A fan or user of the Garmin Edge range?
Two brand new Garmin Edge model have appeared on the Garmin website, and they look amazing!
The models are the Garmin Edge 510 & Edge 810. Now these two little GPS’s are built for cyclists and seem to be replacing the Edge 800. The 810 Especially seems to build on the all the Edge 800′s positives and throw in a few well thought through additions.
The biggest addition is the ability to pair your 510 or 810 with an Apple or Android mobile. By downloading the free Garmin app, your Edge will collect all your data and then sends it across to the mobile. We like the sounds of that because not only will you be saving battery but also your precious phone can stay tucked away in you pocket and still receive your details!
More new features include real time weather conditions, forecasts and alerts. Although we’re not too sure how it would be classed as real time, when its not a live unit we can only assume that it would use the mobile connectivity, guess we will have to wait and see.
Different activity profiles are available and customizable. So the Edge allows you to switch between road, mountain or touring. At the end of each ride the 510 & 810 Garmin Edge will display your personal best, fastest 40K and best 20 minute average, extremely handy for training!
It seems a new bike mount has become available as well, although we don’t if it is available with both units or the higher spec Edge 810.
Pairing with your mobile opens up the world of live tracking, meaning your worried mum, friends or any family member can track your training in real time. Stats will also be displayed.
Garmin Connect is on hand once again for you to upload, store and share you ride as well as download new courses and workouts.
Now then, there seems to be a few differences between the models. We have found the below information on the Garmin website.
Garmin Edge 510
Edge 510 is a compact, touchscreen GPS bike computer for performance-minded cyclists that’s ideal for training and racing. It’s compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites for faster satellite acquisition and improved signal lock, even in challenging conditions. It also comes with a tether to ensure your device doesn’t travel far in the event of a spill.
Unit size: 2.0 x 3.4 x 0.9” (5.2 x 8.6 x 2.4 cm) Screen size: 2.2” diagonal
Weight: 2.8 oz (80 g) Battery life: up to 20 hours
Garmin Edge 810
Edge 810 is an advanced, touchscreen GPS bike computer with maps that’s designed for the cyclist who wants it all — navigation and advanced training capabilities. It includes a built-in basemap with basic navigation capabilities, plus it’s compatible with optional detailed street or topographic maps for navigation and guidance on and off-road.
Unit size: 2.0 x 3.7 x 1.0” (5.2 x 9.3 x 2.5 cm) Screen size: 2.6” diagonal
Weight: 3.5 oz (98 g) Battery life: up to 17 hours
So it seems the 810 can be turned into more than just a cyclists GPS, but also losing battery life and being slightly heavier as it does so.
As usual we will share more with you as we learn it, such as what’s in the box, prices and release dates. Keep checking the SNW blog page for more info!
Garmin Edge 510 Garmin Edge 810