Garmin today announced the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820, lightweight and compact GPS cycling computers with ride data, bike-specific navigation and the new GroupTrack feature.
Riders can stay connected with family and friends, both in and out of the peloton, with the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820’s connected features including GroupTrack, which allows cyclists to keep tabs of everyone in their group should they get separated. Both devices are compatible with the Varia cycling awareness line and include built-in incident detection. They also feature built-in Garmin Cycle Map with points of interest, bike-friendly trails and more in a compact design optimized for riding in any conditions. For cyclists seeking additional in-depth data the Edge 820 offers performance monitoring including VO2 max3, recovery advisor, FTP and watts/kg tracking, performance condition, Strava Live Segments and advanced cycling dynamics.
Both devices feature a 2.3-inch high-resolution, capacitive touch display and the Edge 820’s ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness.
The Edge 820 is compatible with ANT+ power meters, including Vector, the pedal-based power meter from Garmin that measures total power, left/right balance and cadence, and integrates with ANT+ electronic shifting systems and ANT+ bike trainers. Users can record cycling dynamics to analyze their form, including where power is being applied on the pedal and throughout the pedal stroke. The Edge 820 also provides a variety of physiological data with the addition of a heart rate strap, so riders can view their cycling-specific VO2 max along with a recovery advisor, which analyzes their data and tells them how long they should wait before attempting another hard ride. Additional performance data includes FTP and watts/kg tracking, and in-ride challenges through Strava Live Segments.
The Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 feature up to 15 hours of battery life.
The Edge 820 is available for a suggested retail price of $399.99, or $499.99 bundled with a speed sensor, cadence sensor and a premium heart rate monitor. The Edge Explore 820 is available for a suggested retail price of $349.99.