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Garmin Edge 500 Blue GPS Cycle Computer
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Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing.
Top Features of the Garmin Edge 500 Blue GPS Cycle Computer
- Advanced heart rate-based calorie computation
- ANT+ power meter compatible
- High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix™
- Easy-to-read display
- Training and motivational features: Virtual Partner® available when in course mode
- Barometric altimeter
- Auto time zone
- Zone training: heart rate zone training, supports five heart rate zones, seven power zones
- ANT+ wireless technology – wirelessly connect to heart rate monitor, GSC™ 10 speed/cadence bike sensor or ANT+ enabled power meter
- Garmin Connect – log activities, set goals and share workouts in our online fitness community at http://connect.garmin.com
- Battery life: up to 18 hours
- Water resistant to IPX7 (one meter of water for 30 minutes)
- Weight: 2.0 oz (56.7 g)
- Display: 128 x 160 pixels
- Size (mm): 48 x 69 x 22
- Distance accuracy: 99% with clear view of sky
- Temp range: -4oF to 140oF (-20oC to 60oC)
- What's In The Box
- Edge 500
- AC Adapter for the UK & Europe
- Bike mount
- USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Owner’s manual on disk
|Power Plug Type:||USB|
|Heart Rate Monitor Compatible:||Yes (Not Included)|
|EU Plug Supplied:||No|
|US Plug Supplied:||No|
|Aus/Nz Plug Supplied:||No|
Edge 500 is compatible with ANT+™ heart rate monitors, speed/cadence sensors and third-party ANT+ power meters. It also features advanced calorie computation based on heart rate information for more accuracy. Edge 500 uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix™ satellite prediction to calculate your position faster.
It also has temperature readings and a start notice that warns you if the timer is not going when you begin moving. Edge 500 features a low-profile, quarter-turn mount that fits on your bike's stem or handlebar. Once your ride is complete, upload the workout to Garmin Connect™ for detailed analysis and mapping.
Click here to see a larger version of the Garmin Edge Comparison Chart.
|Comparission Chart (GPS Units only - not Bundles)|
|Features||Edge 200||Edge 500||Edge 800|
|Battery Life||14 Hours||18 Hours||15 Hours|
|High Sensitivity GPS||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart Rate Monitor||.||Optional||Optional|
|ANT+ Power Meter||.||Yes||Yes|
|Lap History (Hours)||130||1000||1000|
|Heart Rate Zones||.||5||5|
|Elevation Profile Page||.||Yes||Yes|
|Garmin Training Centre||Yes||Yes||Yes|
About GPS Cycle Computers
GPS receivers are now made waterproof, lightweight and small enough to fit on a bike easily. There are 2 basic choices to take on your bike: a GPS unit designed primarily for navigation with a dedicated bike mount, particularly suitable for cycle touring and finding your way in unfamiliar territory, like the Garmin eTrex Vista Cx; or a dedicated bike computer that uses GPS to track your training routes and provide detailed analysis of your workout like the Edge 305, with more limited navigation capabilities. Most units come with only very basic maps installed and you may need to purchase more detailed maps for your area to be loaded onto the unit for navigation.
All electrical goods sold on wiggle that come with a mains power supply are supplied with a UK plug. Please check the product description to see if any other plugs are known to be included in the box, otherwise you may need an adapter for use in your country. Most power adapters will accept 110-240 Volts.
About the Garmin brand
Garmin International Inc. manufactures and markets navigation and communications equipment for the aviation and consumer markets such as the popular Garmin Edge mountain bike and road bike GPS range. Garmin products serve aviation, marine, automotive, wireless, OEM, and general recreation applications.
Specifically Garmin aim to enrich the lives of customers, suppliers, distributors, and employees by providing the very best products that offer superior quality, safety, and operational features at affordable prices. What started out in 1989 with a handful of dedicated engineers and a great idea for a product has grown into the Global Positioning System (GPS) leader–both in sales and critical acclaim. Garmin has helped to take GPS to new heights by going beyond the ordinary features and performance found in typical GPS receivers.
Today, Garmin has a diverse product line and distributors in virtually every part of the world. While garmin's immediate success has resulted from developing innovative products for a variety of markets, their long-term success is based on commitment to support customers after the sale. They are winning over new customers with quality products, tremendous value, and superior service, and are working to turn them into loyal Garmin supporters for many years to come.
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Magazine reviews for Garmin Edge 500 Blue GPS Cycle Computer
Review from What MTB
The Edge 500 bike computer has no wires to snag or wheel magnets to move, no sensors to fail or ï¬ddly rubber shims to get knocked out of line.
Instead it uses Global Positioning Satellite technology to feed you data: all the usual functions like speed, distance and riding time plus potentially useful numbers such as vertical gain and gradient.
Crucially, what this GPS doesn't have is any mapping capability. That might seem odd, but lots of riders have been using Garmin's 305 and 605 GPS units for years, without making much, if any, use of the mapping function. If you know where you're going but want the ride data, then this is for you.
The smaller, lighter Edge 500 model works like most other multifunction bike computers, but without the hassles of setup and signal dropout. Simply switch it on, set the data ï¬elds you want displayed on the easy-to-read screen, then ride - for up to 18 hours before recharging.
The 57g unit comes with three bar/stem mounts in case you're a multiple bike owner, and a more pricey version includes a heart rate monitor chest strap and cadence sensor, so if training with science is your bag the 500 could be your new best friend - just download data direct to your PC.
We'd have liked a rubberised outer to keep the unit safe from the hardships of life fixed to a mountain bike bar but, if you ride a lot and use speed/distance data regularly, then the Edge 500 is a worthy investment.
One day all bike computers will use GPS like the Garmin 500
Review from Cycling Plus
Garmin's new bike computer is a smart piece of kit. It works via GPS rather than from a magnet-tripped sensor and offers a massive amount of information.
As well as standard speed and distance you get gradient, altitude, total ascent/decent, temperature...pay £250 and you get heart rate and speed/cadence sensors too, adding a gazillion more readout possibilities. You can have your heartrate in beats per minute, for example, as a graph or percentage of your max, and if you have an ANT+ enabled power-meter you can have your output displayed too.
All this could be confusing but you can customise the amount of data shown on the three different screen and display only the fields you want. It's all uploadable when you get home and you can store it on your mac/PC and/or Garmin's website with its free software. Use this and it records a map of your route, your splits, and you get graphs comparing speed, elevation and, if you've taken it, your heart rate data. Clever, useful stuff yet simple to use.
At 48x69x22mm the head unit is only slightly larger than a standard bike computer, and has a Li-ion rechargeable battery with a run time of up to 15 hourse (less if you keep the backlight on). The only real downside is that you occasionally lose the signal - if you're going through a wooded are or highly built up area, for example - but that really is rare.
Feature-packed and fully customisable - we love it.
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However since GPS can be interrupted by tunnels, mountains, high buildings or even tree cover, I have always used a sensor as well.
On the PC, Garmin Connect (website) will map your course onto google maps, google earth etc.
How many are supplied in the box?
If you upload the ride into Garmin Connect you can adjust to GPS hight measurement rather than the barometric measurement it records on the ride.
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