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(29/09/2016) Specialbuy from Aldi - Garmin Edge 810 for £179.99.
(29/09/2016) Specialbuy from Aldi - Garmin Edge 810 for £179.99.

(29/09/2016) Specialbuy from Aldi - Garmin Edge 810 for £179.99.

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If you feel the need for a bike computer, these get good write-ups.

Cheapest I've ever seen them.

blurb.....

Accessories included
Garmin Edge 810
Quarter-turn Bike mount
USB cable

Features

Sleek, lightweight GPS-enabled bike computer with 2.6" colour touchscreen and simple user interfaceTracks details of your ride including speed, distance, time, location, elevation and personal records

Connected features include live tracking, instant uploads, social network sharing and weather updatesInstantly upload ride data via the Garmin Connect™ app on your mobile

Activity profiles allow data fields and settings to be configured to the type of riding you doBuilt-in basemap and optional detailed maps for navigationCompatible with ANT+™ heart rate, speed/cadence and power sensors

56 Comments

Excellent deal..grabbed one thanks

stinkypants17

Excellent deal..grabbed one thanks



How did you grab one when they're on next Thursday?

order online ...

Is this better than Strava which is free

databar

Is this better than Strava which is free


Its better than using an app on a phone, because it is waterproof, much longer battery life, won't break if you drop it, you can use the touchscreen if wearing gloves, and probably more accurate GPS.

Original Poster

and you can connect it to your phone to DL/UL routes

Original Poster

sparklehedgehog

How did you grab one when they're on next Thursday?



​Aldi let you buy in advance online

databar

Is this better than Strava which is free



If you are a semi serious cyclist you really need to use a dedicated GPS like this rather than Strava on a smartphone. The main reason is battery life, security, damage and mapping whilst on the main be especially if areas limited connectivity. However, I am not sure this model supports Glonass the Russian based satellite system. Maybe someone can advise on this.

Original Poster

it's GPS Manual

mattcampbell68

If you are a semi serious cyclist you really need to use a dedicated GPS … If you are a semi serious cyclist you really need to use a dedicated GPS like this rather than Strava on a smartphone. The main reason is battery life, security, damage and mapping whilst on the main be especially if areas limited connectivity. However, I am not sure this model supports Glonass the Russian based satellite system. Maybe someone can advise on this.



It doesn't - GPS only. Although there isn't really a noticeable delay getting a satellite signal, unlike the gps watches. The overall user experience sucked though for me - so it was sold and an alternative purchased.

I have one and these are great devices.
The 810 doesn't have Glonass but the new 820 does however that is nearly double the price and doesn't support micro SD cards as the 810 does meaning that you're also stuck with the Garmin maps rather than using free mapping systems like I do.

I have the 510 and just don't know whether to pull the trigger

The 810 is a full satnav with maps. The 510 has written turn instructions AFAIK. I really like my Edge Touring (a cut down version of the 810) although Garmins take a bit of getting used to and can be quirky. Nicest feature is that you can download cycling versions of Open Street Maps and use those on the device.

mattcampbell68

If you are a semi serious cyclist you really need to use a dedicated GPS … If you are a semi serious cyclist you really need to use a dedicated GPS like this rather than Strava on a smartphone. The main reason is battery life, security, damage and mapping whilst on the main be especially if areas limited connectivity. However, I am not sure this model supports Glonass the Russian based satellite system. Maybe someone can advise on this.



​Define semi serious...... is it based on mileage, kit, cost, data collection and analysis, when does a cyclist become fully serious, I need to know.

mjr600

​Define semi serious...... is it based on mileage, kit, cost, data c … ​Define semi serious...... is it based on mileage, kit, cost, data collection and analysis, when does a cyclist become fully serious, I need to know.



If you follow any of the rules. This would come under #74 for instance.

databar

Is this better than Strava which is free



How stupid do I feel. I've just spent £1000+ on a new bike when Tesco are selling one for £50.

mjr600

​Define semi serious...... is it based on mileage, kit, cost, data c … ​Define semi serious...... is it based on mileage, kit, cost, data collection and analysis, when does a cyclist become fully serious, I need to know.



As it is subjective, I am sure you can decide that for yourself matey

sparklehedgehog

How did you grab one when they're on next Thursday?


Reserved and paid online

nickhalluk

How stupid do I feel. I've just spent £1000+ on a new bike when Tesco are … How stupid do I feel. I've just spent £1000+ on a new bike when Tesco are selling one for £50.


Still don't get it, the battery only lasts about 10 hours on the 810 and you still need to carry a phone,
a good phone will last 12 with gps on
the reviews say link to a phone for stava live so when people are weight conscious why would you carry 2 items
that do the same function

I've looked before but is there an app like strava where you can input a route and get turn instructions through your headphones or some thing? It can't be long before strava does it but I'm surprised there is nothing out there.

SFconvert

I've looked before but is there an app like strava where you can input a … I've looked before but is there an app like strava where you can input a route and get turn instructions through your headphones or some thing? It can't be long before strava does it but I'm surprised there is nothing out there.



There is. Ridewithgps.com

Need a monthly subscription though.

databar

Still don't get it, the battery only lasts about 10 hours on the 810 and … Still don't get it, the battery only lasts about 10 hours on the 810 and you still need to carry a phone,a good phone will last 12 with gps onthe reviews say link to a phone for stava live so when people are weight conscious why would you carry 2 items that do the same function


I always carry a phone for emergencies and I want it to have charge so that's why I use a dedicated GPS device. A phone is not a substitute for a proper GPS computer unless you can't afford it!

SpamJavelin

I always carry a phone for emergencies and I want it to have charge so … I always carry a phone for emergencies and I want it to have charge so that's why I use a dedicated GPS device. A phone is not a substitute for a proper GPS computer unless you can't afford it!


My phone will last longer then the 810
doing Exmoor Beast on sunday takes roughly 7 hours and will still have 35% on phone
and to costs, THIS is a deal site so I want as cheap as possible.

databar

My phone will last longer then the 810doing Exmoor Beast on sunday takes … My phone will last longer then the 810doing Exmoor Beast on sunday takes roughly 7 hours and will still have 35% on phoneand to costs, THIS is a deal site so I want as cheap as possible.



So why are you commenting on a product you will never buy? Low on attention? Would love to see the Strava on your 7hr Beast BTW, that's a tough century.

Cracking price, but would rather have the 520.....

SpamJavelin

So why are you commenting on a product you will never buy? Low on … So why are you commenting on a product you will never buy? Low on attention? Would love to see the Strava on your 7hr Beast BTW, that's a tough century.


When did I say I wouldn't buy?
just don't get spending the money on something I already carry
have you got the 810 and can recommend it.

databar

When did I say I wouldn't buy?just don't get spending the money on … When did I say I wouldn't buy?just don't get spending the money on something I already carryhave you got the 810 and can recommend it.



I had. I don't.

If you're in the market for one of these, pay a bit more and look at the more modern tech, 520, 820 or even better IMHO the Wahoo Elemnt and save yourself the inevitable frustration with this model.

Defo cheapest yet, got one about 4 month ago and paid £220
Good kit and worth £180

databar

When did I say I wouldn't buy?just don't get spending the money on … When did I say I wouldn't buy?just don't get spending the money on something I already carryhave you got the 810 and can recommend it.



The Garmin connects up to different sensors using Ant+, so you can show heart rate, cadence, speed and power. It can also store different bike profiles so currently on mine I've got a road bike and a gravel bike, all I do is swipe to the bike I'm on and hit ride and it will automatically pick up the sensors on the bike.

You can customise the screens on this to show data in any way you want. You can load in maps and create routes to follow and as you approach junctions it'll pop when you need to turn. It comes with purpose built mounts that hold the device securely yet turn it 90 degrees and it comes out with ease.

It does a whole lot and I've been using mine for over a year and would feel lost without it. The software on it is sometimes annoying to use because certain settings after buried away but it compensates with its features, it'll even do heart rate zones when you get a heart rate monitor

It's a good deal in the sense it's cheap compared to going price.
But I'm not voting because I think this product offers very little value for the money.
I've got a cheap smartphone in a waterproof handlebar mount. Works great with offline mapping apps. Doesn't last 10 hours with the screen on. But then I don't need the screen to be on all the time. Easily lasts for 5-6 hours of tracking with some life left for emergencies. Tracks heart rate, speed and cadence via Bluetooth. And plays cues and music or podcasts through bt earphones. The whole setup cost me just over £80.

pl6125

If you follow any of the rules. This would come under #74 for instance.



Then I'm out, as I think the rules are a load of smug nonsense that do more to put people off cycling than encourage them.

Banned

Most reviews I have seen say that these are made so bad they are not waterproof at all and are rendered useless after use in a heavy rainfall.

With (no) regard to rules. Never ever obey any rules that you don't want as long as you are happy to face any potential consequences. This goes for all rules about anything. They are just another human (or humans) that have decided they know best and want to impose their thinking on others. Always firstly make your own rules, then decide which ones you want or need to obey. It is your life not theirs.
Edited by: "xey" 24th Sep 2016

pl6125

If you follow any of the rules. This would come under #74 for instance.



According to sir Bradley sideburns, serious is when you are a member of British cycling. That's the one that does recognise enduro, which is why I am not a member. However I do have a serious amount of gear, and have been to the alps and canada, so sir sideburns is speaking tosh. Son has one and loves it, great for finding hidden trails. Miles more accurate that a phone.

About the same price as a 520, so for those in the know...this or a 520?

Dr Zoidberg

Then I'm out, as I think the rules are a load of smug nonsense that do … Then I'm out, as I think the rules are a load of smug nonsense that do more to put people off cycling than encourage them.



​Ermm . . . . . someone to the sense of humour bypass to work this morning.
The "Rules" are meant to be funny. Admittedly funny to the cycling community, but funny non the less.

For the record. Smart phones rarely last very long on long rides out. Especially in heat or when it is cold. My iPhone 6 cuts out a lot 2 hours into a ride in the forest due to temperatures. Anything below 40% battery and it could go.

Also how good is the mapping on these very interested for downloading routes for road and mtb , is guidance straight forward ?

u102199

About the same price as a 520, so for those in the know...this or a 520?



That's a good question, I had the 800 (which I realise doesn't have the feature set of the 810) and now a 520 and prefer the latter - it's a bit neater in size, I find the non-touch screen controls less fiddly and I don't find the smaller screen a downside as the 800's screen was too small and too low resolution to be any use for mapping/navigating. The 520's batterylife seems decent as well as it lasted a 14 hour ride (with BT turned off) and was still claiming it had 40% of batterylife left, an Edge 25 on the same ride only made it about halfway through.

John

bothalboy

For the record. Smart phones rarely last very long on long rides out. … For the record. Smart phones rarely last very long on long rides out. Especially in heat or when it is cold. My iPhone 6 cuts out a lot 2 hours into a ride in the forest due to temperatures. Anything below 40% battery and it could go. Also how good is the mapping on these very interested for downloading routes for road and mtb , is guidance straight forward ?



I found it easy enough to download the routes onto the older Edge 800 and had it set to warn me when I was going off the trail as it was usually fairly clear where I needed to be going. That said I didn't find it that useful for navigating as the screen is so small and very low resolution that when I was lost it was difficult to work out where to go from the Edge 800's screen

John

u102199

About the same price as a 520, so for those in the know...this or a 520?


The 520 is newer, and better in quite a few ways. Plus a bit smaller.
The main advantage of the 810 is you can add maps. Which can be very useful if you are wanting to follow a route, or explore new places etc.
It is possible to install maps on the 520, but its a bit of a hack. It doesn't have much memory, so you can't cover a very big area.

sparklehedgehog

I have the 510 and just don't know whether to pull the trigger



Nobody needs to get hurt. It's only a gadget.
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