New garmin product 1040edge, 840, 540

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I just got my 840 today and what a breeze it is to load pages right from your phone. Hopefully I can do all the data screens right from my phone as it was such a pain doing on the actual device. Didnt get a chance to ride with it as work got in the way but maybe tomorrow if it doesnt rain.
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For those of you who've had the opportunity to use both the 1040 and 840 (ideally solar) what's your take on deciding between these two? Is the larger screen worth the additional weight in terms of user experience?

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Is anyone honestly bothered about a few extra grams from their computer. Unless your body fat is 5% it's not holding you back.

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jadedaid wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2023 10:01 pm
For those of you who've had the opportunity to use both the 1040 and 840 (ideally solar) what's your take on deciding between these two? Is the larger screen worth the additional weight in terms of user experience?

The 840 has buttons in addition to the touchscreen. That alone makes it the better option unless you absolutely need the larger display.

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guyc wrote:Is anyone honestly bothered about a few extra grams from their computer. Unless your body fat is 5% it's not holding you back.
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jadedaid wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2023 10:01 pm
For those of you who've had the opportunity to use both the 1040 and 840 (ideally solar) what's your take on deciding between these two? Is the larger screen worth the additional weight in terms of user experience?
I haven't used 1040 extensively but I spent a week or two deciding between those two... friend I ride with has 1040 so I could compare to my 830 when I had it -> the bigger screen is nice but you can benefit from it only in the map view, you can't use more fields, it's just that everything is bigger. So for me it was not worth the additional size (and weight haha), I also use it on the MTB where 840 fits much better.

What I dislike are the bugs... I had already 3 crashes in last 2 weeks, two times it restarted, once it got completely stuck and I had to stop and hold power button to reset it. I can't understand how after all these years (I had all the 8xx Garmins and all of them had nasty SW problems at the beginning) Garmin still does not learn to create proper SW...

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MrCurrieinahurry wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2023 10:13 pm
guyc wrote:Is anyone honestly bothered about a few extra grams from their computer. Unless your body fat is 5% it's not holding you back.
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I know. I know.

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guyc wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2023 10:15 pm
MrCurrieinahurry wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2023 10:13 pm
guyc wrote:Is anyone honestly bothered about a few extra grams from their computer. Unless your body fat is 5% it's not holding you back.
Remember where u are mate Image

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I know. I know.

The site where everyone is on 8kg disc bikes right? ;)
I'll have you know many self respecting Weenies got their disk brake bikes down to 7.5kg. Some, who can afford S-Works and/or THM are able go below the magic 6.8kg. WW is alive and well and that is why Garmin weight matters. :D
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by m3bas

Am i the only one struggling with the new font sizing on the 840/540?

I use glasses for reading for longer periods but can read read normal text without (phone for example), the sizing of font with the new software makes it almost impossible though, particularly on the move. The freeclimb data for example is basically illegible to me.

Is there a setting to adjust that I am missing.

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If you go into your settings of the 840 you can adjust the text size.
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bikeboy1tr wrote:If you go into your settings of the 840 you can adjust the text size.
Can you be more specific where it is in the menu?


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Does anyone make a nice wrap/sticker for the 1040 to jazz it up a bit?

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Actually the text size is for map functions only as the screen for rides without map appear to be the same. But text for following a course should hopefully be better with the optional large text.
So go to Edit for Activity Profiles under Road, select Navigation, then Map, then Appearance, then Advanced. You can also search this on the Garmin manual or whatever on Garmin site. The Garmin forums are also pretty good for searching out info.
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The 840 seems to be as full of bugs as the previous models:
https://forums.garmin.com/sports-fitnes ... 840-series

It seems that they have even carried over some bugs from the older models. :lol:

Don't get me wrong, I fully understand that every software has some bugs. I would not mind if the computer still showed jumps when riding on a flat road (like my old 530), but the computer crashing mid-ride is too much.

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by RDY

Speaking of bugs. AFAIK the 'feature' where Strava segment nags will continually interrupt (even though you send them away by pressing the red X), with no way around it, is still present in the x40 series. Or did they change this?

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