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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:00 pm 
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someone triggered me about these newer models. I don't know if it has been mentioned in old MSM before.

In short, I think they are more for road riding.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do? ... duct=10885

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EDGE 705
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:15 pm 
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Hopefully the newer models contain improvements over the old Edge. The Edge, although having the benefit of Sirf chipsets, are nowhere near the sensitivity of handhelds such as the CSx.

Conjectural alert but a friend of mine told me he put side by side up against the windscreen of a van travelling in the boondocks of Perak, the CS never lost signal ever. The 305 had intermittent breaks in reception.

I have the Forerunner and i would say the same on reception quality. Its great out in the open, but cycling under foliage and tree cover means really patchy reception. Nowhere near as good as the CSx.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:28 pm 
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adilothman wrote:
Hopefully the newer models contain improvements over the old Edge. The Edge, although having the benefit of Sirf chipsets, are nowhere near the sensitivity of handhelds such as the CSx.

Conjectural alert but a friend of mine told me he put side by side up against the windscreen of a van travelling in the boondocks of Perak, the CS never lost signal ever. The 305 had intermittent breaks in reception.

I have the Forerunner and i would say the same on reception quality. Its great out in the open, but cycling under foliage and tree cover means really patchy reception. Nowhere near as good as the CSx.


Your observation proves my sceptism about its use in mountain biking. I still think it's more suitable for road riding. Also, not using off the shelf batteries makes me having a second thought about getting one myself.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:21 pm 
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Those are cool! :rock: I'd love to strap on one if I ever own a bike..

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:47 pm 
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looks reli cool... I wonder if it is as slim as the pics perceive it to be...
I have tried to check if it has tracking abilities... but no such data available la...
anyone has inside info?

hmm... wonder how much would it be?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:20 pm 
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i sense my edge 305 going up for sale soon! Anyone interested? :p


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:21 pm 
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My 305 finally kicked the bucket in late October last year. Had a quick google round and found that the unit has been known to be problematic re:battery. There were many fixes on the net, including fixes provided by Garmin themselves - believe it or not - Garmin tells you just to press buttons together and in the right sequence. I personally know a few other who has problems with their units - with varying degrees of malfunction. So from this little sampling, i'd guess that QA and QC for this unit is :thumbsdown:

The buttons combo did not work for mine so i had it sent back to Taiwan - though it was out of the warranty period. In my case it was a motherboard malfunction and not worth fixing. Now it sits at home and displayed as a Kiasu-Looking-Watch which invariably gets ppl asking WTF it is.

I will get the 405 - stocks coming in after CNY. It lost some of the functions of the 305 but looks better and hopefully has better product QA QC in place.

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 Post subject: Garmin Edge 705
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:54 pm 
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Hi,

Contemplating 60Csx but I ride MTB and found out about the Edge 705. Anyone know if this model is good. What about topo maps? Is the unit reliable off-roading?

Cheers,

Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Edge 705
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:55 pm 
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jeffreyliam wrote:
Hi,

Contemplating 60Csx but I ride MTB and found out about the Edge 705. Anyone know if this model is good. What about topo maps? Is the unit reliable off-roading?

Cheers,

Jeff

Hi, maybe next time around, you can do a search on your inquiry before posting. I have attached the thread here for your reading, viewtopic.php?p=8753#p8753. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:17 pm 
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I have the 705 and I use it for MTB and it rocks

you can see how it works on the Hentam Ketam trail at Ubin here
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/5683656


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