Garmin adds features to Edge 1030, ups accuracy and drops pods for Vector 3

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

GPS giant Garmin has two new cycling products: a top-end Edge 1030 GPS computer with a 3.5-inch hi-res touchscreen and a claimed 20-hour battery life, and Vector 3 power-meter pedals that do away with the dangling pods of their predecessors.

With the $599 / £499.99 Edge 1030, Garmin addressed a few complaints like battery life some riders had of the Edge 1000, and added a few new features like Trendline, which shows popularity routing on the map based on what Garmin claims to be billions of logged ride data from Garmin Connect.

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The Edge 1030 can also send prewritten messages like “I’m almost there” to other riders without you having to pull out the phone.

The Edge 1030 can send preset messages to other riders

Edge 1030 highlights

  • 3.5-inch color touchscreen that works with gloves and in the wet
  • Ambient light sensors auto-adjust brightness
  • Claimed 20 hours of battery life, plus 24 more with battery pack attached under mount
  • Garmin Cycle Map gives turn-by-turn directions with sharp-curve alert
  • Rider-to-rider messages between Garmin 1030 users

Know where locals ride, and where your friends are

Big screen, even bigger battery life

Preloaded apps from Strava, TrainingPeaks

Garmin Vector 3 highlights

  • Single- (3s) and dual-sided (3) power-measuring options
  • No pods
  • Claimed +/- 1% accuracy
  • ANT+ and Bluetooth
  • Installs with standard pedal wrench, not Allen wrench

More accuracy, more batteries

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