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Not all GPS devices are the same... It comes down to the antenna and what it is looking for. Garmin Edge 500 uses the US GPS satellites Garmin Edge 510 looks for both US (GPS) and Russian (GLONASS) satellites, typically resulting in a quicker lock. I have no experience with CatEye devices, but my Garmins typically take 20-30 seconds. It does take longer to ...
All of the Garmin/Cateye devices have similar GPS hardware and will take similar amounts of time to get a lock. I don't think upgrading to another device is going to help you there. Your cell phone is faster because it uses A-GPS, which uses the cell tower data stream to download GPS ephemeris and almanac data. I asked a question a while ago about how to ...
I can confirm that the garmin 910XT watch is also able to be recharged while recording an activity, the display changes to charging & its % so no information, the Garmin 500 cant be recharge as it will reset any activity unless there is a setting that I haven't seen.
DriKase and Drikase XL (for large phones or phones with cases) are good waterproof phone cases which mount to your stem and keep your phone dry while being able to operate it through the liner. It doesn't set it out front of your bars though. http://shop.alt-gear.com/c/bikase
You can get map files that work on Garmin devices (I haven't tried with Edge) from this site. You can select predefined areas (countries, provinces) of the world you want, or create custom selections of just your area. They generate a map of your desired area and send you an email when its ready so you can download it.
The Edge Touring comes with a preloaded "Garmin Cycle Map". This is based on OpenStreetMap, so you can check the OSM website to see how good coverage is for the areas you are interested in. In general, OSM is rather good for roads in most of Western Europe, and much of the USA. Many areas also have lots of cycle paths and trails mapped. It is often more ...
I got the Garmin Oregon 450 and it works great as a cycling GPS. Garmin sells a very good GPS mount for this model as well. It's a little bulkier than most of the cycling specific GPS Units, but for the price you pay, the features are way better then what you would get from one of the cycling models. It also supports loading on maps from OpenStreetMap which ...
The map-capable Garmin cycling units come with a solid basemap with the ability to add additional maps, and the Touring unit has a micro SD slot to make this even easier. Granted the maps that come with are good for a point of reference, I wouldn't recommend Garmin's maps for any substantial route finding. If you're trying to find a safe bicycle route ...
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