I am sitting on the edge of temptation at the moment as to whether or not to blow $308 on an Edge 500 pack (with HR & cadence) from Wiggle. It seems like a really good offer (love the 800, but sadly can't justify stretching to $553). Now before you all dive in and say "do it", lets see why I need one... or do I?
I have a computer that does most bikey things, including temp
but, it freaks out from time to time with my light, & the mount is a bit dodgy..
I have a polar HR watch
but, that's 10 yrs old now and the straps about to break...
I have an altitude watch
but, it doesn't show gradient...
So I'll gain by having these all in one device, plus a few xtra features like cadence, which I've never had... all good I hear you say! BUT it's still 308 bucks which is a fair hit in these cash challenged times... so what I want to hear is any personal experiences that might sway me one way or another....
Now I've read the reviews so know about broken mounts, battery life, good but not great software.... and the HR & cadence graphs I've seen posted look as useful as tits on a bull.
I'm going to pull off the manual tonight and have a scour thru it and see if I 'really' need one.
minimal - I only had to recharged it twice in the last 11 months using the wall charger , most of the time it gets charged by using the USB cable when I hook up the unit to the iMac to upload the stats
If one was cycle touring, how many days of data could you store? How long before it needs recharging if not near a PC to download data?
Claimed battery life is 18 hours, I think a tad less than that depending on backlight and how often you change screens etc.