Anonymous asked: Garmin tips or recomendations ? Which one do you prefer or think a racer and trainin commute
While I have experience with two different Garmin models, I’m really not the best person for technology advice.
I use a Garmin 500 for my training and it works great to monitor my workouts. My training is pretty old fashioned as I only track heart rate and time during my rides, so really any heart rate monitor would do. However, it’s sometimes fun to use it’s GPS to see my route on a Strava map. That way I can check alternative connecting trails and roads, especially while riding in unfamiliar areas. I love to look at maps, so this is a really cool feature for me. Overall, though, the 500 is probably way more computer than I need.
Friends’ Garmin 800s have definitely saved my ride on more than one occasion (but also got us totally lost too). Garrett and I rode in 2011 from Torino to Barcelona using a Garmin 800, and I don’t think we would have found Spain without it! The touchscreen map feature is so clutch, it just points with an arrow which way to go. When road signs are in a foreign language it’s all the more easier to just follow an arrow on your handlebars.