Function/FeatureGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
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Product Announcement DateJan 7, 2013Aug 26, 2010Jan 7, 2013SEP 1, 2009OCT 4, 2011Jun 15, 2011Jan 7, 2013Jan 8, 2012JUN 13, 2012
Actual Availability/Shipping DateJan 2013Nov 2010Jan 2013Dec 2009JAN-APR 2012Jun 2012Jan 2013Feb 8, 2012JUN 2012
GPS Recording FunctionalityYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Data TransferUSB & BluetoothUSBUSB & BluetoothUSBANT+ WirelessUSBUSB & BluetoothUSBUSB
WaterproofingIPX7IPX7IPX7IPX7Yes - 50mIPX7IPX750 MetersIPX7
Battery Life (GPS)17 hours15 hours20 hours18 hours20 Hours17 Hours17 hours8 Hours15 hours
Recording Interval1-Second or Smart1-Second or Smart1-Second or Smart1-Second or Smart1s or Smart1-second1-Second or Smart1-secondConfigurable: 1s, 2s, 4s, 8s
AlertsSound/VisualSound/VisualAudio/VisualSound/VisualVibrate/Sound/VisualYesSound/VisualAudio/Visual; Vibrate for UpAudio/Visual
Backlight GreatnessGreatGreatGreatGoodGreatGreatGreatGoodGood
Ability to download custom apps to unit/deviceNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Acts as daily activity monitor (steps, etc...)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
ConnectivityGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Bluetooth Smart to Phone UploadingNoNoNoNoVia Wahoo Fitness AdapterNoNoNoNo
Phone Notifications to unit (i.e. texts/calls/etc...)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Live Tracking (streaming location to website)YesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
Emergency/SOS Message Notification (from watch to contacts)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Built-in cellular chip (no phone required)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
CyclingGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Designed for cyclingYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Power Meter CapableYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Power Meter Configuration/Calibration OptionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Power Meter TSS/NP/IFYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Speed/Cadence Sensor CapableYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Strava segments live on deviceQ3 2015Q3 2015NoQ3 2015
RunningGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Designed for runningNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesCan show Pace
Footpod Capable (For treadmills)N/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AYesN/A
Running Dynamics (vertical oscillation, ground contact time, etc...)N/AN/AN/AN/ANoN/AN/ANoNo
VO2Max EstimationN/AN/AN/AN/ANoN/AN/ANoNo
Race PredictorN/AN/AN/AN/ANoN/AN/ANoNo
Recovery AdvisorN/AN/AN/AN/ANoN/AN/ANoNo
Run/Walk ModeN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/ANoN/A
SwimmingGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Designed for swimmingNoNoNoNoYesNoNoBasic supportNo
Openwater swimming modeN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/ANo (Swimcap only)N/A
Lap/Indoor Distance TrackingN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Record HR underwaterN/AN/AN/AN/ANoN/AN/ANoN/A
Openwater Metrics (Stroke/etc.)N/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Indoor Metrics (Stroke/etc.)N/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Indoor Drill ModeN/AN/AN/AN/ANoN/AN/AN/AN/A
Indoor auto-pause featureN/AN/AN/AN/ANoN/AN/AN/AN/A
Change pool sizeN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Indoor Min/Max Pool LengthsN/AN/AN/AN/A20m/22y to 100y/mN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ability to customize data fieldsN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Can change yards to metersN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Captures per length data - indoorsN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Indoor AlertsN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AN/AN/A
TriathlonGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Designed for triathlonNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNo
Multisport modeN/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/AN/AYesN/A
WorkoutsGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Create/Follow custom workoutsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
On-unit interval FeatureYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Training Calendar FunctionalityYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNo
FunctionsGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Auto Start/StopYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Virtual Partner FeatureYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Virtual Racer FeatureYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNo
Records PR's - Personal Records (diff than history)YesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
Day to day watch abilityNoN/ANoN/ANoN/ANoNoN/A
Hunting/Fishing/Ocean DataNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Tidal Tables (Tide Information)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Jumpmaster mode (Parachuting)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
GeocachingNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Weather Display (live data)YesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
NavigateGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Follow GPS Track (Courses/Waypoints)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes (Barely)
Markers/Waypoint DirectionYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Routable/Visual Maps (like car GPS)YesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Back to startYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Impromptu Round Trip Route CreationNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Download courses/routes from phone to unitYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
SensorsGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Altimeter TypeBarometricBarometricBarometricBarometricBarometricBarometricBarometricGPS, Barometric for UpBarometric
Compass TypeGPSGPSGPSGPSGPSMagneticGPSN/AMagnetic
Optical Heart Rate Sensor internallyN/ANoNoN/A
Heart Rate Strap CompatibleYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ANT+ Heart Rate Strap CapableYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ANT+ Speed/Cadence CapableYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ANT+ Footpod CapableNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNo
ANT+ Power Meter CapableYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ANT+ Weight Scale CapableYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNo
ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym)NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
ANT+ Lighting ControlQ3 2015Q3 2015NoQ3 2015
ANT+ Bike Radar IntegrationQ3 2015Q3 2015NoQ3 2015
ANT+ Trainer Control (FE-C)NoNoNoNo
ANT+ Remote ControlYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
ANT+ eBike CompatibilityNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Shimano Di2 ShiftingYesYesNoNoNoYes
Bluetooth Smart HR Strap CapableNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence CapableNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Footpod CapableNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Power Meter CapableNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Temp Recording (internal sensor)YesYesYesYesNoYesYesUp OnlyNo
Temp Recording (external sensor)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
SoftwareGarmin Edge 810Garmin Edge 800Garmin Edge 510Garmin Edge 500Garmin Forerunner 910XTCycleOps Joule GPSGarmin Edge 810Magellan Switch & Switch UpTimex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
PC ApplicationGarmin ExpressGarmin Training Center/BasecampGarmin ExpressGarmin ExpressGTC/ANT AgentPowerAgentGarmin ExpressNoneTraining Peaks Agent
Web ApplicationGarmin ConnectGarmin ConnectGarmin ConnectGarmin ConnectGarmin ConnectTraining CampGarmin ConnectMagellen ActiveTraining Peaks
Phone AppGarmin Connect (iOS/Android)GARMIN CONNECT (IPHONE/ANDROID)Garmin Connect (iOS/Android)Garmin Connect Mobile (not direct to device though)iOS/Androidvia MapMyRideGarmin Connect (iOS/Android)NoneTraining Peaks
Ability to Export SettingsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
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