Garmin Edge 520 bike computer offers Strava Live Segments

Brittany A. Roston - Jul 1, 2015, 6:27pm CDT
Garmin Edge 520 bike computer offers Strava Live Segments

Garmin, which recently introduced its new Edge 20 and Edge 25 devices, has just taken the wraps off yet another model in the lineup, the Edge 520. As with the other models, Garmin hails this as a “bike computer” with GPS and features relevant to cyclists in particular. This is its first bike computer that comes with Strava Live Segments, and it also brings with it various connected features for an overall feature-dense and lightweight tracker. Shipping starts in Q3.

Garmin introduced the new model today, saying that in third-quarter 2015 it will also be adding Strava Live Segments support via a software update for the Edge 1000, Edge 810, and Edge 510 devices.

In the meantime, though, is the Edge 520. The bike computer, as Garmin calls them, has a 2.3-inch color display with an unspecified high-resolution. There’s up to 15 hours of battery life and it works with both GLONASS and GPS, Shimano Di2 shifting systems, ANT+ standard sensors (like heart rate monitors), Garmin’s VIRB cameras, the new Varia “smart cycling devices”, and remotes.

As with some of the other Edge models, the Edge 520 can be used to send data to Garmin Connect over Bluetooth, giving mobile access to ride metrics and social sharing features. There’s also Live Tracking for giving others a way to track a ride in real time. Notification features and competition with other cyclists round out the functionality.

The newest Edge will be priced at $299.99 USD, or at $399.99 USD if bought as part of a bundle with heart rate, speed, and cadence monitors.


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