Garmin ?

The secret rider
The secret rider Posts: 812
edited March 2015 in Road buying advice
After yet another lost ride on Strava with Iphone app i think its time to investigate other options.

Dont want to spend a huge amount of cash, so looking for a garmin 200 ( new or used )

Not sure how the heart rate monitoring would benifit me just now but im new to cycling so happy to be corrected.

Anything else strava compatible worth considering ?

Comments

  • NeXXus
    NeXXus Posts: 854
    Nope
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • pastryboy
    pastryboy Posts: 1,385
    Just get the 200. Straightforward and reliable. If you're a beginner you won't learn much from the various sensors that go with the more costly models.
  • does the 200 work with a turbo trainer or is it pure gps based.
  • NeXXus
    NeXXus Posts: 854
    GPS only
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • NeXXus wrote:
    GPS only
    Ok thanks so to work with turbo i would need a 500 ?

    Dont have a turbo just now but thinking about getting one.
  • NeXXus
    NeXXus Posts: 854
    Yes, 500/510/800/810 or 1000
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • NeXXus wrote:
    Yes, 500/510/800/810 or 1000
    many thanks
  • forestnot1
    forestnot1 Posts: 244
    I have an 800 for sale :-)
  • forestnot1 wrote:
    I have an 800 for sale :-)

    If its edge 200 money I'll take it.
  • forestnot1
    forestnot1 Posts: 244
    £180? 2 and a half months old. A1 condition boxed, with brand new speed/cadence sensor, HRM, all mounts etc.
  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,602
    I'd rip his arms off at £180.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • forestnot1 wrote:
    £180? 2 and a half months old. A1 condition boxed, with brand new speed/cadence sensor, HRM, all mounts etc.
    PM sent !
  • forestnot1 wrote:
    £180? 2 and a half months old. A1 condition boxed, with brand new speed/cadence sensor, HRM, all mounts etc.

    pm sent yesterday, phoned once and two texts but no reply. :( take my money :) Ha!
  • bmxboy10
    bmxboy10 Posts: 1,958
    Will be selling my nearly new 200 next week as I am getting a virb elite for my bday!
  • jameses
    jameses Posts: 653
    Not sure how the heart rate monitoring would benifit me just now but im new to cycling so happy to be corrected.

    Just in case it is a factor in your decision, the 200 is not compatible with HRM or speed/cadence sensors, it's GPS only. It's also a hell of a lot better than repeatedly losing rides when using a phone to track you!
  • M1llh0use
    M1llh0use Posts: 863
    Just updated my 500 to a 510 so selling the 500/HRM/cadance sensor.

    The screen does have a scratch on it but it's not "new" money.

    Pm me if you want pics or more info
    {insert smartarse comment here}
  • zntrx
    zntrx Posts: 27
    IPBike + ANT+ phone + Topeak Drybag

    I use a Sony Arc S bought off ebay.

    Total cost for me was ~£55. Equivalent to a Garmin 800 but for size and battery life (longet I've gone is 2.5 hrs and battery was still fine).

    I use it with a Garmin HRM, Cadence and Speed sensors (the combined unit until it was stolen and now the individual ones).
  • M1llh0use wrote:
    Just updated my 500 to a 510 so selling the 500/HRM/cadance sensor.

    The screen does have a scratch on it but it's not "new" money.

    Pm me if you want pics or more info
    Pm sent