Garmin 705 Hits Retail in UK
The Garmin 705, their top of the line cycling GPS computer, just hit retail in the UK. Ã‚Â However, it doesn’t appear that they can get a Euro mapped version of the Garmin-Slipstream team color model (shown above). Ã‚Â Of course, we can only get this stateside as part of their $650 (MSRP) bundle that includes data card w/ street maps, cadence sensor and heart rate monitor. Ã‚Â The basic unit starts at $499, with different option packages between that and the $650 version.
The 705 has several features not available in the 605, including: Barometric altimeter, compatibility with ANT+ enabled power meters, it can share info with other 705s, it has a heart rate monitor and can be equipped with a cadence sensor.
UPDATE: Apparently, this has been at retail in the UK for a while, so while we apologize for the “old” info, here’s our source on this one, posted April 10.