Builder's Spotlight The Paceline Forum Builder's Spotlight


Go Back   The Paceline Forum > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-14-2017, 01:30 PM
Tony T's Avatar
Tony T Tony T is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,393
Lezyne Micro GPS

Anyone here try the Lezyne Micro GPS?
http://www.lezyne.com/product-gps-mi...p#.WHptTbFh3Nw
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-20-2017, 05:59 PM
pncguy pncguy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Broomfield, CO
Posts: 245
Nobody?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2017, 08:23 PM
dustyrider dustyrider is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,098
Somebody is way into these...can't recall who. Maybe bobswire?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-20-2017, 09:03 PM
jischr's Avatar
jischr jischr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 345
I have an older Super GPS that I like alot. Compared to a Garmin 810 I like the Lezyne better with the exception that it currently can't do maps. I haven't plugged into a computer in the last 6 months so an update may take care of that. Or may not. I'll probably get another Lezyne in the next 3-4 months to replace the 810.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-21-2017, 08:43 AM
Tony T's Avatar
Tony T Tony T is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,393
I've since decided to (eventually) get a Garmin 820 as I want the mapping (I don't carry a smartphone when I ride). I'll probably pick one up next month.

Any comments on the Garmin Edge 820?
(I've found a good review at: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/07/...-edge-820.html)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-21-2017, 08:44 AM
R3awak3n's Avatar
R3awak3n R3awak3n is online now
aka RAEKWON
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NYC // Catskills, NY
Posts: 6,372
you should also consider the new wahoo bolt, seems like a nice 820 competitor
__________________
- 9to5bike -
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-21-2017, 09:11 AM
Tony T's Avatar
Tony T Tony T is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,393
I have looked at the bolt in the past, but it I thought that it was more like a 520 competitor (I'll take another look though).
The wahoo does have the "aero advantage" — that is until you put a rider on the bike, then it looses that advantage
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-21-2017, 09:17 AM
chiasticon chiasticon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: northeast ohio
Posts: 2,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
The wahoo does have the "aero advantage" — that is until you put a rider on the bike, then it looses that advantage
I was giggling a couple weeks back about how the Bar Fly out-front Garmin mount brags that it saves 8 seconds in a 40km TT, over the comparable Garmin-branded mount. ok then.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-21-2017, 10:57 AM
onekgguy's Avatar
onekgguy onekgguy is offline
Retired!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 1,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
I've since decided to (eventually) get a Garmin 820 as I want the mapping (I don't carry a smartphone when I ride). I'll probably pick one up next month.

Any comments on the Garmin Edge 820?
(I've found a good review at: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/07/...-edge-820.html)
I've been a loyal Garmin user for years beginning in 2006 with an Edge 305. I've since acquired an Edge 705, Forerunner 235, Approach S6 and now an 820. All of those devices serve me well with the exception of the 820. My Edge 705 is a much better unit for stability (not freezing up and dumping data as my 820 routinely does) and accuracy. When I ride the trails the 705's receiver is considerably better at keeping a signal. There's a 10 mile wooded section where my 820 consistently shorts me over a mile worth of distance when compared to my 705. I've used them side by side many times and it's always the same disparity.

I'm on my 2nd 820 and am really growing tired of its issues. I can't recommend this unit at all.

Kevin g
__________________
Say What?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-21-2017, 11:22 AM
onekgguy's Avatar
onekgguy onekgguy is offline
Retired!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 1,143
Here's a review that may be of interest to those considering a Garmin 820. He talks about (and shows in a video) the problems with the touch screen and how it's very slow to respond -- if at all. I've experienced all of this many times. Also, just trying to get the unit to shut down can be more than a little frustrating as shown in the video. And speaking of shutting down -- my 820 has recently begun to shut down on its own in the middle of a ride for no reason whatsoever. I may have to reformat the unit and start from scratch to see if that helps.

Again, my 8 year old 705 is a superior unit in terms of accuracy and reliability. I never expected that to be the case when I decided to upgrade to what I thought would be a superior unit.

Kevin g
__________________
Say What?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-21-2017, 11:26 AM
MaraudingWalrus MaraudingWalrus is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cocoa Village, FL
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustyrider View Post
Somebody is way into these...can't recall who. Maybe bobswire?
It's probably me. I'm a big advocate of their computers any time GPS stuff comes up.

I have one of last year's computers (their year9 stuff), and we've done a good few of their new year10 stuff, which are moderate to major improvements over the year9 stuff which I already liked.

The 10 stuff compared to the 9 has a few more features that solve the small gripes I have with the year nine stuff - namely an ability to change major settings while recording a ride.
__________________
Check out my
Belt drive SuperSix EVO
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-21-2017, 11:50 AM
sales guy sales guy is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,557
I used to work for Lezyne when we were developing the GPS units. I still have a couple prototypes. I am glad they are coming out with more connectivity and better backend help. When we were first making them, things were rough. It was almost $3mil to get them to market without advertising. I didn't want to see them fail and had serious concerns which I brought up at different times.

Glad things are working out for them. I still love my Lezyne products.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-21-2017, 12:03 PM
R3awak3n's Avatar
R3awak3n R3awak3n is online now
aka RAEKWON
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NYC // Catskills, NY
Posts: 6,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by sales guy View Post
I used to work for Lezyne when we were developing the GPS units. I still have a couple prototypes. I am glad they are coming out with more connectivity and better backend help. When we were first making them, things were rough. It was almost $3mil to get them to market without advertising. I didn't want to see them fail and had serious concerns which I brought up at different times.

Glad things are working out for them. I still love my Lezyne products.
the pumps are really subpar though, expensive and look nice but they are just not very good (unless the higher end models are but the $60 are not as nice as say a joe blow.
__________________
- 9to5bike -
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-21-2017, 03:33 PM
makoti makoti is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: NoVa
Posts: 2,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
I've since decided to (eventually) get a Garmin 820 as I want the mapping (I don't carry a smartphone when I ride). I'll probably pick one up next month.

Any comments on the Garmin Edge 820?
(I've found a good review at: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/07/...-edge-820.html)
I like mine, but I would seriously look at the Wahoo if I was buying today.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-21-2017, 03:57 PM
old fat man's Avatar
old fat man old fat man is offline
but not really
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by makoti View Post
I like mine, but I would seriously look at the Wahoo if I was buying today.
I have an Elemnt. It's much more user friendly than the 800 it replaced, but mapping on the 800 was much better. Elemnt can't zoom out much, no street names, and can't re-position the map to see where that mysterious road might take you. If you want to explore unknown roads or trails, I'd pick a Garmin. If you want convenient and easy setup and integration with visual display for workouts, the Wahoo is a good option.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.