Re: Garmin recommendations.

Jennifer Reungchai

Hi Donna,

I know your question was for Garmin but the wahoo has been a very reliable and easy bike computer to use as well. It has extremely good battery life and the screen is more saturated than the Garmin so the data is more viable to see even at any light angle. I also enjoy the simplicity of editing the data pages on my phone by instead of pushing the buttons on the small computer. I’ve had mine for over 3 years and it is still good as new. I’m not sure if Garmin has this feature but the wahoo has a simplified topagraphy image so I can tell how far along I am on a climb so I can pace myself better. 

Best regards,

On Sep 17, 2020, at 12:42 PM, West Kurihara via <wkurihara@...> wrote:

Hi Donna, 
Lots of good advice on this thread.  I would definitely advise against the 520+.  Read dcrainmaker’s review of the edge 530 and it becomes readily apparent.  I replaced my edge 520 with the 530 mainly because of lack of memory for more complex routes and slow processor performance for navigation.  I actually love my previous garmins, edge 500, 520, but they were just getting too old and not able to keep up with the navigation capabilities of newer computers.  

Anyhow, the battery life is excellent and I especially like the WiFi capability and automatic ride download to Garmin Connect=>Strava.  

There are lots of other feature I like, but as Jay says, it just works and works well.  I’ve owned garmin edge 130, 500, 520, 530 and a couple of Lezyne super micro computers.  All of them had their quirks but I must say that so far, the edge 530 has been the least quirky so far with a really rich feature set and lots of flash memory (16GB) so it should e be good for many years of use.
That’s sort of a sideways complement for Garmin.  


On Sep 17, 2020, at 08:38, Jay Gilson <jaymgilson@...> wrote:


West pointed me to the 530 and I have been very happy with it... it has a great battery life and it works... I had a touch screen and ultimately I did not like it especially in the winter with long finger gloves... the 530 is controlled with buttons.  I strongly recommend this unit over the 520+


On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 7:07 AM Donna Luporini Kaplan via <> wrote:

My Garmin Edge 500 has stopped working so I am in the market for a new one. I will probably go for a 520 Plus, but I am open to recommendations for one of the 800 or 1000 series if one of those seem worth the price. Pros? Cons? Opinions?


Feel free to reply just to me, luporini@..., and if anyone wants to hear responses, just let me know.




Donna Kaplan

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