the look out honey coz im usin technology aka the garmin/powertap/srm thread

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aerobear
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haven't ever seen anyone put topo maps on any of the cycling garmins. can't see them being worthwhile on the smaller units due to the small screen size.
maybe on an edge 1000? have on at work i could probably load some maps onto to see how it looks, but i don't have a micro sd card to load them on to.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:57
JUGE FREDD
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kmcdon wrote:
is there a particular cycling-specific garmin that does best with topo maps? I have the topo 24k maps and would like to be able to see them on my handlebar. I don't give much a shit about strava-ish features but I'd like something small instead of the gigantic gpsmap64 that I use for hiking.

you're asking for an older/smaller cell phone with GaiaGPS

battery life can be pretty outstanding with the sim card removed

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Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:25
aerobear
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FWIW pretty much every garmin i've used with mapping SUCKS to zoom in and out (which is pretty important since trails disappear when you zoom out). a smaller smart phone would be a million times better for that purpose. touching the screen on the edge 1000, it's really easy to accidentally put down pins and do other weird shit when all you wanted to do is try to get it to show the stupid +/- buttons.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:30
kmcdon
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Sounds like the answer is "not worth it, deal with the gpsmap64."

I was afraid of that.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:28
eric_ssucks
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I think that your use is more of an edge case than it should be, and I also suspect that the fact an old smartphone works so well for this that it's not really worth it for a cycling specific head unit.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:26

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