Follow our cycling routes using Garmin Edge GPS cycling computers

View routes for all embedded maps on this site at RideWithGPS.  Click on "share" and export as GPX or TCX files. Download the files to Garmin Edge 605, 705 or 800 for full turn to turn instructions and route map.

Garmin's newest offerings for cyclists are the Edge 605, 705 and 800 GPS enabled cycling computers. Similar in appearance to the earlier 305, these three gems now offer viewable maps in addition to turn by turn instructions and a viewable map. If you want a GPS on your bike solely for the purpose of navigating a route and basic bike computer functions (speed, distance), go with the 605 at approximately $100 less. The 705 adds barometric altimeter technology, wireless transfer of routes to cyclists near you, and the heart rate/cadence options. The color screens and map functions are identical on the 605 and 705. To make the Edge fully functional, you will also need the Garmin City Navigator North America NT microSD/SD card . The 800 series offers a touch screen instead of a toggle. The images below offer close-ups of the equipment and functions.

Garmin Edge 705 Deluxe Bundle Bike Computer - Time screenMap screen705 mounted to bicycleRoad bikingDistance and time screen

Garmin Edge 605, 705 or 800? The only difference other than price between the 605 and 705 is that the 705 can also calculate cadence, heart rate, and power. If you only want the Garmin for mapping your ride and as a basic cycling computer to measure speed, distance, time, etc., Save $100 and buy the Edge 605. The 605 cannot be upgraded to include the additional features. The 800 model offers a touch screen.

Edge 605 GPS-enabled super cycle computer with turn-by-turn directions, mapping detail, SDcard slot for Navigator Streets and Maps (highly recommended), color display; tracks speed, distance, calories burned, average and max speeds. Display size: 1.37" x 1.71"; 2.2" diag

Edge 705 GPS-enabled super cycle computer displays power data from ANT +™-enabled third-party power meters, wireless data sharing, barometric altitude and vertical profile, wireless heart rate monitor, self-calibrating wireless speed/cadence sensor, turn-by-turn directions, mapping detail, SDcard slot for Navigator Streets and Maps (highly recommended), color display , tracks speed, distance, calories burned, average and max speeds. Display size: 1.37" x 1.71"; 2.2" diag

Edge 800 The first touchscreen GPS bike computer. GPS-enabled super cycle computer displays power data from ANT +™-enabled third-party power meters, barometric altitude and vertical profile, wireless heart rate monitor (some versions), self-calibrating wireless speed/cadence sensor (some versions), turn-by-turn directions, mapping detail, card slot, color display. With HRM cadence sensor and North America City navigator maps. Display size: 1.4" x 2.2" ; 2.6" diag

Consult the Users Manual for instructions about using the Garmin Edge 605 and 705

View more about setting up and troubleshooting your Garmin Edge 605 and 705

Garmin Edge GPS for bikes from Amazon.com



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