They’re more like an Etch-a-Sketch than a phone with useful maps.
The challenge though with the higher end mapping units (Garmin Edge 705/Edge 800/Edge 810/Edge 1000) is that as expensive as they are, they don’t actually include any maps. They technically do include what’s known as a ‘basemap’.
Pick a configurable number of drivers each week and optionally limit their reuse.
For me, I like to load up maps for anywhere nearby I might ride.
In any case, you’ll start by choosing your continent, then country.
Despite how long all these screenshotted steps may look, the whole process is actually really quick and super easy.
It’s just that I was probably overly thorough in the screenshots.
Mapping in this case means that the units also have routable navigation – just like your car GPS does.
Whereas the cycling GPS units without mapping may be able to follow a breadcrumb trail, but can’t route you on actual streets or provide visual maps.In some areas (such as the US and Canada), you’ll also choose the state/province.In my case, I went ahead and selected North America, then United States, then Washington State.Get up and running for the broadcast held on February 26th.The Garmin Edge series of cycling computers is roughly split into two categories: Those that have a mapping function, and those that don’t.Of course, there’s no reason you need to sit there and watch paint dry. I had no issues there with the latest firmware on any of them.