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    garmin edge 800 temp readings

    i have a edge 800 which has the temperature reading on it. i was curious how accurate everyone thinks this is. it seems to be consistently higher then what i see on the online weather sites for that same day and time.

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    It's black and the sun is shining on it?

    It's more accurate on cloudy days and at night, although the display and other electronics generate a little bit of heat as well, I suspect.

    Otherwise, it makes you feel more badass on hot summer days and less badass on cold winter days.

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    It runs a little hot when in direct sun. But official temperatures are usually from airports and not on the trails. When on an open rocky trail the temperature is often much higher than reported.

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    garmin edge 800 temp readings

    Real temp is measured in the shade without the radiant energy from the sun. Mine does the same thing. Keep in mind that that radiant energy is beaming down on you too, so your Garmin is trying to tell you to stay hydrated.

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    I noticed in winter that mine reads 2-3 degrees lower than what my truck says when driving to the ride . And my buddy's is always a couple of degrees higher than me.

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    garmin edge 800 temp readings

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyjack View Post
    I noticed in winter that mine reads 2-3 degrees lower than what my truck says when driving to the ride . And my buddy's is always a couple of degrees higher than me.
    Any bike computer is reporting the temp inside the case. And a few degrees of variation is normal, device to device and even minor location changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Any bike computer is reporting the temp inside the case. And a few degrees of variation is normal, device to device and even minor location changes.
    yep. I just assume that at night, mine reads about 3 degrees low. Can't say how accurate the daytime temps are.

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