Product Comparison: Garmin Touring Plus vs Garmin Edge 800


General Specifications
About the Product
Edge Touring Plus works like the GPS navigator you use in your car, only with maps and features specifically designed to help you find your way by bike. Whether you have a specific destination in mind, or just a distance you want to ride, Edge Touring Plus gives you the freedom to know you can find your way.
Make the most of every ride with Edge 800 — the first touchscreen GPS bike computer. Providing navigation and performance monitoring, Edge 800 is ideal for touring, commuting, competitive cycling and mountain biking.
Brand
Garmin
Garmin
Model
Touring Plus
Edge 800
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
Key Specs
Sensors
Barometric altimeter
Barometric altimeter
Type Of Tracking
GPS
GPS
Tracking Details
Time, Speed, Distance, Location, Elevation, Calories, Heart rate, Grade
Time, Distance, Speed, Location, Heart rate, Cadence, Calories
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin Touring Plus Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Does everything I want...temp, elevation +/-, distance, routes, and links with all social media.
  • I love how easy this GPS is to use for both navigation and ride tracking.
  • This tiny GPS is loaded with features. We are moving to Colorado and the elevation feature is something that will be very useful to her on her rides.
  • The GPS aquires satellites very quickly and it seems to be very accurate with locations, speed and elevation.
  • Doesn't follow the course, often tells you to turn left when you know you should be turning right.
  • It has misdirected me on every ride that I've programmed and frequently freezes, causing me to lose all the data from my ride.
Garmin Edge 800 Cycling GPS Computer-(Certified Refurbished)
  • I have already used it in two MTB races and it has been very accurate.
  • It is accurate, easy to use and read. I love it!
  • So far this thing is awesome. Really enjoy the gps and cadence program.
  • Great bike computer. Easy to use and provides all the info you could need.
  • With the cadence sensor adds a new level of indispensible information to your biking.
Size & Weight
Height
3.7 in.
3.7 in.
Width
2.0 in.
2.0 in.
Depth
1.0 in.
1.0 in.
Weight
3.5 oz.
3.5 oz.
Display
Display Size
1.4" x 2.2"
1.4" x 2.2"
Resolution
160 x 240 pixels
160 x 240 pixels
Touchscreen
Yes
Yes
3D-Map View
No
No
What customers say about "Display"
Garmin Touring Plus Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • This device is very well made and although small have a reasonably easily read display.
  • I've had no issues reading it in direct sunlight.
  • I really like the color, lighted screen and all the read outs.
  • The touch screen is better than expected as it works while I'm wearing full finger bike gloves. In the sunlight, the data screen shows up just fine without backlighting.
  • The next issue I have is for mountain biking and on dark days or if using sunglasses, the screen is way too dim.
Garmin Edge 800 Cycling GPS Computer-(Certified Refurbished)
  • The display is decent size, but not "iphone" quality.
  • Screen has great viewing in light and dark. Great value for the price!
  • There is not a lot of glare in the sun and it lights enough in the dark to read normally.
  • The maps are very helpful when you are ridding a course. Also the touch screen is very handy.
  • The touch screen is surprisingly easy to use in the cold/wet & bright sunlight.
Features
Maps & Memory
Basemap, Ability to add maps, Waypoints/favorites/locations 200, Routes: Limited by memory space available, Riding history up to 180 hours
Waypoints/favorites/locations 200, Routes: Limited by memory space available, Basemap, Ability to add maps, Riding history up to 180 hours
Realtime Map Updates
No
No
Smartphone Compatible
No
No
Interfaces
USB
USB
Environmental Protections
IPX7
IPX7
Extras
Customizable data pages, Auto Pause, Auto Lap, Cycling Courses, Cycle Map, Garmin Connect, LEV/ebike compatibility via ANT+, RoundTrip
Customizable data pages, Auto Pause, Interval training, Advanced workouts, Auto Lap, Virtual Partner, Auto scroll, Cycling Courses, Time/distance alerts, Garmin Connect, Power meter compatible, Foot pod capable
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin Touring Plus Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • The pre-loaded bike trail maps are another feature my wife likes. A birthday present that was very well received and very much appreciated.
  • With the open source maps it has hiking and biking trails as well and hiking it does quite well.
  • The GPS is simple to use and settings seem to be easy to understand.
  • The maps that came pre-loaded on the device are pretty good.
  • Maps are included, which is a big plus.
  • Beware - this device will not work with many cycle maps, even Garmin cycle maps.
  • Hard to switch functions and screens. Routes have too many turns and you are too close to safely turn when the alert sounds.
Garmin Edge 800 Cycling GPS Computer-(Certified Refurbished)
  • It has worked great both inside on a trainer and outdoors. Picks up location very quickly and connected easily to my Wahoo HRM, cadence and speed sensors.
  • The graphic depiction showing changes in elevation was a nice touch as well when reviewing our effort at the end of the day.
  • The edge 800 is exactly what I need - interactive, lots of data to geek out over but that I don't really need, separate bike profiles, and easily programmed gps navigation.
  • The customizable screens are great and it's nice to know its not all in my head when I think it feels way colder than it is (like weather.com said).
  • he ability to upload routes is a feature I found very handy this past week as I was able to have the route set to take us directly to our camp sites at the end of each day.
Battery
Battery Life
17 hours
15 hours
Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion
Rechargeable lithium-ion
What customers say about "Battery"
Garmin Touring Plus Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • It is easy to use and very useful during any kind of ride. Has a nice battery life, and satellite acquisition is quick.
  • Battey is excellent as long as you set the backlight to time out after 15-30 seconds.
  • I have taken it out on several rides of more than 90 miles, complete with rest stops and breaks, and had more than 60% battery life remaining when I returned home.
  • Battery Life - Too early to tell, but initial indications showed that I used 15% of capacity on a 2 hour ride.
  • As far as battery life goes I had it fully charged and by the end of my ride was at 40%. I do have the backlight sent to not go off though.
  • The battery is supposed to give you around 17 hours and I would be lucky to get 8-9 hours out of it.
Garmin Edge 800 Cycling GPS Computer-(Certified Refurbished)
  • I do RAGBRAI every year and this was so great to have! The battery lasts about 12 hrs of running it straight through.
  • The battery life is also great, using it for up to 12 hours per day, with at least 20% battery remaining at the end of each day. Charges quickly too.
  • Had mine for couple years now battery life is amazing over 100 miles 45% etc best computer device on the market :)
  • Battery life even with the backlight permanently on is very good. I lose about 15%-20% charge after a 90min ride with the backlight fully on.
  • The battery seems to be amazing, i've never run out and on a 3% charge i've managed to get it to run for 1hour with the screen on lowest setting, just to track my ride.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, IC
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.99 $


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