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Garmin edge 1000 from wiggle now £288.53

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2y, 1m agoFound 2 years, 1 month ago
State of the art gps bike computer,
The garmin edge 1000 will do practically everything including European mapping, route planning, power meter display etc.
This is not the performance pack so does not include hrm or cadence speed sensor ( will not make your tea or give you a massage so no clever remarks please).
Use MEGA40 to get it for £288.53
Quidco 3%
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#1
Does it make your tea??
#2
Does it tell you to get off the pavement and obey the Highway Code?
#3
MEGA40 is for clothing only
#4
Baccus
MEGA40 is for clothing only

My apologies, you are right, just tried to order and the code doesn't work, so it's £328, still cheap but not the bargain I thought.
Feel free to expire.
Probably still the cheapest ATM so may be of use to someone.
#5
You mean there is a £40 off a purchase over £200.
banned#6
Smartphone does all that.

Cold.
1 Like #7
lolyehright
Smartphone does all that.

Cold.



A smartphone is never a good replacement for any garmin unit for the following reasons :-
* A phone is not waterproof or rugged
* A phone will not be able to run navigation functions and a display all day on a single charge.
* Full map database stored on device so always available without need for internet/3g connection.
* To get cadence/heart rate/accurate speed measurement requires specialist wireless sensors which will either need to be bought in addition to phone if indeed they are even available. Oh and connecting to them will drain your battery yet further.

If your serious about cycling/hiking or any outdoor navigation a Garmin is a must and once you own one you'll understand their true value and why in this day and age they can still market their items with such a price tag. If not then just use a smartphone.
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qbs
Does it tell you to get off the pavement and obey the Highway Code?

no, much the same as a car sat nav doesn't tell drivers to give cyclists room on the roads. HTH
#9
suicidehobbit
qbs
Does it tell you to get off the pavement and obey the Highway Code?

no, much the same as a car sat nav doesn't tell drivers to give cyclists room on the roads. HTH
Who said anything about cars? PAVEMENT.

Edited By: qbs on Dec 15, 2014 12:40
#10
qbs
suicidehobbit
qbs
Does it tell you to get off the pavement and obey the Highway Code?

no, much the same as a car sat nav doesn't tell drivers to give cyclists room on the roads. HTH
Who said anything about cars? PAVEMENT.

suicidehobbit never said you had mentioned cars
#11
Baz8755
qbs
suicidehobbit
qbs
Does it tell you to get off the pavement and obey the Highway Code?

no, much the same as a car sat nav doesn't tell drivers to give cyclists room on the roads. HTH
Who said anything about cars? PAVEMENT.

suicidehobbit never said you had mentioned cars
I didn't say he did. "no, much the same as a car sat nav doesn't tell drivers to give cyclists room on the roads" was what HE said, going off topic.
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qbs
Baz8755
qbs
suicidehobbit
qbs
Does it tell you to get off the pavement and obey the Highway Code?

no, much the same as a car sat nav doesn't tell drivers to give cyclists room on the roads. HTH
Who said anything about cars? PAVEMENT.

suicidehobbit never said you had mentioned cars
I didn't say he did. "no, much the same as a car sat nav doesn't tell drivers to give cyclists room on the roads" was what HE said, going off topic.

you appeared to be asking if a cycling GPS device would offer cyclists some advice on the highway code. I suggested it wouldn't, much like a car GPS wouldn't offer a driver such advice. I thought that was pretty clear.

Or was there another reason for your comment, aside from a petty jibe at a very small minority of cyclists?
#13
what has all this got to do with whether this is a deal or not?
2 Likes #14
Judosteffer
what has all this got to do with whether this is a deal or not?

It is how the internet works, mention cycling in any way and people make ridiculous comments.

I'm sure someone will be along to say that cyclists don't even pay road tax soon enough!
#15
I was tempted by this until I found they went with the strange choice of a capacitive screen rather than resistive, although capacitive is better for phones the resistive screen is better suited to a cycle computer as it will still work fine with gloves on and/or it's wet.

John
#16
Johnmcl7
I was tempted by this until I found they went with the strange choice of a capacitive screen rather than resistive, although capacitive is better for phones the resistive screen is better suited to a cycle computer as it will still work fine with gloves on and/or it's wet.

John

doesn't seem to be an issue:

"Historically, capacitive technology doesn’t work well with rain or gloves – but the Edge 1000 appears to have only few issues with either of those. Below, a test showing utilizing it in the rain:"

"Further, having an abundance of rainy rides lately – I haven’t seen any rain-specific problems with the screen.

In addition to rain, I tested it out with gloves. I found that it wasn’t quite as good here as past units that I’ve tested."

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/06/garmin-1000-depth-review.html
#17
I think you should change the description to remove the £40 off, still the cheapest i can find it anywhere though so a good deal.

3% quidco too.
#18
chrisbass
Johnmcl7
I was tempted by this until I found they went with the strange choice of a capacitive screen rather than resistive, although capacitive is better for phones the resistive screen is better suited to a cycle computer as it will still work fine with gloves on and/or it's wet.

John

doesn't seem to be an issue:

"Historically, capacitive technology doesn’t work well with rain or gloves – but the Edge 1000 appears to have only few issues with either of those. Below, a test showing utilizing it in the rain:"

"Further, having an abundance of rainy rides lately – I haven’t seen any rain-specific problems with the screen.

In addition to rain, I tested it out with gloves. I found that it wasn’t quite as good here as past units that I’ve tested."

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/06/garmin-1000-depth-review.html

That's just one review - there's plenty of users that have had trouble with the screen and as it's primarily mountain biking I do, this time of year the device frequently gets completely coated in mud but the resistive screen works fine and capacitive screens struggle with even a small mount.

John
#19
chrisbass


I'm sure someone will be along to say that cyclists don't even pay road tax soon enough!

.......It's horses that I can't stand.......(_;)

Edited By: Baz8755 on Dec 16, 2014 14:50

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