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Reviews Garmin Edge 705

Garmin Edge 705

If you want cutting-edge computing power then you have to look at Garmin’s latest GPS-enabled baby. First thing you’ll realise is that this is a big piece of kit even compared to the old 305.

However, while it definitely takes up a lot of space on the bars, it sits on top of a stem well without getting in the way. You also get a spare mount for a second bike included.

Once you’ve mounted the optional cadence meter, it’s just a case of pressing the ‘on’ button and waiting for it to find enough satellites to centre itself.

You can then choose a full-feature GPS navigation display, a topographic trace, a completely customisable multi-function bike computer screen or mixed display.

We know other users have had various glitches with their units, though, and you’ll have to add a £79.99 Micro SD card to get full GPS functionality.

Contact : Garmin Europe 02380 524000 www.garmin.com

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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