Track your squad goals with new Garmin Edge 820 bike computers
Garmin has announced a new range of bike computers that will allow riders to keep track of up to 50 friends.
The new Garmin Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 devices include GroupTrack, which will keep tabs on each member of your group within a 10 mile radius.
The feature is designed as much to help find each other if they get separated, rather than for competitive reasons.
Garmin hasn’t said whether each member of the group will also require an Edge 820 computer or whether cyclists can be tracked with older generation devices.
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Garmin’s updated range features GPS, GLONASS and an altimeter, while if paired with an Android or iOS device it’ll show incoming call and message notifications.
There’s 15 hours of battery life, while placing the device in a battery saving mode will boost that for 7 hours.
The Edge 820 is the more accomplished of the range, allowing users to receive Vo2 Max measurements if paired with a heart rate strap or one of Garmin’s excellent fitness watches.
That model will cost $400, while Garmin is offering a bundle that includes a speed sensor, cadence sensor and the aforementioned heart rate strap for $500.
The Edge Explore 820 will cost $350. International pricing for both devices has yet to be announced.
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