Garmin Edge 820 GPS Cycling Computer review

The Garmin Edge 820 boasts many great functions and applications, though the Edge 820 hasn't totally worked out as a great product

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Thee Garmin Edge 820 certainy is a much more managable size compared to the Garmin Edge 1000. It holds many of the same features too. The screen is a good size and the mapping is great, although if you do go off course it'll try get you back to it as quick as possible. It'll want to basically take you back to where you left the preterminded route and will scream at you until you do so - unless you get back on course. Finally the screen just can't be ignored, in recent weeks every ride has been damp and seen the screen fail to work properly.

Reasons to buy
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    Packed full of features

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    Small size

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    Easy to read screen

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    Good navigation

Reasons to avoid
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    Touch screen isn't great when wet

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    Navigation struggles when you go off route

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The Garmin Edge range is held in high regard among cyclists and the launch of the brand new Garmin Edge 820 was a hugely anticipated one. All the abilities of the Garmin 1000 but in a more manageable and user-friendly size, lighter too with a 2.3-inch high-res screen, what’s not to love?

Buy now: Garmin Edge 820 from Chain Reaction Cycles for £217.99  / from Amazon for $399.99 (US)

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.