dim wrote:Sweep wrote:dim wrote:get a Garmin Edge 830 or 520 and a powerbank
way way better than an E Trex
You don't say in what way they are better.
So not terribly educational for folk.
Or is this just one of those posts where folk shine a spotlight on - drumroll on - what they have?
the E Trex uses breadcrumb navigation, i.e. follow a line, There is no helpful routing, e.g. to the starting point of a track, nor is there any warning when deviating from the track default, you cannot be re routed if there is a road that is closed,
you cannot enter a postcode and get turn by turn directions .... loads more things that the e Trex cannot do and which are important
I own an old Garmin Edge 500 and hate it when I compare it to my Edge 1000
here's DC Rainmaker's review of the Edge 830 :
so my advice is that if you only want something for when you go hiking/walking/camping, the e trex is ok, but if you want to navigate on roads when you are cycling, save up and get a 'proper' satnav
It has to survive for a couple of weeks with doubtful access to charges. So the AA batteries matter. For backup and planning I will be taking a paper map too. One of us will have a smartphone tucked away that could be dragged out if necessary. And I am very good at remembering road layouts when I've been studying them, so all in all I'll be okay. I could probably put the device in my pocket and still find my way round okay. If anything it is an assistance. I won't rely on it.
I resent any tech stuff on bikes. I have it there grudgingly. Cycling for me is a way of getting away from that clutter.