I'm training with a Garmin Edge 800, I also occasionally use an older model (305) when mountain biking. I like to travel light and carrying a notebook around to review my data is less than ideal. What I'd really like is to bring my tablet, plug in my 800/305, and get my charts, map, etc. Uploading to garmin connect would be nice, but that can wait.
Any chance? My tablet is an asus transformer with android 4. It's got a usb port so it should be possible?
Ron, I would suggest you to give Sportablet a try (http://www.sportablet.com)
I've found this app through another thread here:
it's working great with my Edge 500 and, according to the website, works with 800 too. I'm using an Acer A500, but your tablet is listed as supported.
I tried the sportablet app and it's actually pretty cool. Works perfectly with my edge 800, it's well organized and intuitive to use.
Some features are still missing, like uploading to garmin connect or facebook. I exchanged a few email with the guy who's writing the app, the upload stuff is coming, plus he's got a lot of cool ideas.
I really wanted to show my support, so in the end I bought one for my asus transformer and one for my wife's iconia, it's working fine with both. She's running with a forerunner 110, and it works with that too.
Guys, if you like the idea of uploading to your tablet, give that app a try : )