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    13,474 ft versus 14,242 ft

    I just rode and pushed my bike to the top of White Mountain in eastern California. At 14,242 ft it's the third highest peak in California. But my new Garmin Edge 500 measured only 13,474 ft, which is off by 768 ft or about 5%. It has barometric correction. Is this an acceptable amount of inaccuracy? Should I take it back to REI?
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    5% off is typical. the Edge models use an auto calibration method that has a bit to be desired, IMO.

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    As a measuring device the edge 500 works best with a 2nd measuring device to confirm accuracy
    Worst garmin ever

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