, speed will be taken from GPS signal. You could look for one of the bundles that includes speed/cadence sensor (worth having) and heart rate sensor (too frightening!).
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2014, 09:48:39 pm »
Any suggestions?

http://www.topeak.com/products/Bags/TriBag_raincover
room for a sandwich as well

Or this version: http://www.topeak.com/products/bags/tri_drybag_2

I've got one, and have never had problems with rain (I normally use it to hold snacks, but I do use it for a light battery on occasion too).

caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2014, 12:31:19 pm »
My edge 800 has the OS maps - they're pretty damn good in my experience.


The detail is a pain in the butt when it towns though I have to agree there.
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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2014, 03:58:38 pm »
Mine has OS maps which I use when mountain biking, on the road I use OSM mapping, have them both on the SD card and just disable OS mapping when road riding.

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2014, 12:27:21 pm »
Anyone got a recommendation for *decent* data transfer cables for the edge 800.


All the ones I've bought recently will charge it but not connect it to the computer  - I need a reliable cable *soon*  -I guess I don't mind paying for it if it works.


(not that any were free - but you know...)
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gibbo

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2014, 02:57:53 pm »
I'll be buying on of these next week.  Will the bog standard model be ok http://tinyurl.com/njvtcrl
or will I need something with more than the standard mapping.

I presume I can just get osm loaded onto it  ???

Or are their other options?

I bought a 800 recently and loaded maps from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ which are free and legal. The detail is good and I've used it to navigate a few times with no issues.
Gibbo.

TimC

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2014, 03:56:00 pm »
I have an 800 with OS maps, but never use them on the bike as they don't zoom elegantly - at a suitable scale for pootling, roads are the width of a small ocean. OS maps are a work of art, but they're not meant for a 2" screen! OSM works very well indeed for me, and gives a much clearer picture which zooms intelligently.

Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2014, 10:25:35 pm »
Anyone got a recommendation for *decent* data transfer cables for the edge 800.

My 800 and 500 came with a charger that has connector one end for GPS and USB the other end that fits into charging plug or USB slot on computer.

No problems whatsoever.

Otherwise visit Maplins for suitable cable me thinks.

caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2014, 09:38:11 am »
Yes but they rust and die if you go riding it wet weather.  I've been through several, the one that came with it went to the angels long ago. Maplins still exists?
Most of the ones I buy will charge it fine but will not give a data transfer connection.


I've bought two off wiggle now as they get good reviews.




[edit - oh you mean the actual charger?  Hmm, not sure I've ever used that - I suspect the cable you mean is the one that died first though]
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fungus

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2014, 01:17:30 pm »
Which ones did you buy  ???
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caerau

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Re: Garmin Edge 800 Qs
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2014, 05:01:45 pm »
a set from amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CBFXLUI/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
To be fair the first set I bought (I buy two, one for home,one for the office) worked fine but the newer set were just chargers and nothing else.




and a set from a place called The Cellphone Shop


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