Yep, I love mapping and routing tasks (genuinely!)
Ha, good to know, I'll keep you in mind for next time :)
Garmin is having a "birthday sale" (yeah sure, or maybe pre Apple Event sale?) and the Edge 1030 PLUS is reduced to £379. Considering I got my 830 for £350 last year, a pretty good deal... https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/704417
I might be selling an Edge 830 soon... if the 1030+ is not too big for me that is.
Seeing as people were talking about Bolt V2 a few pages back - I got one the other week after finally killing my Bolt v1 by getting leaving it in a wet bag for several days. Used it on a 300k audax at the weekend and seems good. Screen definitely nicer than V1, it automatically routed me to start of ride, etc. Turn by turn directions seemed slightly late, but basically worked fine. Only issue I've found so far is it seems to only like some charging cables, other ones say they're charging but battery level doesn't go up. But USB 3 is now same cable as phone, etc, which is definitely useful. I charged it a couple of times while stopped on the ride, for no more than 15 mins each time and it had around 50% battery left after 17 hours or so.
FYI firmware update of Bolt V1 gives you an elevation display on the map page, which was the feature I always wanted and would have upgraded for.
I discovered this on Saturday as well - is good but ideally would like to be able to zoom in and out of it, which I couldn't find a way to do, so was often a bit useless beyond giving you a broad idea of climbing to come.
I'm maybe just being stupid and can't figure it out looking at them on the Garmin site but do the watches do maps?
Everything just mentions tracking but doesn't seem to be any mention of guidance?
I know that a Fitbit can track running and cycling and you can then ping that to strava etc, I want that but also to be able to put in a route to follow.
I'm currently using an Edge 25 so the mapping on it is basic AF, something of that standard would do, I don't need tons of detail.
It must exist right?
Yeah some do
Some do (using TOPOACTIVE) but they are the top end ones like the Fenix 6. The lower end ones don't (such as my Foreruner 35). If you look at the comparison tool on DC Rainmakers site then I think that would give you an idea which models do.
Cool, cheers for the DC Rainmaker suggestion.
I looked at the manual for the one I was looking at (Instinct Solar) and seems it does.
Would be good to get an overview of which do and don't though.
Ended up ordering an Instinct Solar. There was a fair chunk of in Garmin’s birthday sale and that DC Rainmaker comparison tool made it really easy to see that it did the most of what I’m looking for.
Means I’ll be able to ditch the Garmin mounts from all my bikes.
Thats a super good price for what it does. I'm tempted to get one and I didnt think I needed one till now haha.
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