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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008

    Anyone with a Edge 605

    Having had an Edge 205 (which got damaged through my own fault) I was looking at the 605 for a replacement. I just don't need the capabilities of the 705 and the 605 without extras can be had in the UK for around £210... does anyone own one and would just like to give us some brief feedback and also, if at a later date I want to buy the maps (Europe Cities) on DVD where is the cheapest place to buy or are there better alternatives..


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    Aug 2008

    UPDATED... more of a mini review..

    EDGE 605: Well no one seemed to own one or no one wanted to admit to it, so I took the plunge and brought one.. and at £210 I feel that is good value for money.

    Well there is no point me going on about all the features or differences between this and the 705 as they are all documented enough already.., for me the extras that a 705 offer just do not stack up cost wise, plus I just donít need them..

    So this is just a little summary about how I feel about the 605. First off it is a bigger unit that my previous 205 but for me that makes it easier to read. It did not take me long to figure out how to set it up the way I want it.

    I have chosen to maximise the three screens I will use the most but there are at least another 2 or 3 which are aimed at the training side of things etc.

    My main screen shows me the most important stuff to me, speed, distance, lap distance, time of day and max speed. My 2nd screen has all the other major details. I have chosen, time of journey, cals burnt (doubt its accurate without greater input detail), avg speed, more distance and lap info and sunset and sunrise time (as I do love my night riding).

    I am guessing its got a better battery than my 205 and it seems to last longer between charges, but for me the two things that I really like on top of everything else, is when you first switch the unit on, it does not automatically turn the back light on, so you have to select it and at what level, but only when you want it, which in daylight is a great power saver.. but also you can set the display to auto day or night mode and this comes into play on the settings of sunset and sunrise and it is handy as the night display is that much easier to read on my night rides..

    So all in all I am pleased and I can not see any negatives in not getting the 705, which can be a good £100 more (depending on the toys).. so if anyone is on the look out for one, good olde Amazon might just help you out.. and post free too.. and I still have the Sat Nav section to play with..

  3. #3
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    May 2004
    Sounds like you are happy, I didnt need some of the 705 features and got a 500 instead and am happy as pie.

    Really if you are happy with the purchase, that is all that matters!

    Yes its retro but IT WORKS!

    8 Speed is great and V-Brakes rock!

    Ex-wrench...have a Question just ask!

  4. #4
    since 4/10/2009
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    Dec 2003
    I wanted HR, so I got a 705. The 605 works the same if you don't want the extra stuff, so most stuff you read about the 705 with the exception of HR, cadence, and power will be the same.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2006
    My lovely wife just bought me a 605.
    I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, looking forward to it though.

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