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What settings should I use for my Garmin Edge 800 with Garmin Power Courses?

One of Best Bike Split’s key features is the Garmin Power Course. This file when paired with a Garmin Edge cycling computer allows you to receive location based power instructions while racing. Each Garmin device is slightly different so we have created the guide below to help you get the optimal settings for your device. Remember Garmin Power Courses require you to be riding on the actual course because power targets are based on latitude and longitude points.

Before starting, make sure you always have the latest firmware installed on your device.

Data Fields for All Edge Devices

We recommend the following data fields when using Garmin Power Courses on your device. These settings will help guide your actions as power target alerts are prompted.

  1. 3 Second Power Average
  2. 10 Second Power Average
  3. 30 Second Power Average
  4. CRS. Pt. Distance (not available on all devices)

Garmin Edge 800

Power Course Settings

Use the following screen shots to help you setup your Edge 800 for optimal use with Garmin Power Courses.

General Settings

  1. Select MENU
  2. Select Wrench Icon
  3. Select System
  4. Select Map
  5. Set Guide Text to Never Display
  6. Select Routing
  7. Use Settings Shown on Screen 7 Below
800 Screen 1 800 Screen 2 800 Screen 3800 Screen 4 800 Screen 5 800 Screen 6800 Screen 7

Specific Course Settings

  1. Select Courses
  2. Select Your Course
  3. Select Wrench Icon
  4. Course Settings
  5. Map Display Settings
800 Screen 1 800 Screen 2 800 Screen 3800 Screen 4 800 Screen 5

Now that your settings have been adjusted they will be saved to the specific course. When you are ready to race simply follow the instructions below.

Starting Power Course

  1. Load the file to the Edge 800 Device (see How to Load Garmin Power Courses above)
  2. Turn on the device
  3. Select Menu
  4. Select Courses -> (Course Name) -> Go
  5. Ignore Navigation to Start of Course
  6. Race!
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