Good evening people. Tonight’s post will be for cyclists, if you are a triathlete, professional cyclist or if you just love cycling this post is for you. I’m going to cover the theme about Garmin GPS Bike Computers. I found some pretty cool bike computers that this company has so let’s check it out.
This is the last model of the GPS Bike Computer that has navigation and Connected features. A 3.5” bike computer with extensive navigation, performance and cycling awareness. The trendline popularity uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to show you the best on and off-road features. Preloaded Garmin Cycle Map gives you step by step directions and navigation alerts. You can message your friends with the rider to rider messaging and you can stay in contact with other cyclists in your group. Put yourself on the highest level with the Strava Live Segments feature. Battery lasts up to 20 hours, and up to 40 hours with the optional Garmin Charge power back.
A cool thing that I like from this bike computer is that you can create your own route. This bike computer comes with the navigation tools and its compatible with the biggest line of cycling accessories that let you measure key aspects of your performance. Garmin Connect is an online community where the cyclists can upload billions of miles in ride data. You can use this data to check it out the popularity routing technology. When the computer generates a ride for you, it finds the best route choosing from the best roads and trails most used by other cyclists. The advanced navigation will work as a guide doesn’t matter if you want to ride on or off the road, this feature will give you turn by turn navigation and new navigation alerts, as well when you ride you can get information about elevation data and search for addresses. Another cool feature is the message from rider to rider, this means you don’t need to use your phone to reach your friends when they pull ahead or fall behind. Let them know if you’ll catch them up or if you need assistance.
Edge Explore 1000
This one is a GPS computer for touring and adventure. On and off-road navigation with preloaded Garmin cycling map. Input distance and other parameters and choose from up to 3 round-trip ride options. You can plan new routes to go, on a device or through apps. The incident detection feature will offer automatic or manual alerts to any emergency contacts. Connected features when connected to a compatible device with incoming calls and texts, live tracking and weather notifications.
Is a GPS bike computer for Performance and racing. Lightweight and compact device with a 2.3-inch high-resolution display. The GroupTrack feature keeps tabs on everyone in your riding back. The advanced performance monitoring includes VO2 max, recovery advisor, Strava live segments, performance conditions, and cycling dynamics. One of the most important features is the built-in incident detection compatible with cycling awareness accessories such as Varia Vision. As well is preloaded with Cycle Map for specific navigation.
Edge 520 Plus
Advanced GPS bike computer for competing and navigation. This one comes with advanced navigation, including new ride alerts and preloaded map. Preloaded Strava segments with previous best or another riders PR. You can stay connected with your phone using Live Track and Group Track, smart notifications, rider to rider messages, and one feature that I like so much, the built-in incident detection. Monitors specific V2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate. Battery lasts up to 15 hours. You can customize your device with free apps, widgets and data fields from your Connect IQ store.
An easy to use GPS bike computer with cycling awareness features. Comes with a 1.8” design display that makes easier to read in sunlight or low light conditions. The GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellites and altimeter will make sure you know how far you have ridden. Comes with navigation prompts and one of the best features is that shows you how to get back to start, in case if you get lost. You can download courses from the Course Creator feature in Garmin Connect. It’s compatible with Varia cycling awareness accessories that includes rearview radar and smart bike lights. You can use connected features when connected to a compatible device, including smart notifications, weather and more. Battery lasts up to 15 hours.
This touchscreen touring bike computer with connected features will assist you with the easy to use GPS with high resolution and 3’ glove and rain-friendly touchscreen. The preloaded Garmin Cycle Map will give you specific navigation details and popularity routing to find the on and off-road routes most used by other cyclists. The built-in GPS will track how far, fast and high you have come. As well as the Edge 130 comes with Varia cycling awareness devices. When paired with a compatible smartphone you have connected features including smart notifications, rider to rider messages and built-in incident detection. Battery lasts up to 12 hours.
So far this is the best GPS bike computers that Garmin has to offer. Adaptive, innovative and always ready to assist you on whatever you need, doesn’t matter if it’s on communicating with your rider friends, route assistance, getting back on track or emergency assistance, these computers will give you the help you need on and off the road. Thanks for reading and see you in the next post.