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Garmin 520+ on sale

Old 05-24-19, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldrush View Post
Curious as to how anyone reviewed a product that is not yet shipping??
REI says its available in the shop closest to me.

Here are the reviews:

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Old 05-24-19, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
1 cal = 4.184 Joule = 10^-3 Cal

Did they get that wrong?
Joules is the power you are applying to the crank.

Calories is the amount of food/fat you burned.

There's an conversion factor that is different for different people.

If it was an issue of the definition of units, no one would care that much.

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Old 05-25-19, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Just FYI, the 530 reviews on the REI website are all negative, and all complain of the same thing -- the scroll-back button apparently is unresponsive.
*puts credit card back in wallet*
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All I can say is that I'm very happy with my 520. I bought mine knowing that I wouldn't be using many of the functions but I wanted something I could grow into. I still don't have a power meter, I use the heart rate strap and cadence function only occasionally and hardly use the map function. I don't use the lap functions etc. When I think about it I'm probably only using about 60% of what it can actually do.
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