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Garmin Edge GPS navigation

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Friday, June 27th 2008 - 11:55 CEST - Comments: 0
G armin introduces the Edge 705 and Edge 605 the latest innovations in the popular line of integrated personal training systems for recreational and advanced cyclists. The Edge 705 and Edge 605 provide mapping capabilities, street navigation and a 2.2” colour display in addition to tracking vertical profiles, climb and descent, altitude, speed, distance, and time.The Edge 705 represents several breakthroughs in cycling technology, including SRM compatibility and wireless unit-to-unit connectivity.
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Garmin Edge Navigation

 

Garmin Edge navigation

Through collaborative efforts with SRM - a pioneer in mobile power diagnostics for bicycles - Garmin for the first time gives cyclists the opportunity to monitor GPS position, power, heart rate, speed, cadence, altitude and gradient on the same display. And Edge 705 users will be able to share their information - including courses, waypoints and workouts - with each other through ANT + Sport wireless technology.

 

Garmin Edge 705

 

Garmin Edge 705

"The Garmin Edge 705 gives cyclists the most effective tools they need to train efficiently and share data easily," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales, "and these new products are further proof of how innovative technology can enrich people's lives and help them better enjoy their exercise and recreational activities." ANT+Sport technology allows the Edge to interface wirelessly with other fitness devices such as a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor or other Edge units. Cyclists can share courses and workout data before, during or after a ride. When paired with an optional power meter from SRM, the Edge 705 measures power - torque and cadence for each leg at the pedals - which is often cited as a true indicator of an efficient ride.

 

Garmin Edge 605 


Garmin Edge 605
The mapping capabilities on the Garmin Edge 605 and Edge 705 allow cyclists to truly get lost in their ride without losing their way. Both units come with turn-by-turn routing to destinations based on built-in maps and optional detailed street or topo maps on preloaded data cards. Altitude is recorded using a barometric altimeter for the Edge 705. This accurate altitude data makes it much easier for cyclists to match their altitude profile with their speed, cadence, and heart rate during postride analysis. The Garmin Edge 605 measures altitude through GPS positioning.

 

Garmin Edge 

 

Garmin GPS receiver

Whether you need to know where you've been, where you're going, how long it's taking or how high you're climbing, the Garmin Edge 605 and Edge 705 offer answers. The Edge 605 and the Edge 705 display the customizable data fields on large colour screens, and the addition of a click stick helps users navigate through the various options. Sleek, waterproof and durable, the Edge uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to sustain reception in the most challenging conditions, such as heavy tree cover or "urban canyons" created by skyscrapers. It attaches to either the stem or handlebars of the bicycle, and is designed for easy removal at the end of the workout.

 

Wireless speed sensor

 

Wireless speed sensor

The Garmin Edge 705 heart rate monitor uses a robust wireless technology that eliminates cross-talk and interference and delivers real-time heart rate data exclusively to the user's device. This data is stored with each track point for post workout analysis. The Garmin Edge 705 with speed / cadence sensor incorporates a selfcalibrating, wireless speed / cadence sensor that mounts to the rear chain stay of the bicycle.

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