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Garmin Edge 800 Bicycle Computer – Heads-up

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The Garmin Edge 800 is coming. The word on the street is the Australian release will be late October/early November if not later but in time for Christmas for sure. Funny that :).

Australian pricing according to Rob at Highly Tuned Athletes will be:

Garmin Edge 800 Bundle with Australian/New Zealand topo maps and the new premium heart rate strap, speed/cadence – AU$649.

Garmin Edge 800 unit only AU $499

The bundle option appears to be a lesser option to that on offer in the US where City Navigator is part of the package.

For an insightful pre-release in depth look at the Garmin Edge 800 please click through to DCRainmaker’s review.

Update – November 12, 2010 – Australian pricing now includes map bundling.

Rob Grinter of Highly Tuned Athletes has advised that Garmin Edge 800 will now be released in Australia with the full Aus/NZ Topo maps pre loaded.  The Australian delivery is now scheduled for November 12, 2010. I have now confirmed and paid for my unit from Highly Tuned Athletes so hopefully delivery will take place soon after November 12.

Update – September 28, 2010 – UK Pricing is now available

Probikekit’s pricing starts at approximately $442.00. There is no breakdown as to the different packages as yet, but you can sign-up for a stock notification.

Wiggle are currently listing a Garmin Edge 800 + Great Britain Discoverer 1:50k Trail Bundle for $498 with a mid-October expected delivery. Unless you are planning to ride in Great Britain not a great bundle. This bundle does not include a cadence sensor or HRM strap.

Chain Reaction Cycles are currently listing the following bundles:

Garmin Edge 800 Unit only – $464. You can register for a stock alert here.

Garmin Edge 800 Performance bundle – Premium HRM strap and Speed/cadence sensor for $530. You can register for a stock alert here.

Garmin Edge 800 Performance and Navigation Bundle – Performance bundle plus pre-loaded SD card with European maps for $597.  You can register for a stock alert here.

6 Responses to Garmin Edge 800 Bicycle Computer – Heads-up

  1. lsopp August 31, 2010 at 3:18 AM #

    hmm. I use HTC Desire with MyTracks application and GPS, which is free (not the phone of course). MapMyTracks also have a free web site you can upload the .gpx files and keep a history.. see here for a sample http://www.mapmytracks.com/explore/track/69528
    Maybe not as detailed as a bike computer.. but does the job for me.

  2. lsopp August 31, 2010 at 11:18 AM #

    hmm. I use HTC Desire with MyTracks application and GPS, which is free (not the phone of course). MapMyTracks also have a free web site you can upload the .gpx files and keep a history.. see here for a sample http://www.mapmytracks.com/explore/track/69528
    Maybe not as detailed as a bike computer.. but does the job for me.

  3. Aushiker August 31, 2010 at 4:15 AM #

    Hi

    There are a number of reasons I don’t use my phone as a bike computer. These include:

    (1) Not waterproof;
    (2) Not robust. I am not willing to risk unnecessary damage to my phone from an off;
    (3) Generally lack the capabilities of a sophisticated bike computer;
    (4) Battery life and I would like my phone available for emergency use;
    (5) General functionality, e.g., response time on the GPS.

    There has been a bit of discussion of this aspect in the Australian Bicycle Forums which you might find interesting.

    Regards
    Andrew

  4. Aushiker August 31, 2010 at 12:15 PM #

    Hi

    There are a number of reasons I don’t use my phone as a bike computer. These include:

    (1) Not waterproof;
    (2) Not robust. I am not willing to risk unnecessary damage to my phone from an off;
    (3) Generally lack the capabilities of a sophisticated bike computer;
    (4) Battery life and I would like my phone available for emergency use;
    (5) General functionality, e.g., response time on the GPS.

    There has been a bit of discussion of this aspect in the Australian Bicycle Forums which you might find interesting.

    Regards
    Andrew

  5. Car DVD Players October 10, 2010 at 6:44 AM #

    Nice information!!! The Garmin Edge 800 is coming.

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