Garmin has announced the Edge 530 and Edge 830 – its latest performance GPS cycling computers.
The computers combine new dynamic performance insights, cycling safety features and advanced mapping capabilities into a ‘lightweight design for use on all terrains’. The Edge 530 and Edge 830 feature new integrated Trailforks data as well as mountain bike dynamics including jump count, jump distance and hang time. The Edge 530 features a button design and a 2.6in high resolution colour display, whereas the Edge 830 offers a touchscreen display that is ‘quick and responsive’.
“The Edge 530 and Edge 830 include new and updated features that are designed for all riders – whether you’re a podium finisher, gravel grinder, urban pedaler or somewhere in between,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Offering new ride data and guidance, navigational enhancements, safety and tracking features and more, you can truly find your Edge, only from Garmin.”
During a ride, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 use data to provide performance insights and guidance. The new ClimbPro feature automatically shows the remaining ascent and grade for each climb while following a route or course. The new Edge cycling computers will also allow riders to see how their body is holding up in different environments with heat and altitude acclimation and receive in-ride notifications when it’s time to refuel or rehydrate. The computers will also show the previous four weeks of riding broken down in terms of low aerobic, high aerobic and anaerobic efforts to evaluate how balanced a rider’s training is. When paired with compatible sensors, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will calculate a rider’s power curve, comparing their ride effort to their previous weeks and months. For cyclists following a training plan, they can sync workouts automatically from Garmin Connect and TrainingPeaks right to their Edge and view workouts for the upcoming week before starting their training session.
Preloaded on the Edge 530 and Edge 830, the Garmin Cycle Map includes turn-by-turn navigation and navigation alerts that notify riders of sharp curves ahead, and the Edge 830 allows cyclists to create new rides and courses right on their device.
The mountain bike models of the computers come preloaded with data from Trailforks built right into the Garmin Cycle Map, including maps of trails from more than 80 countries, complete with trail ratings. When a cyclist stops mid-ride, Forksight mode automatically displays upcoming forks in the trail and shows them where they are within a trail network. Other mountain biking features include Grit, which rates the difficulty of a ride using GPS, elevation and accelerometer data, and Flow, which measures how smoothly a cyclist descends a trail.
Featuring up to 20 hours of battery life with GPS, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will be available in May and come in different bundle options ranging in price. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com.