Do you need a speed sensor with a Garmin Edge?
You don’t need a speed sensor with your Garmin Edge. The Garmin Edge will measure your speed thanks to its GPS. A speed sensor is a ‘nice to have’ to get more precision about your speed data, especially when the GPS signal is low and when riding at slow speeds.
How do I download a GPX file to my Garmin Edge?
Plug in your Garmin device into your computer via USB. Drag & drop or copy & paste the downloaded file into the Garmin > Garmin > NewFiles folder. *eTrex, Oregon, GPX 6x series, and Montana series will have a folder called GPX. Eject the device from the Mac Finder by hitting the eject button next to the folder.
Is a speed sensor better than GPS?
Speed sensor will be more accurate with no tyre deflation and an accurate measurement if it is spinning in contact with the ground all the time and never slips. GPS will be more accurate in good open ground if you keep a good straight line and don’t wiggle under the GPS sensitivity. precision vs accuracy.
Does Garmin speed sensor override GPS?
The Garmin Speed/Cadence Sensor (GSC10), Bike Speed Sensor (BSS) and Speed Sensor 2 override the speed and distance data from the GPS satellites.
When did Garmin Edge 800 come out?
|Function/Feature||Garmin Edge 800||Apple Watch Series 7|
|Product Announcement Date||Aug 26, 2010||Sept 14th, 2021|
|Actual Availability/Shipping Date||Nov 2010||Oct 15th, 2021|
|GPS Recording Functionality||Yes||Yes|
|Data Transfer||USB||Bluetooth Smart|
What kind of navigation does Edge 800 come with?
Edge 800 comes with a built-in basemap that shows major roads and cities, plus it’s compatible with our microSD cards packed with either street or topo maps. Select a destination and Edge 800 provides turn-by-turn navigation prompts on screen. Edge 800 can also guide you along routes recorded by other cyclists.
Is the Garmin Edge 800 a good GPS bike computer?
With a touchscreen display and improved interface, the Edge 800 is an excellent successor to Garmin’s popular Edge 705 GPS bike computer. It’s easier to use and offers signiﬁcant new features over the 705 including compatibility with a wider range of maps (including Ordnance Survey in the UK), temperature, and improved calorie counting.
How does the Garmin 800 work with the map?
With the map the Garmin 800 will work like any other GPS for destination and POI directions. You can also download routes you create or from others from ridewithgps and other sites and have turn by turn alerts. It lets you know a turn is coming prior and then when it is time to turn and when you are off route.
What file format should I use for my Garmin Edge 800?
What File Format Should I Use? The Edge 800 can use either a GPX Track, FIT Course , or a TCX. A TCX Course has the advantage of embedding your planned route’s cuesheet. So, alongside Garmin’s dedicated navigation, you get beeps and text for each pre-planned cue entry in the cuesheet.