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4/5/12 1:32 P

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It's not too near a cell phone, 3-4 feet. I see satellite signal strength fluctuation.

Why would have a mount welded (Alum or Ti)? I would use space age plastic and machine it for uses with standard O-rings to fasten it.

Check out Garmin's mount. It's molded but you could make on a CNC. Run a batch and sell them on ebay so yours is free.

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TAHOEKARIN's Photo TAHOEKARIN Posts: 981
4/5/12 12:47 P

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I love my Delorme but I won't recommend it. Why? Well good luck finding a good mount for it. I bought two different ones and it stuck up too far, then the vibration from the mountain bike does them in. Deadly accurate though, I hardly find any differences with it. But like I said, carrying it in your pack or in a pocket takes all the fun out of it.

I love it so much I'm fabricating a mount for it. Oh to spend a Saturday MIG welding instead of riding...

Hope you figure it out soon. Nothing is worse than a broken toy.

BTW are you checking it near a computer or other electronics like a cellphone in your pocket? I could see the emi from the harddrive spinning messing it up, but it's recording while on the bike so that can't be it. Is it near a cellphone while riding? I'm sure you've been through all of this, but I just can't believe it's still broken!!!

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4/4/12 5:01 P

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The 1st one was off 2000'. I have to calibrate it.

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4/4/12 4:32 P

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They are only accurate within 35 or so feet. Could it be that it might be reading you being up to 35 feet lower than you are? I have seen mine do that, but that is within reason.

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4/4/12 12:23 P

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Don,

I didn't have a computer for a year or two. I got this middle of last season. I will say Garmin sent it back in 1 day.

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4/4/12 12:15 P

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Wow are these things PRICEY! That plus the grief I hear they give folks gives me long pause before considering ever getting one...!

Don

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BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,845
4/4/12 11:11 A

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I got mine back from Garmin yesterday. I'm still having issues with altitude. When I left for my ride it said Elevation 864', got it to about 1101' and when I arrived it was 844' at the same spot. I watched it and it started to rise slowly in about 15 minutes it was up to 860'. I know there is error and wonder if it is the satellites in my area. I might have to calibrate it. As I ride is jumps all over the place. The bike store said they had a problem with a Garmin 800 that was similar.

Still working on it.

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4/4/12 8:09 A

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I have had my Edge for over a year, have yet to have an issue. I wouldn't get rid of it for anything...unless for an ungrade.

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3/28/12 2:41 P

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Bill,

That bug came back. I thought I was a mountain goat doing 4000 vertical feet climbs in 1/5 mile.

They have it already and said I would get a referb in less than 14 days. Keep you posted.

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3/28/12 7:14 A

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My problem was with the heart rate monitor. The solution: wear that puppy of center and now it works fine. No other problems with it, lately. Good luck with yours, Barron.

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BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,845
3/27/12 12:27 A

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I called Garmin. They said if the problem came back it needs to be sent in. It's off and I'll keep everyone posted. They said the GPS receiver might be the problem.

Thanks

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3/26/12 12:18 A

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I can understand the issues with calories. Strap on, Strap off. I always wear the strap, it's the best for me.

Don,

I really don't care about a map or the GPS functions to find my way. I got the Edge 500 so I could change bikes and not have to mess with changing computers. It really has a lot of functions, so many I'll never use them. I like the altitude function and the % of grade.

The last time I had an issue I was working as a Marshal with a Tri. I did a per-course ride and the Garmin was going nuts. Some thought it was the satellite, Garmin said it had a corrupted file. I followed the instructions and it's baaaaaaack.

I've heard of other Edge 500 having issues. Next is to send it back, get a new one or referb and get rid of it. I had a cat-eye astral for almost 20 years and all I did was change the batteries.



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3/25/12 10:17 P

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I wouldn't know...no GPS experience for me on the bike...too pricey from what I've seen. How low can one go and still get a decent GPS?

Don

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3/25/12 10:06 P

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I've had my Edge for 2+ years and it doesn't suffer from any of those faults you've mentioned. The only problem is a disparity between the number of calories burned while wearing the heart strap, and the number of calories burned without the strap. (Without the strap is 2 to 4 times the amount of calories. With the strap, a 20 mile ride at 15 mph will run about 56 calories... not a very likely number!)

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BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,845
3/25/12 9:40 P

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I've had this about 8 months. For the 1st few it was fine. Then problems began, elevation and speed were off and going erratic. Elevation was off 200 to 400 feet and would make 100 to 200 foot jumps. Speed would not stay constant, with in 10 seconds it might change 4 mph.

The first time I called Garmin and they had me do a hard reset, wipe it, and start over and put the latest up in. I just started to use it again and it whacked out. I go between 2 bikes and stopped using it on my Winter bike, went back to an old Cateye.

I know Bill had issues. I think the Garmin needs to go. It's not reliable.

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