Just joined the forum so excuse any protocol muck ups.
I have an Iphone but am thinking of getting a Garmin so that I can get a SatNav and GPX compatibility. I want this to go on long journeys and not be constantly stopping. There's also the battery life thing.
I'd be really interested to see if anyone has any views
I've created a course for my Garmin 200. I tend to head out on a particular road, then ride a loop which comes back to that same road, which I then ride in the opposite direction until I reach home. However, for Garmin, this seems to be a combination of 'loop' and 'out-and-back' course types.
I've created the course as a loop, but when I hit the road to come home, the distance stops increasing, so my course isn't complete. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Basically my girlfriend and I both have GPS units. I have a Garmin and she has a Bryton. We have supposedly downloaded all the latest software off the respective websites, but when we try uploading the information to a Mac the remote drives disconnect. Apart from the disconcerting messages about damage to the device it is incredible frustrating. When I upload to a PC I have no problems. I used to be able to use Windows on my Mac (using parallels) to upload, but due to a software update this is no longer possible.
Just looking for some advice and tips on navigating. I've only been cycling for a year now but am finding when i go on longer routes (therefore in unknown areas) i keep having to stop and look at a map/end up on a motorway!
Just wondered how others follow a route, find a route or make up a route as they go!
At present ive tried taking a map but memorising key roads/features; making concise notes and a)sticking to top tube b)writing up my arm!
Am considering a top tube case with a clear panel for my phone?
Since having bought a Garmin Edge 500 last March I have since had to replace my speed/cadence sensor in August as it was not reading cadence or speed.
My speed/cadence sensor has just broken again! I am getting cadence but no speed. This means that it could cost me an extra £50 (minimum) a year to keep speed and cadence data!
Anyone else experience similar problems?