I've Got a Garmin Gizmo


I've Got a Garmin Gizmo

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Garmin speed sensors , who uses them?

Started by Troy Collett. Last reply by CLP Mar 3. 2 Replies

I'm about to get a Garmin 500 & was curious as to who uses the speed sensors. I have heard diff stories about the accuracy of the GPS.Continue

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Which model do I get?

Started by Troy Collett Jan 25. 0 Replies

This year Im thinking of ditching the echowell computer I have been using & getting a garmin.Which model should I get?at the moment I use the strava phone app & find the data is a bit out from what my records & also what others recordContinue

Edge 510 Intermittent speed glitch

Started by Gillian. Last reply by Gillian Oct 3, 2014. 2 Replies

I thought I'd done a 90km ride a couple of weeks ago but my Garmin Edge 510 only registered 82.5km. Everyone else with Garmins scored their 90km on exactly the same route and some had 510s as well. I was the only one who had loaded the route into my gizmo and it was happily beeping and giving me detailed directions all day. Hmmmm. Got home and uploaded to Garmin Connect and Strava. Garmin Connect showed 82.5km, but happily Strava gave me the full 90km.Closer inspection of my data on Strava…Continue

Garmin announces additional features available on Garmin Connect

Started by Gus K Oct 3, 2014. 0 Replies

I noticed today that Garmin Connect has had another upgrade/makeover boosting the visualisation of gradient, bio data and mapping. The 'segments' feature is also improving.I haven't see it reported anywhere else, but found this on their blog.We’re excited to announce additional features for Garmin Connect, our free online community that lets…Continue

Tags: web, connect

Firmware v3.3 and courses/breadcrumb on Edge 500

Started by Dahondude. Last reply by Dahondude May 8, 2014. 2 Replies

I need to use the courses/breadcrumb function on my Edge 500 for a few rides in new territory, but its never really worked that well. I have no idea what firmware version my unit is currently working on, but wondered if anyone is using the latest firmware (v3.3) on an Edge 500 and have used the course/breadcrumb feature successfully?Thanks!Continue

Trouble uploading to Garmin Connect

Started by Andrea Woolger. Last reply by Scott Davis Feb 3, 2014. 1 Reply

I received a Garmin 800 for christmas and have tried to upload to Garmin Connect but my computer just keeps serching for devices.  Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong.  Also how do I enter a specific route into the Garmin so that i can follow it. ThanksContinue

Is the 510 really that borked?

Started by Matt Brennan. Last reply by Gillian Jan 1, 2014. 8 Replies

Or maybe its the 500.I have been doing some very scientific analysis of the climbing numbers on the 510 and 500 in Strava.This cumulated in a controlled study some two weekends ago.  Only riders initials have been used so the innocent dont need to feel ashamed of their climbing stats.Init   Garmin  m climbedMB   500     1020MBe  500     1027RS    510     1310LE    510     1145GG   510     1329MJ    510     1300All riders started at the same location and rode the same 100km loop.  Strava…Continue


Started by Brett G-R. Last reply by Big Block Dec 27, 2013. 1 Reply

I know theres an interest in video cameras of late, anyone interested in buying one may want to look at this one. it can also be remotely controled from your garmin 800, 810 & 510http://sites.garmin.com/virb/?lang=en&country=AUContinue

Tags: camera's, video

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Comment by Coppo on February 23, 2015 at 15:45

i just started using the active segments feature on the week end on my 510.  

it killed my HRM and Cadence... but moving on... i have tried loading the BETA 3.4.3 firmware and will test this week to see if it fixes it...as notes said...fixes some data fields not showing..

Loading the segments can be a painful process as they have to exist on garmin connect...FA segments on connect compared to strava..

Loading of segments routinely crashed...so some of them took a few loads to take..

segments actually works pretty well.... and i did get some PR's on strava by knocking a few mins of some of my routes..

1/ it announces when you are approaching a segment and gives you count down distance to start point

2/ whilst in that segment it kills off your normal screen and gives you a route map view.. with data fields of elapsed time, time behind ( red colour ) or time ahead  ( blue colour) and also distance to complete the segment.

i actually really really like it.. it could be a bit cleaner view ,,but it is functional... and wit hthe fields it has .. i really did push 110% effort to win my PR..

you can also go into the folder settings icon previous to starting a ride and enable/disable all or specific segments... if you don't want to use them.

I am a convert for sure to garmin connect "segments".


Comment by Gus K on August 4, 2014 at 22:42

DC Rainmaker says: Garmin announces automatic sync with Strava, MapMyFitness and Endomondo! Yup, as of now you can automatically sync your rides and runs straight from Garmin Connect to Strava, no cables required! Here's the skinny: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/08/automatic-mapmyfitness-endomondo...

Pity this doesn't sync with the Strava group. I'll cross post there.

Comment by Scott Davis on April 12, 2014 at 15:35

I tend to upload from my Edge 810 via iPad or phone to Garmin Connect at the end of a ride, then http://copymysports.com/ will copy it over to Strava while I have a shower.

Comment by Gus K on April 12, 2014 at 10:35

Garmin Connect's long expected makeover is now live (if you choose 'go modern). They'd be saying it was coming and I guess they've got it out before the northern summer. There was a story that they have been in discussions with Strava to combine their tool but it fell over and they went alone. It's hard to see it as a Strava killer. Probably more aimed at the amateur with a training plan.

Also in Garmin news they announced a new unit, the Garmin 1000 this week.

Bike Radar reports 'It will carry over many of the training features of the Edge 810 and the navigation features of the Edge Touring, as well as adding a few new options in a higher-resolution display.' ... more

There is new video featuring Garmin riders that shows off the live segment chasing capabilities of the 1000. These segments are not Strava segment, but Garmin Connect user segments (a whole lot of new KOMs up for grabs). These features are sort of part of the Strava iPhone app but the disconnect between the phone and a head unit probably didn't make it a worthwhile tool but with integration into a Garmin unit this could be a real competition for Strava.

Personally I like Garmin Connect and upload all my rides to it. Strava I don't maintain such a log.

The Edge 1000 features a 3in touchscreen display with full-colour 240x400 resolution, compared to the Edge 810's 2.7in display with 160x240 resolution. Claimed battery life is up to 15 hours.

The Edge 1000 will be available in the UK from May 2014 for £439 alone or £499 as a bundle.

Comment by Greg McConnell on January 21, 2014 at 9:23

Great suggestion Brett ... Now I have a really good excuse to get into the city

Comment by Brett G-R on January 21, 2014 at 8:03

@greg, garmin have stand at tdu, if you get a chance call in with your garmin and they can show you hands on, interesting replies on BNA, cheers

Comment by Greg McConnell on January 20, 2014 at 22:04

Thanks Brett .... Yes I have seen that pdf ... It's big on what the 810 can do, but not all that revealing about how  ... I've had "lock on road" off since day one

Comment by Brett G-R on January 20, 2014 at 8:43

@ greg,   http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/Edge810_OM_EN.pdf

page 10 may help, try turning "lock on road" off

Comment by Greg McConnell on January 20, 2014 at 7:26

Hi all ... Just purchased a Garmin 810 with Aus/NZ top maps. I have been able to work out how to record, navigate, upload rides etc. whilst using it in mainly default settings when road riding. However, recently I tried to record a ride which involved a mixture of roads, trails and unmarked bush-bashing tracks. When riding the tracks the Garmin was displaying messages I had not seen before ... For example "ready to navigate", even though I assumed it was operating in record mode (I had pressed the "RIDE" icon). - So can the 810 be used to record off-road rides? - And if so how?

Comment by Tim B on October 16, 2013 at 10:38
Thanks Richard, it was a little odd, glad i'm not the only one!

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