Hi All, so I've got an old Garmin 305 Edge which is getting a bit screwy. Thinking of replacing it with the 500.
I have 2 main beefs which I'm hoping will be resolved by upgrading...
1. 305 dies/locks up after being plugged into a computer OR if charged for too long (this happens semi-frequently).
It could be mostly charged and I plug it in to sync, then the next time I go to use it it's totally dead. I end up having to do a soft reset, then carefully monitor it's charging so it doesn't 'overcook' itself and die/lock up again as a result. Reading on the web this seems a pretty common issue with the 305.
Hoping Garmin resolved this with the 500, thoughts?
2. Doesn't recognise the Duotrap speed/cadence sensor on Trek.
I know the Duotrap is working fine but the 305 refuses to connect. Tried everything. Does anyone have a successful 500/duotrap combo working?
Thanks all! Looks like there's some pretty good deals on Bike Exchange for the 500 head unit.
Ive been running a Garmin 500 for last 2 years and am fairly happy with it. Note Im using the Garmin cadence/speed amd heart rate sensors. There have been a few minor issues:
1. auto shutoff had to be disallowed as unit was shutting down mid ride. Not a big issue for me.
2. Initially I had issues updating firmware via my Mac laptop. This problem appears to have been fixed.
Hey so what do you sync your garmin to on the Mac... I've been using Ascent, but am interested in what else is out there...
...Or does everyone just use Strava these days??
I log into the Garmin website....mainly to update firmware on the Edge and also on my Car GPS. I used to upload rides but I was so ashamed of my pathetic stats I stopped :(
:) Martin, I could relate to that, if I had a Garmin.
If you want to save yourself a dew dollars im acutally selling my second hand one with speed/cadence sensor and heart rate strap. If your interested let me know and Ill forward you a link to some photos of it. Great condition just dont need it anymore...
Let me know
Hello, I am not running a Gamin at all, Stava via android and Suunto HR moniter which I have been using for a couple of years. ( but too many issues in trying to link the data together!!) I am also lookng in to trading up to a Garmin 500 let me know what you find out that would be great.....incidently Bike Express ( Halifax St) have a Garmin 500 bundle on their online store for about $350 at the moment