In addition to Edge 705 which we just mentioned Garmin also announced Edge 605 today. Edge 605 has the same for factor and features as with its more expensive version for the most part but it just lacks the heart rate monitor and the speed/cadence sensor. You’ll also miss out on the barometric altimeter, unit-to-unit wireless transfer and the ability to attach a power meter to it. However you’ll save some money since Edge 605 costs $430. Of course you’ll still need to buy maps if you want turn by turn directions.
Edge 605 has great training features for cyclists such as:
- virtual partner lets you race a virtual competitor over a specified distance and speed
- courses let you race against a previously recorded workout, so you can compare your current and past performances over the same ride
- auto pause pauses the timer when you slow down or stop and resumes when you speed up again, so you can focus on your ride
- auto Lap automatically starts a new lap each time you pass a specified location or travel a preset distance