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Looking at a comparison of GPS cycling units on the market today, you can see the 810 is at the bigger range of things – though not quite the biggest: Here’s an above shot showing the depth (excluding the Mio unit, since it was being temperamental standing up): If we narrow it down to the most popular GPS units around these parts, you can get a better understanding of where it stands: From the side, the 810 is of course identical to the 800, and nearly identical in height to the new Edge 510.

The FR405, FR405CX, FR410 , again, all share the same case. The 810 shares the same exact case as its older sibling, the Edge 800.In fact, from more than about two feet away, you probably can’t tell the difference: The only visible difference is the 810 includes the text ‘810’ along the edges, whereas the 800 does not.By doing so, you not only support the site (and all the work I do here) – but you also get to enjoy the significant partnership benefits that are just for DC Rainmaker readers.And, since this item is more than , you get free US shipping as well.If you turn it over, you’ll find the USB port (mini-USB), as well as the Micro SD card for loading maps (or to use as additional storage): The touch screen itself hasn’t changed any from the Edge 800.

It’s still a full color, resistive touch screen, which means that it works just fine with gloves and the like (unlike your smart phone).

With the introduction out of the way, let’s dive into the size of these units.

Garmin will often re-use their device casings for multiple iterations or variants of a device.

For example, the Edge 200 is in the same case as the Edge 500.

The Forerunner 110 and 210, and golfing devices share the same unit.

If we put the four Garmin units side by side, the differences are more easily spotted (left to right: Edge 800, 810, 510, 500): The quick mount system found on the Edge 810 is identical to that found on the earlier Edge 800.