Your smartphone can be a powerful navigational tool, whether you have cell service or not.
The touchscreen Edge 810 rovides navigation and advanced training capabilities for the dedicated cyclist. It connects through your smartphone to access live tracking, social media sharing and weather. The 810 works with detailed street or TOPO maps for navigation when touring, commuting or doing other activities. Its GPS capabilities provide accurate data and navigation capabilities…
Portable Emergency AA Battery Charger Extender suitable for the Garmin EDGE 500 This comes highly recommended by other randonneurs. I wonder if it works with the Edge 810? http://www.gomadic.com/garmin-edge-500-portable-aa-battery-extender.html Andrew Mead says: I start with the Gomadic plugged in so the Edge draws external power first and doesn’t put the AAs into a high current…
DC Rainmaker has a mine of information on his site. The latest tip I have come across is how to set up a personal startup message on a Garmin Edge.
Ridewithgps are about to begin using a new elevation calculation method that provides more accurate figures. Additionally, all existing routes and rides will be updated to use the new calculations. It will be interesting to see how they will compare with others such as OpenRunner which often shows much lower estimates.
Looking for a new computer and not sure which one will meet your needs? This review by DCRainmaker might help
Garmin’s Etrex series of GPS units are used by many people in preference to their cycling-specific Edge devices because they are robust and take replaceable batteries. If you want to know how to set it up a Garmin Etrex 20 or 30 GPS for randonneuring, Francis Cooke has a very useful guide.