Garmin has unveiled the Edge 530 and Edge 830 – its latest performance GPS cycling computers. According to the company, the new devices 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 2.6-inch high-resolution, colour display; whereas the Edge 830 offers a touchscreen display that is claimed to be quick and responsive – even when wet or used with gloves.
“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 ride data to provide performance insights and guidance that can help cyclists improve and manage their effort. A new ClimbPro feature automatically shows the remaining ascent and grade for each climb while following a route or course. Garmin notes that this helps cyclists to gauge their effort over the rest of their ride.
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 feedback. Riders can also receive in-ride notifications when it’s time to refuel or rehydrate.
Outside of a ride, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will 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 and provide them with insight into where they need additional focus.
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 directly 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.
For riders searching for their next adventure, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 are also positioned as companions for mountain biking. The mountain bike models come preloaded with data from Trailforks built right into the Garmin Cycle Map, including detailed maps of trails from more than 80 countries, complete with trail ratings.
Riders will be able to view the trails in detail on their Edge device, which will help them find the trails best suited to their skill level. 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.
During their ride, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 offer up new mountain biking metrics such as jump count, jump distance and hang time. 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.
Whether commuting to work or out riding with friends, built-in safety and tracking features on the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will help provide extra peace of mind while on the move. Group messaging and tracking lets cyclists stay in touch when they get separated from the pack (when paired with a compatible smartphone).
Built-in incident detection will automatically send a cyclist’s location to emergency contacts if they run into trouble. For added confidence, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 are compatible with Garmin’s Varia line of cycling awareness devices, including the RTL510 rearview radar and UT800 smart headlight. If a cyclist stops to grab a bite to eat or take in a view, a new PIN-protected bike alarm will notify them on their smartphone if their bike has been moved.