Garmin Edge 800 Touchscreen-based Cycling GPS; to be Available Post-October

August 27, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Garmin has announced the Edge 800 GPS for cyclists and it comes with a variety of features. The device seamlessly combines the most popular aspects of the industry-leading Edge 500 and Edge 705 while adding an intuitive touchscreen interface.

The Edge 800 comes with a 2.6-inch touchscreen display and with new mapping options such as Garmin’s BaseCamp route planning and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery which makes it perfect for training, touring and riding on the trail.

BaseCamp lets users plan and preview routes while subscribers to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery can quickly transfer high-resolution satellite images to Edge 800 and integrate those images into the onscreen maps to get a true representation of the surroundings.

It also boasts the HotFix GPS technology which will help to quickly acquire and maintain satellite reception. Better still, Edge 800 syncs wirelessly through ANT+ technology with compatible third-party power meters as well as Garmin heart rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors.

The Edge 800 is expected to be launched sometime after October and will cost from $449 to $649 depending on the bundle you choose.

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