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.
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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