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Distance: 2.29 miles Time: 00:10:59 Max Speed: 0.00 mph
Avg Speed: 12.51 mph Temp: Avg: 28
Category: general: testing - solo
Route:   Weight: 248 Altitude Gain: 88 ft
Avg Power: 189 W Terrain: Road: Flat Bike: Specialized 40lb-Globe 700c Hybrid
Club: Cycle Time Century
Weather Conditions: Overcast cold
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 1st ride with Garmin Edge 200
I started the Garmin unit .33 miles after the ride start. I did not realize the device needed to be started after it was turned on -no problem though! The Edge 200 is definitely a neat device! A simple ride around the neighborhood registers 89 feet of elevation gain.

The Garmin Edge 200 may well be considered a "bare-bones" GPS work-out plotting tool for bicyclists. But for me this is an extraordinary step-up in convenience and an increase in functionality over typical cyclometers.

This device eliminates the need for separate cyclometers on each of my bikes. No settings to adjust from one bike to the next . Easy data upload of ride data with maps and elevation gain automatically tabulated to the Garmin connect web. Plus there are the usual statistic tabulations including avg. speed, distance, as well as calories burned. All around great device for tracking a work-out or a commute.

While on route the Edge 200 acts like typical cyclometers with a continuous read of MPH and a scrolling of avg MPH, ride time, distance traveled, elevation gained, and calories burned. Using this device gets rid of separate cyclometers In use on each bike I ride (I currently use 5 different ones), along with their associated wiring and pick-ups and magnets, my bikes have a neater appearance.

The photos illustrate the simplicity of the Garmin Edge 200 -vs- a typical cyclometers component parts.

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