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I don't have any experience with that particular unit, but I do have a Garmin Oregon 450, which is a "hiking" GPS, but I find it works great for cycling. I've found there's 2 important things to getting a lock on satellites. First, as you mention, is a clear view of the sky. The second important thing is don't move. The faster you are moving the more ...


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Use Bike Route Toaster and make sure you are using Open Street Maps Cycling version ("Open Cycle Map). As part of the route finding options under Open Street Maps there is an "Avoid unpaved roads/paths" I have successfully used Bike Route Toaster with a Garmin 800 in the past. I planned out a 1000 km journey across Norway on back roads, gravel (eek!) and ...


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You're only going to experience roughly a 10%, (maybe 20% max) loss of battery life. Unless you're planning on frequent century or all-day rides, the difference is relatively negligible. The average use case, a commute to and from work, or the average 4 hour group ride, won't see any difference because the battery life will go from about 8 hours on a full ...


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Is it possible to upload tracks to Strava? Yes, you can upload your tracks to Strava. If your device is connected with Garmin Connect, there is an option to automatically upload your tracks after they're synched with the Garmin platform. https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216918057-Garmin-and-Strava If you don't want to connect your device to ...


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The map screen will show you your location, you aren't required to choose a route, routes are just big feature of the edge touring that Garmin focused on for that line.


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You can disable popular segments in Strava under Dashboard -> My Segments: Then as long as you don't star any segments none will be synced to your device.


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I personally use a Garmin Edge 810 which can connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone and then automatically upload rides to Garmin Connect. The auto-transfer from Garmin Connect then allows your ride to appear in Strava almost immediately, however, this isn't without it's short-comings. As per my comment on Mac's answer, I have found the auto-upload ...


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Ever had that "this has to.... be the top.... oh sh$%.... it's a crest.... there's more...." feeling. Knowing altitude lets you pace your climb and arrive the the top without over (or under) doing it. Imagine riding flat roads without knowing speed or distance - it can be done, but to maximize training effort or race performance you need to know speed/...


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I'm basing this on my 810 but I assume they're similar. You can create a new profile for riding on the turbo. For each profile you can select which sensors are used. If you turn off GPS and turn on cadence and speed (and HR if you have it) you can use it indoors. You might need another sensor to pick up wheel speed if you only have a cadence sensor. A ...


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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 ...


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This works with firmware 5.0. From the start screen, click the "folder" icon on the bottom left Click "Strava Live Segments" Click the Menu button on the bottom right (the three rows) Click "Disable all"


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Yes A comment below made me wonder could a planned turn off be different to a random turn off like my original answer below. So a quick test this morning and... if you turn it off through the button on the side when you turn it back on you will have the Discard and Save option. Press home, navigate to the trip screen again and your ride is ready to ...


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Can you record multiple rides on Garmin 500 Yes you can record as many rides as there is room on the internal memory. Once you have completed a ride hit stop, then hold the lap/reset button for 3 seconds to get the unit to save the ride and reset the screen. This will save the ride as a .fit file on the unit (Figure 1). The Garmin 500 is an older unit ...


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It is probably worth switching on the device as soon as you start heading home, even if you are inside a building. While it may not acquire a lock inside, the signal might be strong enough to download some of the data the device has to acquire, meaning it locks quicker once you reach clearer skies. It's also worth bearing in mind that acquiring a GPS ...


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Garmin do not publish the firmware or provide support for community modifications, and actually seem to be killing off the one community feature they had allowed (the ability to use non Garmin maps) in some areas. My advice - buy another device for the other bike, or just accept that navigating through 5 menus isn't really that bad:-)


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Historical Contingency Looking to history earlier versions (e.g., Garmin Edge 305 and Edge 705) came with barometers for elevation. This was long before Strava, and during a time when you did all the analyses on your own computer. Some analysis software supported getting elevation data from other sources, others didn't. And at the time accurate and free ...


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The Garmin Edge 510 can use bluetooth to pair with your smartphone. Then when you save a ride on the garmin, it'll automatically upload immediately.


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It seems others were having this same issue and it turned out to be the torque not being set to specs (Garmin recommends a torque of 25 to 30 lbf-ft (34 to 40 N-m). In my case, I had skipped a step in the Wahoo calibration. Here's the fix: 1.) turn your pedals 1 rotation so that the pedal pods blink 5 times in a row (this means garmin is ready to be ...


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Yes, you can do this with your Edge 820. You need to pair the Kickr Core to the Edge 820 using the sensor type “Indoor Trainer”. Menu > Training > Indoor Trainer > Pair ANT+ Bike Trainer You can “re-ride” a previous activity recorded on your Edge 820 indoors - the Kickr Core will adjust its resistance based on the elevation recorded in the activity. To ...


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Garmin Connect Edge 1000 has Wi-Fi which can auto-upload to Connect - and subsequently to Strava. But the simplest solution is to use your phone? - however this has the disadvantage of draining the battery on it. So probably best used for those shorter training rides.


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Yes, you should be able to use a Garmin Oregon that way. A Garmin Oregon can do almost anything that a Garmin Edge (GPS bike computer) can do. The exact details will depend a lot on exactly which Oregon and Edge models you're comparing. Most of the current Oregon models actually can connect to a heartrate or cadence sensor via ANT or Bluetooth. They can ...


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You can also call up a pre-generated route and turn off the turn-by-turn directional functionality, thus just showing your location and relationship to the route. This has worked reasonably well for me.


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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.


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I find when climbing that horizontal speed is fairly meaningless but vertical speed can be quite helpful for keeping you going and/or interesting. When you know a climb is 1000m and your computer says whatever-kmh, you've no idea what that means without maths and knowing the gradient, 1000vmh means an hour to go, 500vmh, 2 hours... and so on.


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I am not aware of a way to do this using just the Garmin unit. However, if you have a computer handy, then you can upload your ride to one of the many GPS cycling sites (for example, http://ridewithgps.com/ works well for this). Once the ride is online, you can reverse the route using tools on the website. You'll want to then verify that everything is as ...


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On your 520 device, enter MENU, then TRAINING, then STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS. Open SEGMENT OPTIONS, click on Enable/Disable, then select Disable All.


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Googled for the manual: https://static.garmin.com/pumac/Oregon_7xx_OM_EN.pdf Look for the 'Connected Features' section. The device will upload to Garmin Connect on a smartphone, which will synch with Strava. You will definitely be able to synch your activities to Strava. I couldn't find anything about displaying segments. Also see: https://support.strava....


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Are you sure you have enough free space on the Garmin for a 85 MB file, even after removing the old map file? The Edge 520 has very limited storage of around 100 MB. That is also used by the stored activities, which can take dozens of megabytes if you never remove them. I have used a 88.5 MB map loaded from the same site on my Edge 520, but I had to remove ...


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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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Interesting question. I don't know if there is a better way but I can offer a couple of suggestions. There's a thread over on BikeRadar where someone is wanting to stitch two FIT files together, there's a suggestion to convert to TCX then manually merge the files using a text editor. http://training.bikeradar.com/forum/longest-day-road-challenge-324/...


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