Garmin has announced their newest high-end cycling computer: the Garmin Edge 1030. It brings together enhanced navigation, performance metrics, awareness features, and new connectivity with other riders, all in a compact, lightweight device.
The Garmin Edge 1030 will benefit competitors, commuters, and adventure-seekers alike whether hitting the pavement, gravel routes, or off-road trails.
It features a 3.5-inch high-resolution, touchscreen that works in any weather, even with gloves. And ambient light sensors automatically adjust the screen so you get crisp readability of your data and maps day or night.
The Garmin Edge 1030 has new Trendline popularity routing which takes advantage of the billions of miles of ride date on Garmin Connect to plan the best road, trail, and gravel routes. In addition to turn-by-turn navigation, new alerts notify you of sharp curves ahead. You can even search for street addresses right on the device.
Garmin has added more connectivity features (when paired with a compatible smartphone). Rider-to-rider messaging allows you to send prewritten msgs to other Edge 1030 users. Android users can even respond to missed calls and texts with prewritten replies directly from the Edge 1030.
Like other recent Edge devices, the Garmin Edge 1030 is compatible with the new Vector™ 3 and 3S power meter, as well as Garmin's Varia™ cycling awareness products such as the Varia Rearview Radar. It’s easy to customize Edge 1030 with free apps, widgets, and data fields from the Connect IQ store. Apps such as AccuWeather let you know when the rain is going to stop. And the TrainingPeaks app comes pre-installed to put your daily workouts right on your device. LiveTrack and GroupTrack give your family and fellow riders peace of mind when they check on where you are.