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Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer

The Garmin Edge 810 brings you high sensitivity GPS with HotFix and comprehensive, customisable ride data with full workout, training and sensor capability to give you excellent feedback on your performance. It is a robust, water-resistant yet compact and lightweight device with a bring, high resolution, sunlight readable screen with touchscreen display designed especially for riding. What's more, the new Garmin Edge 810 brings you an enhanced, ride-specific UI with new Activity Profiles for easy transition between bike and riding types. You can also get connected via smartphone with the GarminConnect Mobile App thanks to the ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity. Further benefits include real time tracking providing accurate performance and location data as well as graphic representation of ride data, as well as instant upload and download. An hourly weather forecast will even be sent to your Edge! This Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer is the computer-only version of the Garmin 810 allowing you to purchase maps and sensors separately to suit your exact requirements.
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4 out of 5(80%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer
Review 1 for Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
slimslim
Country:United Kingdom
Age:Over 65
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Awesome kit, when it works

PostedJuly 28, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight
This is a great piece of equipment, wouldn't be without it now. I had problems with the first one I bought and sent back to Evans, they sent it to their tech department, and after just over a week, Evans replaced it straight away and delivered next day. Service is awesome, cannot fault it. Always helpful.
810 does so much, and havn't learnt everything yet.
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Review 2 for Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer
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5 / 5
5 / 5
ScottyG
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Paid for itself in one ride

PostedJuly 6, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pros: Good value, Good quality
I've had an Edge 500 for a number of years but some bullying from my boss persuaded me upgrade to the 810.
I am so glad I did, everything is a notch or two higher. The virtual partner is brilliant and will only get better as more Garmin Segments are made.
The sync with my Iphone is great and I run a website in the background to auto upload to Strava- brilliant.
I recently went over Bealach Na Ba and having maps, route profiles and masses of other info on hand was a lifesaver, it paid for itself during these 50 miles.
The Train and Race options are a little gimmicky ( I just use Train but could use Race for TTs) but if you are serious then the options are there. Battery life is great. 4 hours and 30 % use and that was constant changing pages.
Get one- it will make you "enjoy the ride"
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Review 3 for Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Andyc20
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Birmingham

Very good but not perfect

PostedJanuary 18, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Until I bought the Garmin I had been using the cyclemeter app on my IPhone which was great but the battery life on the phone meant that it quit on longer rides. Therefore I bought the Garmin 810. Comparing the software of the Garmin to iPhone with the Cyclemter app, the IPhone is interface is better, the Garmin is a step behind but is also very good if a little 'clunky'. I recommend it if you want recording over longer periods and connectivity to ant+sensors.
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Review 4 for Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer
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2 / 5
2 / 5
eeun
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great spec improvements BUT just doesn't work

PostedJune 6, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: great for training
Cons: poor navigation and routing, mixed garmin support
I bought this as an upgrade to my 800 and yes it's great for training and the live tracking and bluetooth connectivity ti the Garmin Connect app on smartphone is brilliant. HOWEVER,,, it just plain does not work for navigation and routing especially off-road or mountain biking.
Running firmware 2.5 hasn't fixed the issues and you'll be frustrated unless Garmin resolves these issues which it has not yet done. Check out the Garmin 810 forum before you buy this.
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Review 5 for Garmin Edge 810 GPS Computer
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Jie0000000
Country:Australia
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

A Fantastic GPC

PostedFebruary 28, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: none
Previously I tracked my rides with a Forerunner 610 and 810 is a fantastic upgrade.
Data recording is perfect recording every detail you might ordinarily need.
The various sensors (Heart Rate etc.) connect trouble-free.
Screen size is superb, though don't expect the resolution of an Apple iPhone 5. Garmin would do well to learn from Apple on this. Screen size was a big factor for me as my eyes are not what they used to be, hence waving goodbye to my fantastic Forerunner 610.
The Edge 810 battery life is great too - no complaints.
Touch-screen works flawlessly even when damp and cold and with gloves.
Uploading to Garmin Connect is seamless and instant.
Bluetooth is straightforward and solid. It connected with my iPhone 5 instantly and has never dropped out on me. I was worried about Garmin's use of Bluetooth 2.5 'talking' with Apple's Bluetooth 4. Garmin has plainly aimed at saving on chip cost.
I was also worried about battery drain with Bluetooth but I have been amazed how long the battery has been lasting even on long runs.
The Courses, Workouts and Profiles' options are fantastic and customisable. You are even able to compete against your fastest previous times using Virtual Partner and Virtual Racer. For all the details go here: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=160&pID=112912
The Edge 810 is a pricey accessory, however, if you have the cash and you need a solid GPC this is a top unit.
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