Aldi instore deal, garmin 200 gps bike computer now £49.99
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Aldi instore deal, garmin 200 gps bike computer now £49.99

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Found 6th Jun 2015
Instore in both branches of gloucester aldi, plenty of stock apparently so should be nationwide where stock is available.
Price reduced again, now £49.99, cheapest in the country.
Rrp was £109.99 but typically sells for £75 to £100.
Not the garmin 1000 but then again it doesn't cost £500.

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Original Poster

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/garmin-edge-200-gps-cycle-computer/#tabCustReviews

Plenty of reviews here

Voted hot as it's a good deal, pity it has no cadence function.

Is a Garmin 200 definitely not a Garmin 1000?

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I_am_not_someone_else

Is a Garmin 200 definitely not a Garmin 1000?



Well it says garmin edge 200 on the label in that pic so I'd go with the 200 view

Best price I've ever seen on this but I couldn't live with it as once you get into it cadence is essential

only of you're a strava athlete some of us bike for fun and like to track our trails

Husband wants one of these... Will check local Aldi today, Thanks

it is a good price for a 200, but it's still a basic cycle computer. if you want something just to task basic stats there are much cheaper ones out there.

I'd say once you know what 90 rpm cadence feels like, you never need a cadence sensor anyway.

Judosteffer

I'd say once you know what 90 rpm cadence feels like, you never need a … I'd say once you know what 90 rpm cadence feels like, you never need a cadence sensor anyway.


Nope. Just as a point, cadence is difficult to feel sometimes especially with tired legs and also when sprinting training knowing your cadence becomes fairly important. And sometimes you might want to train at a particular cadence etx.
Being honest, the Edge 200 is just a basic cycle computer that can be bought for a few quid with GPS. No heart rate or cadence functions SK Garmin Connect isn't that useful for analysis.
So I wouldn't buy.

chrisfloyd82

only of you're a strava athlete some of us bike for fun and like to track … only of you're a strava athlete some of us bike for fun and like to track our trails



so true, I've got an Edge 800 on my road bike and an Edge 705 on my mountain bike and honestly I rarely use the features that this computer hasn't got, but I do like to keep a record of my journeys and how fast they've been done. I sometimes use a HRT but realistically, no more than 10% of the time - I'd miss the mapping sometimes but for the price you get a pretty powerful machine.

This is the perfect computer for those of us who aren't called Bradley, don't have a professional contract and prefer a cadence to be what's comfortable, not what will allow me to get up a hill 0.1% faster.

mike

Any info on if there are any of these left in the Yorkshire area at all please ?
Or is this another infamous goose chase ? :-)

Thanks

I need a bike gps as in for navigation, can I use this??

nickhalluk

it is a good price for a 200, but it's still a basic cycle computer. if … it is a good price for a 200, but it's still a basic cycle computer. if you want something just to task basic stats there are much cheaper ones out there.



There aren't many better bike computers that have GPS tracking - most in this price range will be simple magnet and reed switch setups which are undoubtedly inferior if you want the best data and physical mapping.

Garmin do seem to have done something stupid with Garmin Express though and downloading any data from this has become a real chore recently...

arthikair2000

I need a bike gps as in for navigation, can I use this??



It has a basic breadcrumb trail navigation i.e. it just shows the route, no streets or anything like that. I bought one of these last year for £80 to plan cycle routes and it works well. It's a good little device although the GPS recording isn't very accurate, especially on a route with loads of twists and turns.

Broseph1

It has a basic breadcrumb trail navigation i.e. it just shows the route, … It has a basic breadcrumb trail navigation i.e. it just shows the route, no streets or anything like that. I bought one of these last year for £80 to plan cycle routes and it works well. It's a good little device although the GPS recording isn't very accurate, especially on a route with loads of twists and turns.


Not sure about the 200, but the more expensive models allow you to change the recording intervals. Maybe this is why it's inaccurate for you.

I thought HRT was for senior ladies and Cadence starred in Made in Chelsea. Clearly I have a lot to learn.

nickhalluk

it is a good price for a 200, but it's still a basic cycle computer. if … it is a good price for a 200, but it's still a basic cycle computer. if you want something just to task basic stats there are much cheaper ones out there.



I agree with you!! I picked up the technically better Mio cyclo-105 for £40 in the recent Halfords clearance.
The Mio 105 (like the Garmin ) has a GPS radio but in addition also has an ANT+ radio and ties in your ride effort with your tracked heart rate and cadence so more meaningful metrics. The Mio uses a barometric based altimeter and will be more accurate as opposed to the Edge 200 which uses a GPS based altimeter
Halfords Ruislip have a few left , if anyone's interested just make sure it's the Cyclo-105 and not the Cyclo-100 model which happens to be just like this basic Garmin-200 ( just GPS)
http://i57.tinypic.com/2colydk.png

Good price but reduced Aldi special buys are not national and it is up to the individual store what they reduce them to if at all. I've asked them about this before as I've picked up absolute bargains in one Aldi and been in another a few days later and they've been a different price. Sometimes you can work this to your favour. Last week I bought some cycling shorts very cheap in one but they weren't the right size so picked up the same thing in another store but at a much higher price. I then just return the ones that are the wrong size with the reciept for the higher price. We shop at Aldi a lot so I don't make special trips to do this.

arthikair2000

I need a bike gps as in for navigation, can I use this??



Like a car sat nav? No. You must download a pre-planned route onto the device using your computer. The unit itself has no maps.

kingosticks

Like a car sat nav? No. You must download a pre-planned route onto the … Like a car sat nav? No. You must download a pre-planned route onto the device using your computer. The unit itself has no maps.




The usually more expensive Mio Cyclo 505 colour screen device which I incidentally also own can also be used in a car (car roadnav),
It's a decidedly bigger device, Recent major firmware updates have opened up the versatility of the device ..BT4 & wifi to mention a few
I prefer to use the compact Mio 105 and just upload my data on arrival back home
Ride Metric Upload is achieved by through the Magellan site ( Mio North AM & Australia) which can then be automatically synced to apps like Endomondo. Admittedly Garmin's ( & certainly my older Edge 605 too) sync directly with several web based fitness portals without having to go through Garmin's website or Connect which is a bonus compared to Mio and Bryton devices
By the way the Garmin Edge 605 ( with a map installed on the memory card) can also be used for car navigation. Just don't expect voice prompts just buzzing at the next turn or instruction

darklight

I agree with you!! I picked up the technically better Mio cyclo-105 for … I agree with you!! I picked up the technically better Mio cyclo-105 for £40 in the recent Halfords clearance.The Mio 105 (like the Garmin ) has a GPS radio but in addition also has an ANT+ radio and ties in your ride effort with your tracked heart rate and cadence so more meaningful metrics. The Mio uses a barometric based altimeter and will be more accurate as opposed to the Edge 200 which uses a GPS based altimeterHalfords Ruislip have a few left , if anyone's interested just make sure it's the Cyclo-105 and not the Cyclo-100 model which happens to be just like this basic Garmin-200 ( just GPS)



Any ideas of how to check for stock without going into bricks and mortar stores. Other than Halfords official website which isn't worth diddlysquat :-(

Thanks

fatbiker

Any ideas of how to check for stock without going into bricks and mortar … Any ideas of how to check for stock without going into bricks and mortar stores. Other than Halfords official website which isn't worth diddlysquat :-( Thanks


hey fat biker Halfords consumer website stock levels are wildly inaccurate. Some friendly store staff when you phone will look up areas outside their cachement. Otherwise you have to go instore That pic I posted was a screen shot of a Halfords stock check teminal , the barcodes make it a doddle at helping locate stock esp if they're no longer visible on the consumer website
If you wish, pm me your area or your general postcode I can make some enquiries
In the meantime here's a pic ( below) of what it looks like
cheers


http://i61.tinypic.com/m7xh00.jpg

The 105 is indeed step up from the Garmin Edge 200 - the 105 is basically on a par with the Garmin Edge 500 when it comes to functionality.

As mentioned the Edge 200 has a courses function which can be used to follow a basic breadcrumb trail (line on screen) which represents a course which you have created and uploaded to the device. The 200 does not have maps installed. A demo of the courses function is on YouTube here: youtu.be/V9N…xZU on this channel: youtube.com/cha…WXA which has videos for many of the leading cycle GPS.

darklight

hey fat biker Halfords consumer website stock levels are wildly … hey fat biker Halfords consumer website stock levels are wildly inaccurate. Some friendly store staff when you phone will look up areas outside their cachement. Otherwise you have to go instore That pic I posted was a screen shot of a Halfords stock check teminal , the barcodes make it a doddle at helping locate stock esp if they're no longer visible on the consumer websiteIf you wish, pm me your area or your general postcode I can make some enquiries In the meantime here's a pic ( below) of what it looks like cheers


:-( Sorry I took so long Darklight I am new to HUKD and can't see how to PM you from the Android app. Deals probably long dead by now but thanks for offering

Fatbiker

I picked one up today for £39.99 in my local Aldi
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