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Garmin Edge 705

Garmin Edge 705
alaScore 79

413 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 413 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the route planning and design are generally positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but views are divided on the value for money.

usability, screen, performance, design, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Edge 705 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 413 reviews)

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Cycling GPS Tells You Where You Are — and How You...


At Wired, we love cycling almost as much as we love melting the chrome off passing cars with our high-powered laser. Almost. But even the combustion crew

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Garmin Edge 705 GPS


Type-A training tweakers, metrics maniacs, peripatetic two-wheeled geo-cachers and the geographically challenged now have something to collectively rally

Detailed maps and directions are spot-on. GPS reception is excellent even in heavily wooded areas. Software and web app integration are a boon to digit crunchers

Needs capability for more than three bikes. CD-ROM user manual needs more detail. Should come with a glare-free screen skin. Must run the battery all the way down before the first charge or you'll only get about three hours of use

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Garmin Edge 705 review


The Garmin Edge 705 is a relatively high-end cycling GPS, updating previous Edge units with mapping capabilities, a color screen, wireless data transfer and power monitoring. The Edge 705 comes in a number of configurations: Garmin Edge 705 with heart...


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Garmin Edge 705 Hands-On Preview


It's still in pre-production, but GPSmagazine already got its hands on a Garmin Edge 705 and has the first hands-on preview walkthrough available.


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Edge 705


As stated above, we are very impressed with the design and the feature set found in the Garmin Edge 705 bike GPS and cycle computer. The product is easy to use and provides excellent data and a beautiful color screen for you to take advantage of while...

The Garmin Edge 705 offers a beautiful color display and more features than any other bike GPS device

It doesn’t have a touchscreen or the ability to read temperature like many other Garmin cycle computers

Our top choice for bicycle GPS units, the Edge 705 is intuitive, well designed and has key features no serious biker would go without.

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Garmin Edge 705


The Garmin Edge 705 might be a niche product designed for a specific crowd, but its small design and ample feature set make it a solid GPS choice for just about anyone.

Boasts great features like a heart rate monitor, street Navigation and 76 x 220 resolution color screen

You may want more flair than this all black exterior offers

Designed specifically for cyclists, but still a solid GPS choice for just about anyone.

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Amazon review summary for Garmin Edge 705


alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 user reviews of Garmin Edge 705 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

usability, performance, screen, design, memory

route planning, build quality

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Edge 705 GPS-Enabled Cycling Computer (Includes Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence Sensor) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin Edge 705 Cycle Computer w/ Heart Rate Monitor, Europe maps - Europe maps ONLY on this unit!Garmin Edge 705 GPS-Enabled Cycling Computer (Includes Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence Sensor)

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Garmin 705


Overall I am very pleased and would recommend this unit.

Great unit. Nice feedback of time, distance, speed, cadence, heartbeat ; Garmin Connect is a great tool ; Using MapMyRide and outputting in .tcx is useful in unknown areas to pre-plan rides

Expensive. Base maps are HORRIBLE. You must plan to spend more $ to get a full map ; Waypoints are not user freindly like other Garmin devices

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Garmin Edge 707


I like downloading my rides and analyzing what I did and where. It helps in training.

Easy to Use


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Great Deal


Great deal from new egg. Bought the refurb unit for $350. It was the bundle with Cad and HR. Brand new this would be at least $550-700. Unit was in perfect condition, and looks new with all materials. Very happy with the product and new egg.....

Unit works well. Great features, with highly customizable display. Almost Water Proof (Highly Water resistant). Ability to load detailed maps, turn-by-turn directions, down-loadable to the computer ; Most advanced cycle computer you can buy ; Heart...

Bike mount could be better (not as secure as I would like). View angle of screen is not always that great. GPS can be off by a few feet (apparently normal for GPS units) ; Base map on the unit sucks. If you are buying to get directions while riding,...

Product Specifications

Trainer. Navigator. Edge 705 pushes you to do your best, then shows you the way back. This GPS-enabled cycle computer knows no limits. Get heart rate, cadence (select models), turn-by-turn directions (data card preloaded with maps is required), power data


Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:2.2"
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6 cm
Resolution:176 x 220

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Altimeter / Distance / Elevation / Speed / Time/date/Altimeter / Distance / Elevation / Time/date
Recommended Use:Cycle
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Edge


Waterproof: Yes