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Small GPS receiver, designed as personal training assistant and bike computer with high-sensitive SiRFstar III antenna, large, easy to read color display, integrated base map and USB interface. The Edge 605 has 485 MB of built-in memory to store optional maps with even more detailed information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. In addition, it has a slot for a standard µSD memory card.

As a personal training assistant, the GARMIN Edge 605 records the travelled path (track), distance, time, computes the calories burned and helps to achieve your personal workout goals. The device is very easy to use, supports multiple languages and has an extremely sensitive antenna. It is the perfect partner for any biking activities. The built-in USB interface supports data exchange with a PC.

This device is especially well suited to provide information about your outdoor activities (track, speed, maximum speed, distance, time a.s.o.). Use the function "mark waypoint" to get the coordinates of the current location. The device also shows the current location on tha map and in relation to user defined waypoints or routes.

Differences between the various Edge models:

All models provide similar functions; these are the main differences:

Feature / Model Display Touchscreen Shows map Slot for µSD memory card Barometrical altimeter Heart rate, speed/cadence Data fields Price
Edge 205 gray scale
128x160
- - - - - 23 Discontinued
Edge 305 gray scale
128x160
- - - YES YES 32 Discontinued
Edge 500 gray scale
128x160
- - - YES YES 45 Discontinued
Edge 510 color
176x220
YES - - YES YES 84 Discontinued
Edge 520 color
200x265
- - - YES YES 135 From CHF 318
From EUR 278
Edge 605 color
176x220
- YES YES - - 23 Discontinued
Edge 705 color
176x220
- YES YES YES YES 32 Discontinued
Edge 800 color
160x240
YES YES YES YES YES 69 Discontinued
Edge 810 color
160x240
YES YES YES YES YES 84 Discontinued
Edge 1000 color
240x400
YES YES YES YES YES 94 From CHF 558
From EUR 487

Please find a table with detailed technical data in our Buyer's guide.


Contents: Features - Overview - Main Pages - Training Center - Price - Options - Downloads - Order

GARMIN Edge 605

Features:

  • Best suited to be fixed on a bike, robust, very handy
  • Easy to read color display with background illumination (176x220 pixels)
  • Multilingual user interface in Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in SiRFstar III antenna
  • Powered by built-in, rechargeable battery (lasts about 15 h), battery charger included
  • Integrated base map
  • 485 MB of built-in memory to store even more detailed maps with local roads, points of interest etc. You may transfer these maps from a PC to the GPS
  • Slot for standard micro SD memory card ("TransFlash"). Memory cards are available as an option.
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 50°C (5° .. 120°F)
  • USB interface (connection cable included)
  • Dimensions: 51x109x25 mm (2x4.3x1 inches)
  • Weight: 105 g (3.7 ounces)
  • Water resistant up to approx. 3 feet (1 meter) for about 30 minutes (IPX7)

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

Information about your training:

  • Personal profile: Stores personal information such as gender, weight and date of birth (in order to calculate the calories burned)
  • Bike profile: Stores the weight of three different bikes.
  • Stop watch with split times (laps). Records split times either manually by pressing the "lap" key or automatically based on a user defined distance or position.
  • Auto pause: Stops the watch automatically if the current speed drops below a user defined value, e.g. when waiting at a red light or during a short break.
  • Speed alert: Goes off when the current speed exceeds a user defined upper limit or when the current speed drops below a user defined lower limit.
  • Distance alert: Goes off after you have travelled a user defined distance. The alert can be set to go off only once or repetitive.
  • Time alert Goes off after a user defined time period. The alert can be set to go off only once or repetitive.
  • Virtual Partner: This unique feature helps you to achieve certain goals for your workout. Choose one of the following combinations:
    1. Distance & Time: Set the distance for your workout and the time you intend to achieve. Forerunner computes the speed required.
    2. Time & Speed: Set the time and the speed for your workout.
    3. Distance & Speed: Set the distance and the speed for your workout.
    The virtual partner will keep exactly the speed required to achieve the goal you have set. The Edge 605 will constantly measure your current speed and compares it to the virtual partner's speed. It will ask you to speed up or slow down as needed and it shows on the display whether you are ahead or behind your virtual partner.
  • History: The Edge 605 keeps track of your workouts. It stores the date, time, number of laps, duration, distance, average speed, calories burned, average and maximum heart rate on a daily basis. It also provides weekly overviews and running totals for the duration, distance and calories burned.
  • Navigation: Indicates your current location on the map and in relation to user defined waypoints or routes. You can create routes with these waypoints. The GPS will guide you from one waypoint to the next indicating current direction and distance. You can save 50 routes.
  • Back to start: This feature helps you to travel all the way back to the starting point of your trip.
  • Stores up to 100 waypoints with name (up to 8 characters) and icon (choice of more than 30 symbols).
  • Stores up to 13'000 trackpoints of the most recent travelled path (tracking) and 1'000 laps.
  • Supports metric and U.S. units.
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GARMIN Edge 605 overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN Edge 605
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Main pages of the GARMIN Edge 605:

Note: The images below show the display of the Edge 605. Many of the pages are configurable, the pictures are just examples. For the data fields, there is a choice of 33 different values, see selection.

Satellites User Profile Bike Profile
GARMIN Edge 605 Satellites GARMIN Edge 605 user profile GARMIN Edge 605 bike profile
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Current position (coordinates)
  • Current position of the satellites in the sky
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Weight
  • Bike (name changeable)
  • Weight of the bike
  • Odometer (individually resetable)
  • Wheel size (automatically or manual setting)
Map Waypoint Display
GARMIN Edge 605 map GARMIN Edge 605 waypoint GARMIN Edge 605 display
  • Position of the map pointer (coordinates, direction and distance from current position)
  • Map (orientation either north up or moving direction up)
  • Map pointer (white arrow)
  • Current position (black triangle)
  • Current scale
  • Symbol (selection of more than 160 different symbols)
  • Name (up to 25 characters)
  • Coordinates of the waypoint
  • Elevation
  • Direction and distance to the waypoint from current position
  • Delete waypoint
  • Show waypoint on map
  • Navigate to waypoint

Choose the number of data fields and your preferred value for each of the data fields. For the available values see list below.
In this example, the following values are shown:

  • Duration of this training unit
  • Current speed
  • Travelled distance during this training unit
  • Current time
  • Calories burned during this training unit
Virtual Partner Time / Distance Alert History
GARMIN Edge 605 virtual partner GARMIN Edge 605 time / distance alert GARMIN Edge 605 history
  • Duration of this training unit
  • Current speed
  • Travelled distance during this training unit
  • Distance between you and your virtual partner

You may set various alerts:

  • Time alert
  • Distance alert
  • Speed alerts (lower limit / upper limit)

This figure shows the settings of the time and speed alert:

  • Type of time alert (once or repeating)
  • Time until alert
  • Type of distance alert (once or repeating)
  • Distance until alert

The device collects various data during the workout. View this information through history.

  • Stored workouts (date, time, number of laps)
  • Calories burned, duration and travelled distance for selected workout
  • Average speed for selected workout
  • Maximum speed for selected workout

Data fields on pages with user selectable data fields:

No Name Explanation
1 Accuracy of GPS Accuracy of current position information
2 Bearing The compass direction from a position to a destination measured to the nearest degree; also called an azimuth. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint.
3 Calories Amount of calories burned during this training unit
4 Dist - Lap Distance traveled during current lap
5 Dist - Last Lap Distance traveled during last completed lap
6 Dist - Paused Distance covered while timer in auto pause mode
7 Distance Distance traveled during this training unit
8 Distance to dest Distance to final destination
9 Distance to next Distance to next turn
10 ETA at destination Estimated arrival time at final destination
11 ETA at next Estimated arrival time at next turn
12 Elevation Current altitude
13 Grade Inclination or declination, calculation based on distance and elevation gain or loss
14 Heading Current direction of movement
15 Laps Number of completed laps
16 Speed Current speed
17 Speed - Avg Average speed during this training unit
18 Speed - Lap Average speed during current lap
19 Speed - Last lap Average speed during last completed lap
20 Speed - Maximum Maximum speed during this training unit
21 Speed zone Current speed zone (the Edge 605 supports 10 adjustable speed zones)
22 Sunrise Time of the theoretical sunrise at the current location
23 Sunset Time of the theoretical sunset at the current location
24 Time Elapsed time since the start of the current training unit
25 Time - Avg lap Average time to complete the laps so far
26 Time - Lap Elapsed time since the start of the current lap
27 Time - Last lap Time to complete the last completed lap
28 Time - Paused Time elapsed while timer in auto pause mode
29 Time to destination Estimated travel time to the final destination
30 Time to next Estimated travel time to the next turn
31 Time of day Current time
32 Waypoint at dest Name of the waypoint at the final destination
33 Waypoint at next Name of the waypoint at the next turn
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Training Center:

You may download this software either from GARMIN's website or from our server, see Downloads below. The software requires a PC with Windows 2000 or later and an USB connector or an Intel-based Mac or PowerPC (G3 or newer) running OS X 10.4 or later with an USB connector. Training Center provides the following features:

Examples:

Hint: Click on the images for an enlargement

User profile Overview graphics Overview graphics
Training Center user profile Training Center overview graphics 1 Training Center overview graphics 2
Username, gender, weight, date of birth, speed zones etc. Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for elevation and pace Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for grade and speed
Overview values Graph speed over time Detailed map with track
Training Center overview totals Training Center graph speed over time Training Center detailed map
Calendar, logs, totals, graphical representation Graphical representation speed over time If you own a map with detailed information (e.g MapSource MetroGuide or Swiss Topo), you can display the track on these maps as well
Training schedule Workout (example 1) Workout (example 2)
Training Center training schedule Training Center workout 1 Training Center workout 2
The Training Center helps you to manage work outs and training schedules.
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Price:

This model has been discontinued; however, you can still order options for the Edge 605.

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Options:

Power supply without USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 | EUR 19 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange and power supply
(One such cable comes with the Edge 605)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 | EUR 13 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 | EUR 25 [Picture and details]
Additional mounting kit
(Such a mounting kit comes with the Edge 605)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 17 | EUR 15 [Picture and details]
Soft case Add item to shopping basket CHF 28 | EUR 24 [Picture and details]
4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 9 | EUR 8 [Picture and details]
8.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 | EUR 14 [Picture and details]
16.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 19 | EUR 17 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Edge 605 in detail.

MapSource, various µSD memory cards, DVDs and CDroms with topographic and street maps (products on DVD or CDrom require a computer and a cable for data exchange).

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Downloads:

Here we provide additional documentation and software updates:

If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download and install it for free.
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Order:

To order options for the GARMIN Edge 605 please:

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