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Amazon has the Garmin Edge 820 base cycling computer for $299, which is $100 less than normal. Compared to the 520, this unit has a color touchscreen and turn by turn navigation.
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I feel it important to mention, my 520 has turn by turn navigation. No touchscreen obviously, however.
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I feel it important to mention, my 520 has turn by turn navigation. No touchscreen obviously, however.
That's good feedback. I have the 520 as well, which I really like. My understanding is that on the 820, you can set it up to navigate to a certain location and the unit will calculate a route and give you turn by turn directions to get you there. On the 520, you can setup courses that you preload on to the device before your ride and follow them but the 520 won't calculate routes on it's own. For me, loading courses on my 520 never worked well.

When you say that the 520 has turn by turn navigation, do you mean courses or do you mean that the 520 can calculate a route to a destination and take you there?
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That's good feedback. I have the 520 as well, which I really like. My understanding is that on the 820, you can set it up to navigate to a certain location and the unit will calculate a route and give you turn by turn directions to get you there. On the 520, you can setup courses that you preload on to the device before your ride and follow them but the 520 won't calculate routes on it's own. For me, loading courses on my 520 never worked well.

When you say that the 520 has turn by turn navigation, do you mean courses or do you mean that the 520 can calculate a route to a destination and take you there?
Ah, valid point. Likely courses, not putting in two points and it figures the rest out. My bad!
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To your point though, I would imagine most people can get away with just courses. I could never get the courses to work on my 520 and I tried a lot of different solutions, like using a connectIQ app and pushing the course to the device and even making courses on garmin's site and using garmin connect to load the course. Nothing I tried worked.

The Garmin 520 retails for $249 and when the Garmin 820 is $399, I think most people choose the 520. With the Garmin 820 at $299, I think that the 820 might be worth the extra $50.

My 520 has a loose usb port so I could get a remanufactured one from Garmin for $100 but I did miss having navigation on my cycling computer this summer and thought this might be a good time to uprade. The 820 came out in 2016 and so I'm not sure if we'll see a new "830" like device this year or next year.
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I was going to get the 520 but ended up getting Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt bundle. I have the membership so get points on each purchase. They have a good return period.
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To your point though, I would imagine most people can get away with just courses. I could never get the courses to work on my 520 and I tried a lot of different solutions, like using a connectIQ app and pushing the course to the device and even making courses on garmin's site and using garmin connect to load the course. Nothing I tried worked.

The Garmin 520 retails for $249 and when the Garmin 820 is $399, I think most people choose the 520. With the Garmin 820 at $299, I think that the 820 might be worth the extra $50.

My 520 has a loose usb port so I could get a remanufactured one from Garmin for $100 but I did miss having navigation on my cycling computer this summer and thought this might be a good time to uprade. The 820 came out in 2016 and so I'm not sure if we'll see a new "830" like device this year or next year.
Have you tried Ride with GPS? Here's a link to instructions for Garmin: https://ridewithgps.com/help/expo...min-device

I just put in my start and end (assuming I'm not doing a loop) and then let it figure out a route and adjust waypoints as necessary. Export it to a TCX file and load it into my Garmin Edge 800 and it gives me the turn-by-turn directions. It's been working pretty consistently for me.
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Just a heads up, this is likely initiated by Garmin themselves. Garmin tends to determine when vendors can offer sales on these so there are probably other places you could get the same price without tax and possibly a coupon or some kind of points w/ the vendor.

I'm tempted to upgrade from the 810 but I'm also interested in what the Hammerhead will offer.
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For instance, Bike Tires Direct: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/p...n-edge-820

They used to offer a 10% off coupon code with email signup. Not sure if they still do but it's worth a shot.
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Have you tried Ride with GPS? Here's a link to instructions for Garmin: https://ridewithgps.com/help/expo...min-device

I just put in my start and end (assuming I'm not doing a loop) and then let it figure out a route and adjust waypoints as necessary. Export it to a TCX file and load it into my Garmin Edge 800 and it gives me the turn-by-turn directions. It's been working pretty consistently for me.
I think courses work for most people. I'm not sure why it never worked on mine. I did try downloading the course from RidewithGPS and it said that the course was invalid when it tried to open it. It's possible that it's user error but I've tried resetting my device multiple times and a number of different procedures. Now that it charges intermittently due to a loose usb port, it seems like a good opportunity to upgrade!
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For instance, Bike Tires Direct: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/p...n-edge-820

They used to offer a 10% off coupon code with email signup. Not sure if they still do but it's worth a shot.

Good idea! Thanks.
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Just a heads up, this is likely initiated by Garmin themselves. Garmin tends to determine when vendors can offer sales on these so there are probably other places you could get the same price without tax and possibly a coupon or some kind of points w/ the vendor.

I'm tempted to upgrade from the 810 but I'm also interested in what the Hammerhead will offer.
I considered the Karoo too.

I have a Garmin Varia taillight with radar that I love. The Karoo is the only other device outside of the garmin products that have talked about supporting radar but at this point, their support remains to be seen. If the Karoo stays at $299 after it launches, the Garmin 820 will have to be $299 too.
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I considered the Karoo too.

I have a Garmin Varia taillight with radar that I love. The Karoo is the only other device outside of the garmin products that have talked about supporting radar but at this point, their support remains to be seen. If the Karoo stays at $299 after it launches, the Garmin 820 will have to be $299 too.
That's actually what I'm waiting to see too, the varia integration. I chatted with someone via their website and they say by spring 18 release they will have that built into the software. I don't know how long that $299 will last, they make it out to be a pre-order price only. They do say they have a 45-day satisfaction guarantee. I've been on the fence on pre-ordering but leaning towards going for it and if they don't offer what they say, I'll stick with the Garmins.
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That's actually what I'm waiting to see too, the varia integration. I chatted with someone via their website and they say by spring 18 release they will have that built into the software. I don't know how long that $299 will last, they make it out to be a pre-order price only. They do say they have a 45-day satisfaction guarantee. I've been on the fence on pre-ordering but leaning towards going for it and if they don't offer what they say, I'll stick with the Garmins.
For sure. What pushed me over to the edge was that Hammerhead has delayed their release a few times already with the preproduction units, which makes me think that they might not make a spring 2018 date for varia radar integration. Someone asked DC rainmaker if he would choose the edge 820 or the karoo and he thought that it might a year or too before the karoo becomes the Garmin killer it wants to be although it has potential.
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