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Looking for the cheapest possible sat nav for cycling. I have considered using my mobile phone but the battery life is poop.

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Colin Peyresourde [1724 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm guessing you mean something that can guide you on a route, rather than something that tracks your ride?

If so I think the Garmin 800 or 810. Or the Bryton 50.

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iso2000 [42 posts] 2 years ago
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Garmin Touring, it has full mapping, even OS mapping and can be bought for £180.

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keef66 [68 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't do 'training' but I did want a sat-nav for the bike. Went for the Garmin Touring Plus, but it's not what I'd call cheap. Clever little gadget though.

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giobox [356 posts] 2 years ago
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A Garmin Edge 800/810/Touring/1000 etc is pretty much the only option. If you're more technically inclined you could try a Bryton Rider 60 too.

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Gareth W-R [40 posts] 2 years ago
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Mio 505 it has a great set of functions. A surprise me function that makes up routes for you depending on distance you want to travel or ride time. Clear bright display. HR monitor is comfy to wear. Does all that o want and IMO more user friendly ( and cheaper ) than the garmin. Plus it uses the new Bluetooth standard.

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Gareth W-R [40 posts] 2 years ago
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There's a review of the mio 505 on here. It has had a software update since the review too. Check DC rainmakers blog as he reviews it too

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BBB [409 posts] 2 years ago
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All you need for navigation is a basic Garmin unit like Etrex10.

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DaveG [51 posts] 2 years ago
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Got the Garmin Tourer myself, uploading routes to follow is pretty good. Not sure I've got all the settings right for the "get me home" and round trip. It seems very keen to send me on unmade roads and paths, which ain't what I'm after!

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bike_food [169 posts] 2 years ago
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The Garmin edge 200 will do it, no map & turn guidance though, you just follow a black line & are informed if you go off course. Battery life is amazing compared to full mapping devices. There are vids on youtube showing off many units in action.

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CXR94Di2 [1151 posts] 2 years ago
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I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin  1

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CXR94Di2 [1151 posts] 2 years ago
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I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin  1

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CXR94Di2 [1151 posts] 2 years ago
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I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin  1

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CXR94Di2 [1151 posts] 2 years ago
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I bought the 800 model very recently. I installed the free OSM onto a sd card for navigation. I got the 800 primarily as a training aid so I could monitor my cadence. Prior to getting a garmin I used my Galaxy Note 3 with sportstracklive app. I still use the app up upload my data from the garmin  1

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FMOAB [266 posts] 2 years ago
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Etrex 20 if you want long run time. You can get about 18-24 hrs out of two AA batteries and just stick a new set in if you need longer. Looks a little clunky in the hand, but when fitted to the stem of your bike, it looks much neater. Tried and tested by the audaxing fraternity. You should be able to pick one up for about £120, it's about another £15 for the bike mount.

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yhing [11 posts] 1 year ago
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Garmin Oregon 450 is a good compromise between functionality and price - its got a touchscreen and you can fill it up relatively easily with openstreetmap mapping.

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juanerasmoe [15 posts] 1 year ago
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bike_food wrote:

The Garmin edge 200 will do it, no map & turn guidance though, you just follow a black line & are informed if you go off course. Battery life is amazing compared to full mapping devices. There are vids on youtube showing off many units in action.

^this
The garmin edge 510 will do this too; no map, just a line to follow