Garmin 705 review

Garmin Edge 705
Cycling Weekly Verdict

As a cycling-specific computer, we think that the Garmin 705 will be a tough piece of kit to beat and as a GPS device we would have to say the same.

Reasons to buy
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    Large display

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    Contour lines show severity of route

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    Intuitive

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    Packed with cycling-specific functions

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It would seem that during the years that Garmin has sponsored pro teams it has listened to feedback on its devices.

We have previously seen the Edge 205 device that used GPS to display speed and distance as well as record your route. This was part of Garmin’s initial range of cycling computers. When we tested the eTrex Vista handheld GPS with mapping we found it to be a very useful piece of kit although it needed a few more cycling-specific functions to be truly indispensable. It seems that Garmin has listened to our pleas as the new 705 has literally everything we need from a computer.

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