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    off road gps

    My garmin edge 205 just bit the dust so I am after something new I ride all off road so my,(mostly at a state park near by) question is which garmin would be most suited for that type of riding I am looking at the 305, 500, 705 or 800, I liked the 205 but decided a HRM would be nice.

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    I only ride trails and I've had both the 705 and 800. The 800 is way better.

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    +1 on the 800. All I ride is off road, and the 800 does well for mapping.

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    I have a Forerunner 305, it doesn't have the log trails feature..

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    I was asking about the Edge line, & I believe what you have is the forerunner 310 and I think you can log the maps onto your computer using garmin connect

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    Quote Originally Posted by synnie View Post
    My garmin edge 205 just bit the dust so I am after something new I ride all off road so my,(mostly at a state park near by) question is which garmin would be most suited for that type of riding I am looking at the 305, 500, 705 or 800, I liked the 205 but decided a HRM would be nice.
    Get a used/reconditioned Edge 305.

    I had lots of satellite lock issues with the 800 (4 different units).
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I had lots of satellite lock issues with the 800 (4 different units).
    Acquiring at start-up or maintaining with reduced skyview?

    Or both....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Acquiring at start-up or maintaining with reduced skyview?

    Or both....?
    Both, and everywhere else, including in an open meadow on top of a mountain on a perfectly clear day.
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    Ok here is an update, a friend of mine gave me a forerunner 610 with the HRM I took it out on sunday & it worked really well my garmin edge 205 with a bust display is still able to work (just can't read anything but can transfer it to the computer) well I used them bot the 610 & 205 when I transferred the data everything was very close except the elevation gain it there was a difference of over 5,000 ft whats up with that the 610 was saying 2,520 while the 205 read 7,549?

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