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Great little unit but with one major flaw,
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Great little unit if you're wanting to train correctly and plot your routes.
The main reason behind my purchase of the 800 was so that I could plot really complicated routes for training and also the routes for sportives.
Another great feature is all the stats that you can get - great for looking back at my race stats, which helped me identify the key areas in a race where I needed to improve.
Easy to set up and easy to customise to your different bikes.
I know a lot of people below have said that it can be compicated to use, but no more so than modern day smart phones.
If you're ok with them on a daily basis, then you'll find the 800 no problem - I had mine up and running within mins.
Also, I was a bit wary about buying this product after readng about it failing during slight to heavy rain.
Well, I used mine during one of the heaviest downpours that I have ever raced in and it was fine.
My top tip for rainy use - wrap a bit of cling film round it. You can still use the touchscreen no problems and it keeps out the water.
I'd give the 800 a five out of five if it wasn't for one slight manufacturer's fault that I have just discovered today.
I haven't used the unit more than 20 times due to the bad weather in Britain at the min.
But the on/off switch has started to fail on me. I am not heavy handed at all and have taken great care of this unit as it cost a fair old bit, but today I was unable to turn it on despite it being fully charged and working fine with my pc.
A quick internet search showed that these units have very cheap on/off switches, so if you are buying one just be sure to handle it with care.
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Initial post: 20 Jul 2012 09:58:53 BDT
DJB Steele says:
Cling film! Masterful. Genius. Brilliant tip. I just suffered waterlogged meltdown. The units are NOT waterproof. It is just luck that you survive a downpour. Garmin and Amazon can add a roll of clingfilm to each order ..... !
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