Confusion about Garmin units.

mikelskas Posts: 57
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi guys,

I am looking for a Garmin (or maybe another GPS device) that will allow me to create a route on the computer at home, download it to the GPS unit and use it to reach my destination. I would also like it to be able to sync with a cadence sensor and heart rate monitor.

I am getting confused though between all the different units available.

Max spend on a unit is £200. Possibly more if its justifiable. At the moment I use a Cateye VC wireless which I really like. ... r-ec023342

But I want to start riding futher and to monitor my training/riding more closely.

Any help would be grately appreciated.
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  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    do you want to be able to see an actual map on the screen, or just a follow a bread-crumb trail?

    If its the former you need a (s/hand) 800 if its the latter then you could get a new 500 (just, probably)
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  • nawty
    nawty Posts: 225
    £200 will get you a Garmin Edge 500 with cadence sensor and HRM - all the data you'll ever need.
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