Garmin’s focus on GPS navigation technology for automotives is globally recognised. However, more recently the company been expanding their range across diverse markets; including marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and aviation.
There is no better way their determination to excel in these markets has been shown than through the Edge 800, the first touchscreen GPS bike computer. The Edge 800 features a built in base-map, which can track distance, speed, location and ascent/descent and hence accurately measures navigation and performance. The base-map shows all major roads and cities, and is compatible with Garmin’s microSD cards. Furthermore, with HotFix(TM) satellite prediction, the device is able to calculate and track your position faster: so you can rest assured the reliability factor is high on the Edge 800.
Easily attached to the front of the frame, the stylish, sleek device is the perfect companion for touring, commuting, pro-cycling and mountain biking. All you need to do is select a destination, and the Edge 800 will guide you there with turn-by-turn navigation. And if you’re up for an adventure, explore the Garmin Connect(TM) site for millions of routes recorded by other cyclists.
It is evident that a significant amount of research and development has gone into the Edge 800, the newest model of a six-model cycling line. Garmin has used some of the superior features of the earlier Edge 500 and Edge 705, and expanded these features to include a large, bright display for easy viewing to brand new GPS navigation technology unseen on any previous GPS device.
Valued at $649, the Edge 800 is worth a closer look. www.velosophy.com.au