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Garmin replacement questions

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:43 pm
by michaelcole
So I smashed my Garmin screen this weekend. I'm considering the 530 as a replacement. Anyone use the 530?
Comments? Suggestions?
The only reason I'd get the 530 over the 130 is the map feature but I can't really see the map without reading glasses anyway so maybe the 130 is all I need.

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Re: Garmin replacement questions

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:01 pm
by Fintan
Contact Garmin. They will often give you a refurb at a very reasonable cost.

Re: Garmin replacement questions

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:00 am
by michaelcole
Nobody has one or any feedback on the 530? I was hoping to hook up with someone and check it out to see it in action.

Re: Garmin replacement questions

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:58 am
by carlshimer
My 520's charging port started to die. The usual problem is corrosion and can theoretically be fixed by disassembling the device, cleaning it with an alchohol, and putting it back together. Of course, these devices aren't meant to be taken apart and the ifixit videos are "best case". Well, I cracked the screen dissembling the device. I suppose I could have bought a new screen but at that point I said screw it and bought the 530. I don't have much feedback yet. It's newer, faster, and a big bigger. Haven't got to use any of the advanced features yet.

Re: Garmin replacement questions

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:37 am
by KTeves
I have the Edge 530. Like Carl said it's a little bigger and a lot faster. I found a bug where the zoom level you try to set does not keep. I opened a case with Garmin and they confirmed the bug. It's supposed to be addressed with the next firmware update. It has some new features which I personally don't care much about. Others may disagree, but despite what people think about Garmin I still think the EDGE line is the probably the best there is.

(As with most cycling gadgets . . .) You should check-out DC Rainmaker's review: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/gar ... eview.html

Re: Garmin replacement questions

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:55 am
by chrismitchell
michaelcole wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:00 am
Nobody has one or any feedback on the 530? I was hoping to hook up with someone and check it out to see it in action.
I've got a 530, I like it, much better than the 810 I was using before. I'll have it with me at our CX race if you want to check it out.