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hmmm.............. not sure about this
on 31 March 2014
My main gripe with this is the battery run-time. Following a gpx track I get a run time of around 8 hours - that is with the backlight set at just above half, 15 secs backlight time, compass switched off and mainly veiwing the data screen. This is way way below the manufacturer's claims and claining a 17 hour runtime seems a bit of a deception.
Routing - it follows gpx tracks quite well. It will warn you of aapproaching junctions and display the map from the data screen which is handy and good - but it does 'miss' some junctions/turns so you cannot rely on that and need to keep veiwing the map to ensure you are on the right route.
Following a gpx route - well, that is just a joke and the unit will take you on the most bizzarre detours and simply will not follow your chosen route no matter where you put waypoints when planning the ride.
Saying that I like the unit but it is no use for me if it will only run for 8 hours - I need it for riding long distance audaxes and it needs to run for 10-12 hours - which lets face it is still well below the manufacturers claimed runtime.
It gets 2 stars from me because of the dodgy battery and the chaotic detours if following a gpx route