I got my first Garmin bike GPS in 2012. The step up from using basic smartphone apps and/or traditional wired speedometers was immense, and I was quick to embrace the technology and all that it offered.
Noticing that many people seemed to struggle with certain aspects of using the Edge 800, I started to post a few tutorials and “how-to” articles on my main site, www.scarletfire.co.uk, as I discovered new tricks and techniques.
Some of these posts became quite popular – clear evidence that lots of people were Googling for solutions to similar problems with their own Garmin units.
As ScarletFire continued to grow over the next few years, I suspected that the volume of posts was probably difficult to navigate for first time visitors. That’s the thing with blog posts, it’s hard to retrospectively tie them all together into a cohesive, logical order to provide readers with a natural progression through the various topics. Plus, a great deal of my posts were about topics other than how to use Garmin edge bike units.
So, I made a decision to craft a more explicit guide that could take people on a journey. I would help people to transform themselves from total Garmin Edge beginners through to skilled and knowledgeable users of their prized GPS gizmo.
The units themselves cost enough, don’t they? It’s a shame to not use it to its full potential.
At the time of writing, Summer 2015, I am launching my course for the Edge 800, as it’s the model I’m most familiar with. If the course is succesful and there appears to be a demand, I will expand the range to include courses on other units in the Garmin range.
Thank you for supporting me to keep ScarletFire going!