Guide to Garmin Edge GPS cycle computers

Garmin Edge bike computers have become hugely popular, thanks to a winning mix of user-friendly features, good looks and effective navigation. There’s a huge range to cover all budgets and needs though, so which is the best Garmin Edge for you? Take a loot at our guide below.

Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycle computer

Garmin Edge 1030

What they say

Introducing the Garmin Edge 1030. Ride longer and stronger while staying connected with the Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer. It features Trendline popularity routing, which uses billions of miles of rider data to show you the best on- and off-road routes. Whether you’re a competitor, commuter or an adventure-seeker, the 1030 has found a better ride for you. Preloaded with the Garmin Cycle Map, and includes turn-by-turn navigation and new navigation alerts that notify you of upcoming sharp turns. While you ride, get information about elevation data, see points of interest and search for addresses.

Key specifications

  • Dimensions: 114mm (H) x 58mm (W) x 19mm (D)
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
  • 100 routes/courses
  • Workout plans
  • Maps included
  • Wireless Communication

Our verdict

If money’s no object and you’re looking for the best Garmin out there then look no further. Huge touchscreen display and much more integration with apps and components makes the 1030 a gadget lovers dream.

Where to buy

Price

£499.99

Price correct at time of publishing.

Garmin Edge 1000 GPS cycle computer

Garmin Edge 1000

What they say

This colour touchscreen GPS bike computer offers in-ride challenges through Garmin Connect™ segments. Features preloaded Garmin Cycle Map, round-trip routing, wireless uploads and live tracking.

Key specifications

  • In-ride competitions through Garmin Connect™ segments
  • On-road or off-road navigation and points of interest with the preloaded Garmin Cycle Map
  • Input a distance and choose from up to 3 round-trip ride options
  • Instant uploads to Garmin Connect™ Mobile to analyse and share
  • Connected features: incoming call and text alerts, live tracking, sending/receiving courses, social media sharing and weather

Our verdict

The original big screen Garmin. The Edge 1000 is a fantastic GPS computer that will do everything. Navigation is a real selling point here and Strava live segments are also cool. There’s not much the Edge 1000 can’t do.

Where to buy

Price

£275.00

From

Wiggle

Price correct at time of publishing.

Garmin Edge 820 GPS cycle computer

Garmin Edge 820

What they say

The Edge 820 is the all new, feature packed cycle computer from Garmin. It is incredibly lightweight and compact and features a 2.3-inch high-resolution, capacitive touch display that works with gloves and when wet. With many performance features, it is Garmin’s best computer to date.

Key specifications

  • Lightweight and compact with 2.3-inch high-resolution, capacitive touch display that works with gloves and when wet
  • GroupTrack feature keeps tabs on everyone in your riding pack
  • Advanced performance monitoring includes VO2 max, recovery advisor, Strava live segments, FTP, performance condition and advanced cycling dynamics
  • Built-in incident detection included
  • Compatible with cycling awareness accessories such as Varia Vision™, Varia™ smart bike lights and rearview radar
  • Bike-specific navigation preloaded with Garmin Cycle Map for turn-by-turn navigation

Our verdict

A top end GPS computer with colour maps and a host of features such as Strava live segments. A great option if you’re looking for a mid/high range Garmin.

Where to buy

Price

£239.99

From

Wiggle

Price correct at time of publishing.

Garmin Edge 520 GPS Cycle Computer

Garmin Edge 520

What they say

Garmin’s Edge 520 GPS Cycle Computer is the pinnacle cycling aide and is trusted throughout the professional peloton. With the ability to collect, display, and compute a wealth of data at your fingertips – during the ride and as soon as you finish – this Garmin Edge 520 GPS Cycle Computer will transcend your cycling season on the road.

Key specifications

  • Offers in-ride challenges through Strava live segments
  • Reports cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate
  • Pairs with compatible ANT+® indoor trainers for data display and control
  • Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP), watts/kg and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ or Vector 2 power meters
  • Connected features: automatic uploads, live tracking, smart notifications, send/receive courses, social media sharing, weather

Our verdict

A very good GPS computer with maps and Strava live segments.

Where to buy

Price

£175.00

From

Wiggle

Price correct at time of publishing.

Garmin Edge 25 GPS Cycle Computer

Garmin Edge 25

What they say

Compact, easy-to-use GPS bike computer with connected features. Tracks time, distance, speed and allows you to plan, download and follow new rides. Then, save, plan and share your activities at Garmin Connect™.

Key specifications

  • Tracks distance, speed, heart rate and time
  • Plan, download and follow new ridesSave, plan and share your activities at Garmin Connect™
  • Water-resistant, durable device
  • Connected features, for instant data upload and LiveTrack

Our verdict

If you’re just looking to record your ride and upload to Strava or Garmin Connect and are not fussed by the features of it’s more advanced models, take a look at the Edge 25. Compact, light and will get the job done.

Where to buy

Price

£79.00

From

Wiggle

Price correct at time of publishing.