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Editor here at off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. In the past Rachael has written for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 

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7 months 3 weeks ago

I've had my 530 about a year. Replaced my 510 to get live segments (no racing during COVID so chasing KOMs, and live does help know when to start and finish). The buttons are pretty awful. I've put stickers on them with labels so I can remember which (of the seven) is which. Not a great solution. Also syncing to my iPhone 11 is far from seamless. I have to dink around with re-pairing semi-regularly. A month ago it stopped and various efforts to power down, forget Bluetooth device, re-pair, update garmin connect app etc are all still to no avail. Eventually I'm sure it will start working again. Garmin. Sigh. 

7 months 3 weeks ago

From personal experience I cannot recommend Garmin devices, not because the devices are not good, it more about their support network, which I judge as abismal.  I have an Edge 1000 and the rubber power button (not unlike many others, check the forums) has collapsed/broken through.   When I enquired about a replacement part Garmin advised that I couldn't get a part I needed to buy a refurbiished device at £195.  Bonkers! So when the part is worth about £20 I'm held to ransom.  Not the kind of customer support I would expect from an international company.  I can't comment on the device, but you are forewarned about their customer service.

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