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