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Garmin Edge 800 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £400
inc VAT

It isn't cheap, but this cycling computer and satnav will ensure you get where you're going


You can import routes with various filet ypes including GPX and KML (the latter used by Google Earth and Maps), and edit the routes from there. Still, we’ve found that websites such as GPSies can be better as they use the OSM Cycle map, which highlights the best routes for cycling, and can automatically plot a sensible route between two points.

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Although the Edge 800 is expensive, it does everything a cyclist could want. Plus, its battery lasts long enough for all-day riding. Garmin claims it will last for 15 hours; after three hours of cycling, our unit still had 80 per cent remaining, so we can believe the claim. We’d love to see a firmware update to enable a UK English language option, better documentation and a more integrated analysis / route planning application, but we’ve yet to see a better satnav for cycling. For this reason, it wins an Ultimate award.

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Navigation softwareN/A
Map dataNavteq
Countries coveredEurope
Traffic informationN/A
Toll road warningyes
Roadblock avoidanceno
Speed camera alertsno


Typestandalone satnav
Compatible operating systemN/A
Viewable size2.6in
Native resolution160×240
Memory card supportMicroSD
Memory card included4096MB
Accessoriesbike mount, USB cable, USB charger, speed/cadence sensor, heart rate monitor
CCD effective megapixelsn/a-megapixel
Extrasthermometer, vibration alert, water resistant

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