Garmin Edge 800 with City Navigator Europe

cycladianpirate
cycladianpirate Posts: 122
edited February 2011 in Road buying advice
I've been trawling the web trying to find a screenshot of this particular map but to no avail. Wondered if anyone out there in Radar Land has first hand experience of using this particular set-up.

How does it compare with, say, Google Maps?

Thanks for any help.

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,518
    go here...

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=6299

    click "view map"

    click "Click to view a detailed, interactive map."

    you'll get the real map to explore

    not as detailed as google, but no internet connection required

    i've used it round europe, found it very handy/comprehensive, only tried the autorouting in uk but was pleasantly surprised to find it recognises postcodes
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Thanks for that SunGod. Weird - when I searched on the Garmin website it directed me to the 2009 version and just told me it was discontinued!!

    Am I right in assuming that, when you create a route using Bike Hike or Map My Ride it converts it to this format? It's just that I like to head down country lanes whenever possible and most don't seem to be shown (which, given it covers the whole of Europe, is hardly a cause for complaint!!)
  • Have been using this setup since December and it has all my local country lanes right down to the single track ones. It depends to what level you have the map zoomed in as to what is shown but it really is an amazing bit of kit.

    I use it mainly to navigate around a route which I have already uploaded from Memory Map but you can also just input where you want to go and it will sort the quickest route just like a car satnav.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,518
    Thanks for that SunGod. Weird - when I searched on the Garmin website it directed me to the 2009 version and just told me it was discontinued!!

    Am I right in assuming that, when you create a route using Bike Hike or Map My Ride it converts it to this format? It's just that I like to head down country lanes whenever possible and most don't seem to be shown (which, given it covers the whole of Europe, is hardly a cause for complaint!!)

    on the gps you can also set how much detail is shown, i don't think the web demo has this adjustment

    set for maximum detail it shows far more than i've ever needed

    you can load gpx files with routes, haven't tried these websites but it is a common format so i'd think they'll export rides to gpx
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny