Garmin have announced the release of their new Edge 1030 bike computer, which combines enhanced navigation, performance and cycling awareness in a lightweight design.
Using billions of miles of ride data from Garmin Connect™, the new Trendline™ popularity routing feature provides cyclists with the best on and off-road routes possible. Its preloaded Garmin Cycle Maps feature turn-by-turn directions for all terrains, and alerts to sharp curves ahead. Features include a 3.5-inch high resolution, capacitive touch panel display that is quick and responsive – even, says Garmin, when wet or used with gloves.
“Whether a competitor, commuter or adventure-seeker, we’ve found a better ride for all cyclists with the newest addition from Garmin – the Edge 1030,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “This innovative GPS cycling computer is compatible with our suite of cycling products, including the new Vector™ 3 and 3S power meter, as well as our Varia™ cycling awareness products like the Varia Rearview Radar and the Varia UT800 Smart Headlight. This means cyclists can now ride faster, farther and more often thanks to the most advanced, intuitive and motivating ride data to date.”
Built-in GPS, GLONASS and altimeter sensor capabilities also provide accurate ride data so cyclists know how far, fast and high they ride. While out for a ride, the Edge 1030’s smart connectivity features mean cyclists won’t have to reach for their phone. New rider-to-rider messaging1 lets cyclists send prewritten messages directly from their Edge 1030 to other riders using the Edge 1030. Cyclists can also view and respond to missed calls or texts2 with prewritten replies.
Built-in incident detection3 will automatically send a cyclist’s location to emergency contacts if they run into trouble, while GroupTrack4 and LiveTrack5 let friends, family and other cyclists keep track of a rider’s location in real time.
The Edge 1030 comes with the latest version of Strava Live Segments, while cyclists who upgrade to Strava Premium will gain access to everything from real-time races against their personal best, to the most popular nearby segments.
Cyclists can star their favourite Strava segments, and while riding, will receive an upcoming segment alert as they approach a start. Riders will then receive second-by-second, real-time comparisons of their performance against their most relevant competitor and will race against their actual speeds – not just their average.
Installed on the Edge 1030, the new TrainingPeaks Connect IQ app puts daily workouts right on the Edge device. It guides cyclists through a workout in real time – complete with intensity targets and interval durations. After a workout, syncing to TrainingPeaks will provide cyclists with a detailed analysis of their ride, as well as the ability to measure progress toward their goals. Linking the Best Bike Split Race Sync app with an Edge 1030 means cyclists will have all their current race plans available at their fingertips. Best Bike Split allows riders to see how changes in weight, power and drag affect their goal race time, while helping to create the perfect power plan for race day.
The Edge 1030 has a suggested retail price of £499.99. A bundle option, which includes a premium heart rate monitor as well as cadence and speed sensors, has a suggested retail price of £549.99.