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Timothy R.

Timothy R.

Timothy R.

Timothy R.wrote a review of on May 26, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I preordered this and it arrived about a week ago. The touchscreen works beautifully. I guess Garmin learned from their mistakes with the 820. It really works almost as well as a smart phone touchscreen. I tried it with heavy winter gloves and it seemed to work just about as well. Other than that I would say it's definitely a step up from the 520/820. A bunch of useful new features and much quicker chipset. I love the climbpro and the drink water feature. I'm good at not drinking and getting myself dehydrated, so being yelled at to drink water is a huge benefit for me. I would give this 5 stars except for a few bugs, which I'm sure will eventually be ironed out with updates. I had an issue with the power button that I think was a software issue (seems to be working fine after one hiccup) and rerouting tends to tell me to make a U-turn instead of actually finding a different route. Accuracy is about as good as it gets for a cycling GPS and battery life is adequate, better than the old 520/820. It also is compatible with Garmin's front mount battery in case you are going on any 200+ mile adventures or forgot to charge it at home. Overall I think it's a great unit and a big step up from the 820/520. Super happy with the upgrade.

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Timothy R.

Timothy R.wrote a review of on March 24, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've worn this down to about 10°F. It does a really good job keeping me warm, especially when layered. I like my base layers skin tight but this is especially tight. I believe I have the right size because it's a little long on me (I don't have much body fat, but I've always been a bit wider than average.) The only real problem I have with the base layer is the stitching in the sleeve. It's a bit loose and can get itchy and my fingers can get caught up in it while putting it on. The wash instructions say not to use fabric softener, but it's a must if you don't want to get itchy. The fabric softener hasn't ruined mine. If they would have just dropped the totally unnecessary graphics on the sleeve, there wouldnt have been any problem.

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Timothy R.

Timothy R.wrote a review of on January 21, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are gloves are ok. I expected them to be much warmer. With power turned up all the way they aren't quite as warm as a decent set of winter gloves. The only benefits are that they are thinner than other winter gloves so you can feel the braking and shifting a bit better and the lining stays in place when they are taken off to check phone or get directions, so they are easy to put right back on, which is nice in the cold. Ive worn these below 20°F once and probably wouldn't do it again, other winter gloves I own actually do a better job. They also come with some significant drawbacks. Bulky and uncomfortable batteries that must be recharged every ride (if they go out mid ride, it's miserable), they are also not machine washable, good luck cleaning the snot off the outside, nearly impossible to clean the sweaty inside. That being said, they are a quite comfortable glove, but they are better suited to shovelling snow in the driveway with a warm house nearby than they are to any bike ride below 25°

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