Garmin has announced the Garmin Edge 1000, the latest top of the range cycling computer.
It comes with Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity, it comes with a 3-inch display providing all your data at a glance.
“The Edge 1000 combines the essential legacy features cyclists love from the Edge Touring and Edge 810, with exciting new features including a large high-resolution color touch screen display, advanced smartphone connectivity, and challenging segment features that will take cyclists of any ability’s training to the next level,” said Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager, Fitness.
Garmin Edge 1000 Features
The Garmin Edge 1000 has a 3-inch “high-resolution” display (although we weren’t provided with the exact resolution) and an ambient light sensor that reacts when you ride through tunnels or at night.
You can position it horizontally or vertically thanks to dual orientation modes, as well, although Garmin said this feature will arrive in a future update and won’t be offered at launch.
The Edge 1000 is compatible with all ANT monitors, as well as Garmin’s new speed and cadence sensors, which can be bought with the Edge 1000.
Thanks to inbuilt Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, you can upload data to social media websites and receive call and text notifications.
Of course, it also offers Garmin’s LiveTrack feature, which lets your family and friends follow your progress. Garmin Connect is also there too, letting you challenge your pals.
It is pre-loaded with bike-specific maps, tours and trails thanks to Edge Touring. This means you get turn by turn directions when you’re cycling.
You can also enter how far you want to cycle and your Edge 1000 will reveal three routes you can choose from and even their elevation profiles.
Garmin Edge 1000 Release Date and Price
The Garmin Edge 1000 will be released in the first week of May, with a price tag of £439. If you want the HRM3 and new speed/cadence sensors, then you’ll have to pay £499.
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