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Garmin Edge 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1582 reviews of Garmin Edge 500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas the memory and reliability get mixed views.

usability, performance, price, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Edge 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Edge 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 user reviews of Garmin Edge 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated, but the memory and reliability get negative comments.

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reliability, memory

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Edge 500 BundleGarmin Edge 500Garmin Edge 500 GPS Bike Cycling Computer with Heart Rate Monitor and Cadence Sensor - Red

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Edge 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 625 user reviews of Garmin Edge 500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and screen are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Edge 500 GPS-Enabled Cycling Computer (Black)Garmin Edge 500 GPS Bicycle UnitGarmin Edge 500 Red GPS Super Cycling Computer Heart Rate Monitor Premium Bundle - Garmin 0100082913

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: John Bradley (wired.com)

Review: Garmin Edge 500

 

Garmin's Edge 500 is a new bike-specific GPS serving a geek's buffet of cycling metrics.

No waste — every data field is specific to cycling. Crazy lightweight. Seamless integration with desktop and online utilities

A more secure mount would be nice. Awkward button placement

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Garmin Edge 500 GPS Cyclecomputer Review

 

Compact, feature-packed, highly customizable., Sharp appearance, nice detail and finish., Convenient and sturdy stem or bar-mount system., Compatible with heart rate monitor, cadence/speed sensor, and third-party power meters.

Smallish display size = difficult to see text if more than five data fields displayed.

Update: Garmin has issued a July, 16, 2010 firmware update to fix the freeze/lock problems described in user reviews below. The Garmin Edge 500 is compact and has a clean, no-wires installation. It has a customizable, multi-mode display, accommodates...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Edge 500

 

The Garmin Edge 500 is a GPS-enabled cycling computer. It does not have the navigation functions available on some other members of the Edge series, though like certain models, it can be paired with a heart rate monitor and power meter. Here's a bit...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: gary (newlaunches.com)

Garmin Edge 500: In-bike GPS

 

With GPS devices entering PMPs and cellphones, there's very little hope of these devices surviving as stand-alones. However, with a little corporate genius nailed into its back, the company has rolled out a smaller version of the GPS units that can sit...

Sep, 2009

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Edge 500

 

We recommend the Garmin Edge 500 bike GPS and recognize it as one of the top products available. It was designed specifically for cyclists and flaunts the features and the design to back it up. We were impressed with the number of features available...

This bike GPS has a wide variety of options and features so cyclists can train more effectively and keep the focus on their goals

The elevation reading is not 100-percent accurate at all times

It is one of the top GPS units available today. We appreciated the design, the feature set and the ease of use.

Consumer review by: MichaelR (bestbuy.com)

Great Garmin GPS!

 

I've been using the Edge 500 for about 5 years now. Solid accuracy, easy to use, and all the features I need. Could use a larger screen, but for the price cannot be beat!

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: wesmanator (bestbuy.com)

The one you need if you need a training tool

 

Be forewarned : I am a pretty much a beginner at this sport having done this only 2 years and only last year on a consistent basis. Hardware wise, the device feels compact , well made , and water resistant ( if taken this device while raining ) . Love...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: xTyx (bestbuy.com)

Garmin Edge 500

 

Great for anyone who is on a budget but looking to upgrade to a gps!

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Garmin Edge 500 Bike Sat Nav

 

Excellent, and best price

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Garmin Edge 500 Bike Sat Nav

 

Easy navigation, great range of data.

Fiddle side-mounted buttons

May, 2013
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Product Specifications

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Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:Quarter Turn Bike Mount
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin

Miscellaneous

CE Product Type:GPS receiver bike mount
Compatible Mobile Devices:Garmin Edge 500