- Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
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Buyers Guide to Garmin Edge Cycle GPS - Wiggle
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
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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. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
Top Features of the Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
- 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
- Premium Heart rate monitor
- GSC™ 10 Speed/Cadence sensor
- AC Adapter for the UK & Europe
- Bike mount
- USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Owner’s manual on disk
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|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.
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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.
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But it can also be charged through the USB from a computer right?
Hope this helps.
The iPhone charger suggestion is something I hadn't thought of.
I went ahead and purchased the Edge 500 and it came with all BUT the Australian plug, despite the instruction card showing it did...
Anyway plenty of charging options so no biggy.
A simple spin lock battery cover needs to be removed and then a battery/ calculator size battery is needed. I have not yet needed to replace mine after nearly 6 months of use.
The display can be tailored to however you want. My default front screen shows total distance, average speed, current speed, cadence and heart rate. For me they are the fields i need on my training rides.
Obviously if you require different fields then you can easily change them in the menu system.
cadence & HR simultaneously - yes
go to Settings setup and tell it which parameters to show in each screen position
You can also customise the data fields you want to display. I have current speed/HR/cadence/distance/and ride time all on the same screen
Ditto for the heart rate monitor, same battery - see page 22 of the manual.
The display is infinitely changeable - you can easily change it to have both heart rate and cadence on the same page (max. of 3 pages, max. of 8 data fields on each). But note - if you use 8 data fields per page, the fields get a bit small. In my case I need my reading glasses - not very practical while going flat out.
Page 35 of the manual explains how to do this - press and hold MENU, select Settings> Bike Settings> Data Fields
Can cadence and heart rate be displayed simultaneously? = Yes ,, you can have 3 pages of Data and up to 8 fields per page, you can choose any Data for any field "very easy to set up"
Screens on the Edge 500 are adjustable/adaptable for a variety of data fields and number of fields shown. You can easily select heart rate and cadence to be displayed along with a myriad of other ride metrics.
Hope this helps.
It does not include maps, so you cannot navigate (bring your iphone if you think you will get lost!). The 800 has maps, but a friend says the display is too small to navigate properly.
Speed via a magnet from the back wheel
Cadence via a magnet on the crank arm
So yes, it's wireless and speed is on the rear wheel
That is the main issue. Where to put the main unit? Obviously if you have pockets in your kit then put it in there, but you could also put it in a MP3 player pouch. Remember to change the activity type to running.
As for the wrist monitor, i would check the web for ANT+ sensors and see what is on the market.
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