Garmin Edge Comparison - Which Edge Cycling GPS Is Right For You?

 



Garmin is one of the leaders in GPS technology that offers a range of cycling GPS aimed at different kinds of riders..

The Garmin EDGE arrangement has essential models that can follow your time, speed, and distance as well as latest models  that have  various features , for example,  pre loaded  specific maps and  navigation .

If you're into cycling and would like to track your performance or capture data while you ride, a GPS cycling computer would be one of the gears you would want to have. Unlike a telephone, the Edge GPS biking computer functions around 8 hours without worrying about information or battery drainage. Additionally, it utilizes GPS/GLONASS satellites for quick and precise  location.

Given the Amount of Garmin Edge biking GPS it is possible to pick from, here are a number of things to think about which will suit your requirement.

For Basic riders who only need to become fundamental biking data

Garmin Edge 20/25 - Is simple to use and catches crucial stats out of the ride, such as time, space, rate, total ascent and place It's one of the smallest cycling GPS available today.

Auto Pause and Car Scroll features. You have the choice to customise two screen areas with as much as three information fields each page and make course navigation utilizing Garmin Connect

Garmin Edge 25 is similar  as  Edge 20 but  it has additional  features which is mention below:

Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)

Bluetooth Smart for uploading completed activities, and downloading rides/courses through Garmin Connect (not for Bluetooth sensors)

ANT+ sensor compatibility to track speed/cadence and heart rate

Garmin LiveTrack

Speed and Cadence Sensor

Compatible with Garmin Varia Rearview Radar

For those who want comprehensive ride data and smartphone connectivity

Garmin Edge 510 - Garmin Edge 510 can measure the cycling metrics that most riders would want or need, such as distance, speed, ascent/descent and it gives the option of using a heart rate monitor, cadence and power meters using ANT+ compatible sensors.

You can create up to five different activity profiles which allows you to customise data fields and device settings based on cycling activity, such as training or racing. Simply swiping Garmin 510's touch screen will set it up to show the data you need for that ride.

When you pair the Edge 510 with your smartphone and use Garmin Connect Mobile, you can get real-time weather conditions, use social media sharing and Live Tracking. Garmin's LiveTrack, lets you invite others to follow your rides so they can view your live data on a Garmin Connect tracking page. The Garmin Connect Mobile app also allows you to wirelessly upload completed activities and download courses on your device.

Garmin's LiveTrack, allows you invite other people to trace your rides so that they can see your live statistics on a Garmin  connect  monitoring page. The Garmin Connect Mobile program also lets you wirelessly upload finished tasks and download classes on your own device.

For those who want advanced cycling data and smartphone alerts

Garmin Edge 520 - As the update to the Edge 510, the Edge 520 includes all of the characteristics of the previous version but using a high-resolution color screen. Listed below are a Couple of of the attributes the Edge 520 which are not from the Edge 510:

Advanced functionality and power evaluation, such as new Time in Zone, FTP monitoring, cycling-specific VO2 and retrieval and biking dynamics

· Integration with Shimano Di2 electronic altering (monitor your present standing while you journey )

For those who want advanced training capabilities, routable navigation, and smartphone connectivity

Garmin Edge 810 - Update into the Edge 800 and provides the features offered from the Edge 510. It lets your switch profiles during a ride just by swiping the touch screen just like the Edge 510 albeit in a larger screen. The touch screen is resistive, which means that even with wet fingers, or with gloves, it'll still respond.

The big difference that Edge 810 has over the models mentioned above above is that it has built-in basemaps and is compatible with optional detailed street or TOPO maps, so it can guide your ride for touring where you might need onboard maps and navigation. Maps in the Edge 810 are routable, which means it knows that if you missed that turn on a particular street you can instead turn right on another street and loop back..

As with the Edge 510, Edge 810 also offers connected features through your smartphone, including live tracking, social media sharing and weather. Edge tracks the data and sends it to your phone using a Bluetooth® connection.

For who wants advanced training capabilities, routable navigation, and smartphone alerts

Garmin Edge 1000 - The Edge 1000 is the flagship GPS cycling computer from Garmin. It has a robust 3-inch high resolution touchscreen which has an integrated light sensor to automatically adjusts for light conditions.

Where the Garmin Edge 1000 truly shines is that it offers the best in class mapping functionality and can give you street-level turn by turn directions. It comes with free detailed bike-specific maps which is based on the Open Street Map, a community sourced map set. With its Route Planner feature, you can create routes directly on the device using the map, POI and segments you've downloaded from Garmin Connect.

The Edge 1000 lets you pair multiple ANT+ sensors as you'd like (heart rate monitors, cadence and speed monitors, Vector power pedals) for as many bikes as you'd like. Just connect to the sensors you have enabled at the start of the ride.

You can also create training pages with up to 10 data fields and use various activity profiles for quick and convenient transitions when you switch your cycling activity, such as road, mountain biking or touring. To further improve your training and riding experience the Edge 1000 uses Garmin's Advanced Workout and Virtual Partner functions.

As you'd expect with Garmin's top of the range Edge device, you can pair Edge 1000 with your smartphone to enjoy the connected features with Garmin Connect such as live tracking, sending/receiving courses, social media sharing, and weather. Edge 1000 is the only Edge device that can use Wi-Fi.

Similar to Edge 520, you can also take advantage of following functionalities.

Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)

Compatible with Edge remote control, VIRB action cameras, Varia bike radar and lights

Integration with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting (track your current gearing while you ride)

 

At the end of the day, the type of cycling GPS that you should get boils down to your preference. The Edge 20 and Edge 25 is a compact cycling GPS that does a good job of tracking your time, speed and distance. The Edge 510 gives you the basic needs to be a competitive cyclist.

If you have any more questions regarding which cycling GPS is right for you, let us know and we will be more than happy to help you.

More info : Garmin.com/express

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

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