Review Garmin Edge 810

Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
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Not a review. Here's the Garmin product page.

So...

ME: Before I purchase can you tell me whether the track recording problem in the Edge 800 has been fixed in the Edge 810? I refer to the problem with the Edge 800 crashing catastrophically after a 400 km ride and requiring a factory reset. I know this only affects a small number of users. But I think it should have been fixed by now and have been disappointed that successive firmware updates have not addressed it. Thanks

Seven days later...

GARMIN ASIA: Thanks for contacting GARMIN corp. Your mail has been forwarded on to us from Garmin International. I am happy to help. The Edge 810 is a new device and isn't based on the Edge 800 software. Please let me know if I may be of further assistance.

ME: * thinks :confused: & :confused: *

ME: Thank your for your reply. It doesn't really address my concern, so I will phrase it another way: What is the maximum distance that can be recorded in a single activity on the Edge 810?

Seven days later...

GARMIN ASIA: Thanks for contacting GARMIN corp. It had to do with following a course, and from what I can find it is still being looked into. If we find out anything else I will let you know.

ME: * No wiser. Wondering whether they can transfer my enquiry back to an actual Garmin R&D engineer instead of some salesman in Taiwan *
 

jdd

Maximum Pace
Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
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I've contacted them a couple times. My inquiry to the US site is always bounced to asia--I guess location trounces language (and service).

They just don't care, or are clueless about the world, or have that peculiarly US-centric view about how the world should be and should work.
 

onm

Sep 2, 2009
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I have one in my possession now.

What tests do you want me to run on it?
 

onm

Sep 2, 2009
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Crashed 4 times today, turned itself off, and lost the cadence - speed meter twice.

Nice OS update, Garmin...
 

theBlob

Bokeh master
Sep 28, 2011
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What I've noticed about the 810 is this it seems to be very generous in its elevation calculations!
Maybe I should get one!