Garmin Edge 800 Listed

willbevan
willbevan Posts: 1,241
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
Hmmm,

Edge 800 listed on the garmin webpage

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID ... 3#specsTab

Product ID - 010-00899-00

Different to the 705 etc, no pics or anything just bare bone :)

Going to be watching this space :)
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  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Based on the spec it looks like its a 705 with 200 waypoint limit (instead of 100) and auto scroll!
    More problems but still living....
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    excellent - does this mean the 705 i want will go in the clearance sales?
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  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    No. Garmin's don't get cheap. Look how much it still costs to buy an Edge 205 or 305.
    More problems but still living....
  • willbevan
    willbevan Posts: 1,241
    as said above, doubt they will go cheap.

    Only time i've seen edges go cheap was at Halfords I think, 50quid for 205, 100 for 305 (stupid price for 205).

    Went very very quickly!

    Doesnt help the exchange rate went bad, I bought mine for about 230 about 2 years ago(Amazon.co.uk), and my club mates have bought them for around the same recently, but only by going to random smaller companies.

    Hopefully it will be more of an improvement than just waypoints and autoscroll (I never used autoscroll on my FR305)

    Wouldnt mind the HR graph as on the 500 (but ability to select power etc, but then its only a gimic)...

    Will wait to see :)
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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,544
    if the spec. is correct then it seems to be a 705 with trivial sw changes, otherwise hard to see how it can be exactly the same size and weight

    which is good, no risk of developing expensive 705 obsolescence pangs
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • markmod
    markmod Posts: 501
    Page has now gone??
  • hugo15
    hugo15 Posts: 1,101
    Yes the page seems to have gone for me too. I tried a search of the Garmin site but the link it gave me was dead.
  • moonshine
    moonshine Posts: 1,021
    hugo15 wrote:
    Yes the page seems to have gone for me too. I tried a search of the Garmin site but the link it gave me was dead.


    OOOHH! Conspiracy Theory!!!! someone in Garmin has now got the sack! :o
  • willbevan
    willbevan Posts: 1,241
    I can still access the page, defietly not cached as I am now home on a different PC.

    Hm looks like it also no longer has wireless data transfer with other units, been handy sharing gpx routes and courses via ANT+!
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  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    It did stop working, but it's working again now.
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  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    Looking forward to seeing this formally announced with pictures etc. This is exactly the pattern of events when the 605 and 705 came out. Fleeting glimpses on Garmin's web-site, then taken down when the webmaster realises his 'error' etc ;)
  • willbevan
    willbevan Posts: 1,241
    will have to be some good functional increases for me to upgrade, which I can't see happening, but we shall see!
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  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    Someone should've got a screenshot before Garmin pulled it 8)
  • willbevan
    willbevan Posts: 1,241
    there wasn't a picture of the unit when I posted up the link., only a feature matrix. very little difference from the 705, some things like waypoints increased and loss of wireless data transfers, we shall see :)
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  • 1_reaper
    1_reaper Posts: 322
    Hmmmm. Was going to get a 705. Shall i hold out for this model :? decisions,decisions :?:
  • chrisba
    chrisba Posts: 91
    if you google Garmin 800 you also get a link to the owners manual, which leads to "Document not available" message. It sounds like somebody put the stuff up too early, and it's been pulled by product marketing.

    I work in hi-tech product sales, and this kind of thing happens a lot, sometimes deliberately.

    Seems almost certain that there will be an 800, and fairly soon, but it might have been pulled because the product isn't as ready as they thought it was, or that they have decided not to market it after all for some reason. Or they might have decided to change the name to something else, so have pulled all the marketing materials until it's rebranded.
  • Jeff Jones
    Jeff Jones Posts: 1,865
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  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Looks good, but expensive.
    More problems but still living....
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    are there any actual dates for when these will be on sale?

    obviously it has to be soon, but i cant find it anywhere (not even to preorder)

    seems strange launching it towards the end of the season...although i guess xmas is around the corner.
  • Burton
    Burton Posts: 172
    I.W.O.O.T

    Now please!

    Anyone want to buy a perfectly good unmarked 705 that hasn't had any of the dramas that some people post about?
  • Gazzaputt
    Gazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    I've found my xmas present then.
  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    Mid October release, that's probably a US date, so we'll be lucky to get them before the New Year. But we shall see!
  • Jonr
    Jonr Posts: 73
    One of the big differences to me is the mapping. It can take a version of the ordnance survey landranger 1:50,000 and some 1:25,000. Much better than the existing topo maps that were available with the 705 that I'd read were pretty rubbish for anything of road. I was holding off buying the 705 as I had a feeling something like this would soon be available in line with there other treking offerings such as the dakota and oregon I think they're called.

    It would be good if they could add a phone, mp3 player, camera, web browser, games console, radio and pc etc then we could have just one do it all electronic device to carry around.
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  • I looked on the Amazon website and there saying 10th October for £399.99p.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Edge-Per ... 465&sr=8-1
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Read about the mapping and have already got GB Discoverer, stil not 100% that it works with my 705 though.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Bloody hell, it's heavy!!
  • Still want one :lol:
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Bloody hell, it's heavy!!

    Some error me thinks

    # Item Weight: 998 g
    # Boxed-product Weight: 454 g

    Thats because it comes loaded with software :lol:
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.