This post is more for me to coalesce my thoughts about this Garmin GPS alternative. I’ll start by saying that I’ve used a Garmin GPS since at least 2008, and 5 of those years I’ve used a Garmin 800 with few of the problems many of my riding buddies have struggled with. I’ve been able to accurately navigate; upload data to various sites (with only the annoying hiccup of Garmin Communicator vanishing, mandating manual uploads); and I’ve only very rarely had data issues. Perhaps a lukewarm review for a $500 device, but hey, at least I can say honestly, It performed as advertised – again, more than many Garmin users I know!
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
I have NaNoWriMo brain right now, but I’m shifting gears because I want to talk briefly about the replacement I bought for my sad, squashed Garmin Edge 605.