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Good Set Up for Edge 305
Got my Edge 305 and it seems to be working great. Any suggestions about the "best" data to be visible or what mode to leave it in during the ride? Some seem obvious, but there is so much data and so little time....lol
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Less is more
No matter what you display, all the available data can be viewed at home. With this in mind, I keep it very simple. Speed, distance, avg, max... that kind of stuff. On my road bike profile, I also use a cadence and HRM, so i display those as well.
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Keep in mind you have two screen choices that toggle with the Enter button. I use:
Time - Heart Rate
Distance - HR Zone
Speed - Elevation
Sunset - Time of Day
Heart Rate (large)
Speed - HR Zone
Sunset - Time of Day
I had cardiac catheterization on Halloween 2005 with 2 stents, so HR is my main priority, as you can see.
I keep suset time displayed cause I ride from and to home, and I tend to like to watch sunsets, so I get back into town while it is dangerously dark for cars to see me. In fact, I now carry small Fenix P2D-ce with TwoFish LockBlocks and CatEye red blinky in my CamelBack if I am out in the afternoons.
Originally Posted by slocaus
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Always great input, slocaus!
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On my 305 I keep the following data showing:
Screen 1: (7 data fields displayed)
Heart Rate : Gradient %
Time of Day : Riding Time
Distance : Current Elevation
Screen 2: (8 data fields displayed)
Avg Heart Rate : Sunset Time
Calories : Current Heading
Avg Speed : Total Ascent
Max Speed : Total Descent
This works for me. Since I don't use the HR monitor much, I may reconfigure. That is one of the cool things about the Edge - very easy to do that! Play with it and find what works for you on your rides/training or whatever you want to call your time on the bike!
If you want to display even more information, you can leave the 305 in its display "editing" mode on the screen you want to change and it keeps a live display of your info at all times. Have used it from time to time toggle back and forth in one of the "boxes". kinda silly but occasionally useful. wish it had continuous display of lat and long.
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That is exactly what I did for the first rides until I determined what data fields I wanted to display! Great advice!
Originally Posted by red-haze.com