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    Good job! Garmin Edge 800

    I just picked one up for $279.99 with free shipping to the U.S.

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    Garmin Edge 800

    Good luck with that. I would not get another one even with a $400 rebate. The three (or was it four?) I went through could not hold a satellite lock.
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    I have 1200 miles on mine, and have not had one single issue. Not that it's not possible, but mine works perfect. Great price!

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    Mine sometimes takes a while to get a sat signal. Usually w/in seconds but every once in a while it'll take what feels like a min. Haven't lost signal while riding yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choeman View Post
    Mine sometimes takes a while to get a sat signal. Usually w/in seconds but every once in a while it'll take what feels like a min. Haven't lost signal while riding yet though.
    Every 800 I had (several replaced under warranty) would regularly and randomly drop connection even in an open field on a clear day. The Edge 305 in my pocket as a backup would work perfectly on the same rides.
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    No issues with mine. 2 months now.

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    Very few issues with mine after 2 years of use. It will only drop once in a while under heavy tree cover.
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    Very few issues with mine after 2 years of use. It will only drop once in a while under heavy tree cover.
    Have you compared the tracks with any other GPS units?

    The "best" warranty replacement 800 I had was still dropping out several times on every ride when the 305 never did on the same rides.

    Quickly sold that one and bought a few more 305s.
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    No need to compare to other GPSs because it tracks trails in North Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and Bellingham very well.

    Only thing I can complain about is that I drops out on a nearby stretch of road every time but only started doing this recently. Very odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bog View Post
    No need to compare to other GPSs because it tracks trails in North Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and Bellingham very well.

    Only thing I can complain about is that I drops out on a nearby stretch of road every time but only started doing this recently. Very odd.
    I can only say that having 4 different units over 18 months with the same basic issue points to a fundamental flaw in the design, especially when the Edge 305 and Oregon 650 worked fine on the same routes. Garmin acknowledged a problem but could do nothing to explain it or resolve it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I can only say that having 4 different units over 18 months with the same basic issue points to a fundamental flaw in the design, especially when the Edge 305 and Oregon 650 worked fine on the same routes. Garmin acknowledged a problem but could do nothing to explain it or resolve it.
    Shiggy, curious where you are and what firmware version you were using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand wedge View Post
    Shiggy, curious where you are and what firmware version you were using.
    Always the latest available. That is the first thing tech support tells you to do. I dumped the last 800 last Fall.

    Garmin would almost argue with me that there could not be a problem--until I would show them tracks from the 800 and the 305 from the same ride uploaded to Garmin Connect. That always resulted in an instant RA number.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/132777188
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/132777783

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/105314244
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/105313863
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    The latest firmware was this last February but the updates don't mention anything about satellite lock. Wishful thinking that the issues may have been resolved...

    I'll have to post my findings when I get a chance to pickup my order in Blaine next week.

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    I'd have to for the most part agree with shiggy on this one. Went from Edge 705 to 800 a while back and immediately noticed the lack of accuracy of the newer unit. I too contacted Garmin and had them ship a replacement unit but saw no improvement so kept the original one. I will say that my symptoms aren't as severe; haven't experienced loss of signal, but that could be due to geographical differences.

    Having said that, I recently picked up a 510 which seems to be much more accurate, but only when using the GLANOS along with GPS sattelites. But it too has it's own set of problems.

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