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Offline kdc19561954

Re: New Garmin Edge Touring
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2014, 12:41:22 am »
Well I do have the Garmin Edge Touring and the Garmin 810 but the Touring is the best for touring you can up date it and it does up date the maps as well it is very easy to use and so is the Garmin 810 I like both of them a lot.

Offline bogiesan

Re: New Garmin Edge Touring
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2015, 02:45:28 pm »
I recently acquired a Garmin Edge Touring device. I spent many days researching the purchase and was aware of most of the pitfalls. However, putting thing to work was a bit more complicated and frustrating than I had planned. The volunteers who monitor the Garmin user forums were tremendously helpful. I'm enjoying using the device as a replacement for paper maps and for recording trips which are then downloaded to Garmin Connect. Trying to upload courses to the Touring is weirdly difficult.

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Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

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Re: New Garmin Edge Touring
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2016, 03:28:00 pm »
Starting a new topic about the next step in Garmin Edge Touring GPS/cyclometers.
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Offline bogiesan

Re: New Garmin Edge Touring
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2016, 06:30:19 pm »
The Edge Touring remains an interesting but often frustrating device for me. Updating maps over a broadband connection takes about two hours. The battery is exhausted on a good day of touring. The routing operation is unreliable and difficult to alter (it's fundamentally useless). The support software Xpress and BaseCamp are tedious and weirdly complicated. If you are thinking of getting GPS for you bike, I'd consider the 800 and 1000 series first just for battery life. Of course, they're more money.

There are are no new cycling products from Garmin, of which I am aware, targeted at the non-competitive cyclist.
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Re: New Garmin Edge Touring
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2016, 06:53:37 pm »
Go to the other thread on the Edge 100 Explore that I started when I did the above post. It was released last September, so that classified as "new" to me.
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Offline mdxix

Re: New Garmin Edge Touring
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2016, 10:51:53 pm »
The battery is exhausted on a good day of touring.
That is about the same with recent models & new units. I always carry with me a spare battery on tours.

The routing operation is unreliable and difficult to alter (it's fundamentally useless).
Allowing the GPS device routing is guess work at best. I use Ride with GPS to chart the route & save to the unit as a track not as a route. Turn Recalculation off. Tracks never change.

I allow GPS to calculate the route rarely when I need to leave the main route for urgent need.