UPDATED... more of a mini review..
EDGE 605: Well no one seemed to own one or no one wanted to admit to it, so I took the plunge and brought one.. and at £210 I feel that is good value for money.
Well there is no point me going on about all the features or differences between this and the 705 as they are all documented enough already.., for me the extras that a 705 offer just do not stack up cost wise, plus I just don't need them..
So this is just a little summary about how I feel about the 605. First off it is a bigger unit that my previous 205 but for me that makes it easier to read. It did not take me long to figure out how to set it up the way I want it.
I have chosen to maximise the three screens I will use the most but there are at least another 2 or 3 which are aimed at the training side of things etc.
My main screen shows me the most important stuff to me, speed, distance, lap distance, time of day and max speed. My 2nd screen has all the other major details. I have chosen, time of journey, cals burnt (doubt its accurate without greater input detail), avg speed, more distance and lap info and sunset and sunrise time (as I do love my night riding).
I am guessing its got a better battery than my 205 and it seems to last longer between charges, but for me the two things that I really like on top of everything else, is when you first switch the unit on, it does not automatically turn the back light on, so you have to select it and at what level, but only when you want it, which in daylight is a great power saver.. but also you can set the display to auto day or night mode and this comes into play on the settings of sunset and sunrise and it is handy as the night display is that much easier to read on my night rides..
So all in all I am pleased and I can not see any negatives in not getting the 705, which can be a good £100 more (depending on the toys).. so if anyone is on the look out for one, good olde Amazon might just help you out.. and post free too.. and I still have the Sat Nav section to play with..