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[mkgmap-dev] Digest Vol 174, Issue 4 - Garmin Edge 530

From john510185 john510185 at gmail.com on Sun Jan 8 18:13:09 GMT 2023

 I recently bought one of these, but had to send it back because it absolutely refused to pair via bluetooth with my phone and laptop. Other than that, it was impressive. I added OpenFietsMap maps to the existing Garmin one without much difficulty. It's a nice size, navigation worked well, and the display was bright and clear. However, I subsequently discovered that whilst you can send routes from PC/phone to the unit, you can't navigate on the move to personal favourites/waypoints you may have saved. For that you need the Edge 830, which is quite a bit more expensive. I'll probably get one, but I'm not so keen on touchscreen for these devices (prefer the tactile feel of buttons).
Hope this helps.

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Today's Topics:

  1. Re: Slightly Offtopic - Cycling Computers (brad)
I can comment on the Karoo since I have one.   I would not recommend 
it.  You definitely can't use mkgmap to build maps.  The maps that it 
comes with are really poor for mtn biking.   You can't create a route 
unless you have internet access.  You can't load a gpx track as an 
overlay on the map.

On 1/2/23 16:45, News wrote:
> I'm in the market for a new cycling computer so thought I'd ask on 
> here for opinions (good or bad) on the following....
> My main interest is navigation. I'm not particularly bothered about 
> cadence sensors, power outputs etc and so I've come across the 
> following....
> Garmin Edge 530
> Can anyone guarantee that maps created with mkgmap currently work on 
> this device. I discovered the mkgmap project when looking for a source 
> of free maps for Garmin devices as I think the policy of Garmin to 
> charge extra for maps on a GPS is insulting.
> https://www.garmin.com/en-GB/p/621224
> Hammerhead Karoo 2
> Pricier option but is well reviewed. I'm guessing proprietary maps but 
> it claims bi-monthly updates
> https://www.uk.hammerhead.io/products/hammerhead-karoo-2
> Mio Cyclo 215
> Cheapest but I've never heard of them and so I'm wary
> https://www.mio.com/en_gb/products/outdoors/cycling-navigation/cyclo-200-series/cyclo-215 
> I've already ruled out Wahoo but if anyone has any other alternatives 
> or comments I'm willing to listen
> Thanks for reading and for any replies
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