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Garmin Edge 500

Garmin Edge 500
alaScore 93

1194 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1194 reviews of Garmin Edge 500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The price and performance also get good comments. Many are less positive about the reliability, while there are some mixed views about the memory.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Edge 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 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 durability and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

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

Feb, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Edge 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 360 user reviews of Garmin Edge 500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, while reviews are divided on the price.

usability, performance, screen, size, durability

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2024

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 : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Edge 130 Plus In-Depth Review

 

When the Edge 130 came out a bit over two years ago, I think there was general confusion on where it fit in the Garmin lineup. While I don't think that confusion was understood by Garmin initially, consumers presumed it was basically a mini-Edge 500....

Jun, 2020

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin Edge 500 Bike Sat Nav

 

Excellent, and best price

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin Edge 500 Bike Sat Nav

 

Easy navigation, great range of data.

Fiddle side-mounted buttons

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin Edge 500 Bike Sat Nav

 

More data than you can ever take in, but customisable to exactly what you want. Great integration with GarminConnect online website to upload your rides to for full analysis and permanent record. Course feature is great for racing against an earlier...

Data fields can be a bit small to read on a lumpy road, but when you get used to where the particular data fields are on the page it gets better.

May, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin Edge 500 Bike Sat Nav

 

Garmin website is superb. Comprehensive stats.

Size of display. Too small to read without reading glasses.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin Edge 500 Bike Sat Nav

 

Everything you could need as a cyclist is here in one place. I cannot rate this more highly. This is genuinelly one of the best purchases I havemade in a lonf time.

Nothing.

Mar, 2013

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