Garmin today announces their Cycling GPS product range. The Edge 130, a compact GPS bike computer designed for use on any ride; the Edge 520 Plus, a GPS cycling computer with advanced navigation and connected features and theVaria RTL510 rearview radar which helps cyclists stand out, day or night and on any ride.

The Edge 130

Using GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellites, plus a built-in barometer, the Edge 130 will provide greater coverage and more accurate ride data so cyclists know how far, fast and high they ride. Before heading out, riders can plan and download their routes on the improved and revamped Course Creator in Garmin Connect, which uses Trendline™ popularity routing to provide riders with the best road, mountain or gravel routes that are aggregated from those most traveled by fellow cyclists. During a ride, the Edge 130 provides easy-to-read course prompts and audible turn cues that guide a cyclist on where to go next. If needed, it will even direct users back to their starting location.

“Don’t let the size of the Edge 130 fool you – this cycling computer is packed with features,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Not only does the Edge 130 provide cyclists with the ability to create courses in Garmin Connect™, but it’s also compatible with our Varia line of cycling awareness devices and includes a suite of smart features, all in a rugged package.”

The Edge 130 is designed to help increase performance with every ride. When paired with a compatible power meter, users can train even harder and see how many watts of power they’re producing. For added competition, riders can race against Garmin and Strava Live Segments in real time, allowing them to see a second-by-second comparison of how their performance measures up against their competitor, not just their overall average speed.

The Edge 130 features up to 15 hours of battery life and has a suggested retail price of €199.99. A bundle option, which includes a heart rate sensor, has a suggested retail price of €249.99. A mountain bike bundle, which includes a mountain bike mount, Edge remote control and silicone case also has a suggested retail price of €249.99.

While out for a ride, the Edge 130’s smart connectivity features mean cyclists won’t have to reach for their phone. Text messages will appear on the device screen so cyclists can view them at a glance and keep on riding. A new weather page will display current and forecasted conditions, as well as weather alerts to help keep users from getting stuck in a downpour. When paired with a compatible smartphone, the Edge 130 automatically uploads rides to the Garmin Connect online fitness community and is customizable by downloading configurable data fields from the Connect IQ™ store.

The Edge 130 is the latest innovation from the ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment that develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

The Edge 520 Plus

The Edge 520 Plus has a suggested retail price of €299.99. A bundle option, which includes a heart rate monitor as well as cadence and speed sensors, has a suggested retail price of €399.99. Additionally, a mountain bike bundle option, which includes a mountain bike mount, Edge remote control and silicone case has a suggested retail price of €349.99.

The Edge 520 Plus, a GPS bike computer featuring advanced navigation, performance monitoring capabilities and connected features that’s built for use both on or off the road. Whether hitting the trails or streets, cyclists will benefit from the preloaded Garmin Cycle Maps that feature turn-by-turn directions for all terrains, and alerts to sharp curves ahead. The Edge 520 Plus is being announced in conjunction with the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#184).

The Varia RTL510 rearview radar

 

“The Varia RTL510 rearview radar is just one of many products in the Garmin ecosystem that’s aimed at increasing cycling awareness,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “There’s a lot that riders have to worry about when on the road, and one of the most important things is their safety. Whether riding during the day or at night, this radar is like having eyes in the back of their helmet, helping to ease some of that anxiety by acting like an early warning system.”

When paired with a dedicated radar display unit or compatible Garmin device, including the new Edge 130 and Edge 520 Plus, cyclists will receive both visible and audible alerts warning them of vehicles approaching from behind, up to 153 yards away. During a daytime ride, the tail light can be seen up to a mile away and is visible within a 220-degree range, making it easier for drivers to see a cyclist before the radar sees the vehicle.

For more information, visit Garmin  at garmin.com/newsroom,

 

 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

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