If you are a cycling enthusiast, you definitely desire tracking devices that are effective, friendly and up to date. Garmin has upped the game with the latest Edge 810 cycling GPS device. However, the Edge 800 device is still in production. This poses a dilemma to potential buyers as to which is better than the other. Let’s take a closer look at both of them. Another Garmin Edge comparison here.
Both the Edge 800/810 devices are effective GPS cycling devices. They perform all the functions that a cycling computer with GPS performs. They provide information about your location, speed, distance and calories burned. They provide you with the option of downloading the same information to your computer or any other application after the race. They can detect any other devices you may have on you or on the bike. They both have inbuilt maps that are displayed in real time while riding.
Edge 810 has got smartphone connectivity softwares or applications that enable you to upload and download data between them. USB cables are no longer relevant in this case. You only pair the device with your smartphone and you are good to go. This feature implies that you can be tracked ‘live’ while riding by anybody with a smartphone interested in doing so. The Garmin Connect app displays your progress in real time.
Garmin Edge 800 Vs 810
|Garmin Edge 800||Garmin Edge 810|
|Key features||- High-sensitivity receiver
- Barometric altimeter
- Touchscreen & simple to use interface||- Connected features: live-tracking, instant upload and ride sharing capabilities, social network sharing, plus weather updates
- Comprehensive performance monitoring
- Garmin Connect
- Improved navigation|
|Customer Rating||3.8 out of 5.0 stars||3.8 out of 5.0 stars|
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The difference between these two devices is very minimal. The Garmin Edge 810 is more expensive than the Garmin Edge 800. This is most likely due to the smartphone connectivity feature. Most or all of the other features of the two devices are the same. If using USB cables to transfer data isn’t an issue with you, then go for the Edge 800 device. However, if you want to enjoy the convenience and comfort of just pairing and transferring data, then be ready to fork out extra bucks for the Edge 810 device.