Garmin has released a new GPS destined for cyclists who like to go on road trips and tend to deviate from roads and go on paved mountain roads.This new equipment has a 2.6 inch diagonal, with a nice touch screen and it includes a several maps with the option of displaying tourist camps and routes.
Garmin will offer the Edge 800 as a standalone unit or in a bundled package that includes a City Navigator microSD card, a wireless speed and cadence sensor, and the company’s new premium heart-rate monitor strap.
On the trails it can bring a high level of topographic detail, with maps at 1:24,000 scale featuring terrain contours, topo elevations, summits, routable roads and trails, parks, coastlines, rivers, lakes and geographical points.In towns it can provide detailed street maps, millions of preloaded points of interest and onscreen turn-by-turn directions to your destination.
Users can also get satellite images to it’s GPS and integrate those images into the onscreen maps to get a true representation of the surroundings.And also it’s Custom Maps option can bring you details, labels and landmarks of your existing paper or electronic map to Edge 800 in just a few simple steps.
Garmin Edge 800 will soon be available in stores but we can’t say everybody can afford it since it will cost around $449-$649, depending on what features you want installed on it.