Garmin Edge 810

by andycoventry   July 15, 2013  

A little help required from any Edge 810 owners would be much appreciated.

My edge 810 is a little temperamental to say the least, having used it mainly to follow courses I have noticed the following:

- Even on open roads it sometimes thinks its quite a way from the road so comes up 'off course'. I have the map upgrade card if this makes any difference.

- About half the time it tries to route the wrong way round roundabouts, and when you go the right way it again comes up 'off course'.

- If it comes up 'off course' and you continue to ride for too long it sometimes switches itself off and stops recording.

- On two occasions it has frozen, and I had to switch it off and switch on again, it continues to show the course but wont give directions.

- It seems to take an age to re-route when neccesary, sometimes up to about 5 minutes when its impossible to follow the course (it tried to take me yesterday through a private gated estate).

- It doesnt always provide directions at points where you would expect it to.

I know its only as good as the GPS signal but is this normal or is it me expecting too much from it?...

Or am I just using it wrong?.

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There's a number of threads about these issues and more on the Garmin forums:

No, you're not using it wrong, the 810 is a potentially great bit of kit, but it is buggy and the fixes aren't quick in arriving from Garmin. You may be able to glean some info here though.

posted by Claypole [10 posts]
15th July 2013 - 9:32


Thank you thats very helpful

Just had a flick through and it seems there are problems I am yet to experience. On the plus side at least its not just me.

Not really great from Garmin for their 'premium' product, lets hope they release updates soon enough.

posted by andycoventry [120 posts]
15th July 2013 - 10:05


There's a comprehensive "Master bug list" being built up as well - worth a read for 810 owners and potential owners:

It's far too long really.

posted by Claypole [10 posts]
16th July 2013 - 9:46


Having had issues with my Edge 200 recently Garmin recommended I make sure my software was up to date.
I installed the web updater (I think)

Having said that it sounds like the 810 may be rather buggy so not sure if that will make a difference.

posted by Marauder [260 posts]
16th July 2013 - 10:21