Heard somewhere that the garmin can read your pump and display your blood sugars. Is that true? I am thinking of getting the 800. My 410 watch only last 4 to 5 hours. I am not that fast to complete a Century in 4 to 5 hours.
Getting ready for the Tour De Cure in Cleveland!!! 1200 miles so far this year.
I'm pretty positive the Garmin can't read your pump or CGM. They probably use the same standard for wireless communication, but nothing further.
I do love my Edge 800, and do highly reccomend it.
Not likely. I have a Garmin 700, the older style, and a Paradigm 522 with CGM. I can confirm that is not able to connect to the pump. I'd be so quick to switch if it were true though!
As for comparing an Edge to a Forerunner, the Edge is a great tool for riding with. The Forerunner seems to be best at after-ride analysis, whereas the Edge can show you more data, legibly, with maps. And when you travel, the Edge can double as a vehicle navigation too, for those of us who don't yet own a smartphone.
If you have an iPhone, might I suggest the MapMyFitness Wahoo (http://www.mapmyfitness.com/shop/fitness-sensors). I think Garmin also has a similiar iPhone hookup (https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=103.... I love the idea of using your phone to upload live data of a run or ride. Not sure if these are to that level, but they are as close as you can get.
Or maybe it is!!! http://www8.garmin.com/livetrack/
Wouldn't that just be awesome? My wife, at the finish, could follow me via Garmin Connect on her tablet, and see my Cadence, speed, distance traveled, and Blood Sugars. Oh, wouldn't it be lovely.