OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Edge 130, a compact and lightweight, yet rugged, GPS bike computer with easy-to-use navigation and unique cycling awareness features. Whether riding on singletrack, wide-open trails or busy city streets, the 1.8-inch sunlight-readable display gives cyclists a crisp view of the screen while the five-button design provides greater ease of use on any terrain. The Edge 130 is being announced in conjunction with the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#184).
“Don’t let the size of the Edge 130 fool you – this cycling computer is packed with features,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Not only does the Edge 130 provide cyclists with the ability to create courses in Garmin Connect™, but it’s also compatible with our Varia™ line of cycling awareness devices and includes a suite of smart features1, all in a rugged package.”
Using GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellites, plus a built-in barometer, the Edge 130 will provide greater coverage and more accurate ride data so cyclists know how far, fast and high they ride. Before heading out, riders can plan and download their routes on the improved and revamped Course Creator in Garmin Connect, which uses Trendline™ popularity routing to provide riders with the best road, mountain or gravel routes that are aggregated from those most traveled by fellow cyclists. During a ride, the Edge 130 provides easy-to-read course prompts and audible turn cues that guide a cyclist on where to go next. If needed, it will even direct users back to their starting location.
To help create a safer cycling environment, the Edge 130 is compatible with the line of Varia cycling awareness products, like the new Varia RTL510 Rearview Radar, UT800 smart headlight and more. The Edge 130 supports Bluetooth® and ANT+® for additional sensor capabilities, including the Edge remote control – ideal for mountain bikers looking to start and stop the timer, change the page or mark a lap without taking their hands off the bars. For added peace of mind, the Assistance1 feature can easily send a cyclist’s location directly from the Edge 130 to emergency contacts in case they run into difficulty, while LiveTrack1 lets friends and family keep track of a rider’s location in real time.
The Edge 130 is designed to help increase performance with every ride. When paired with a compatible power meter, users can train even harder and see how many watts of power they’re producing. For added competition, riders can race against Garmin and Strava Live Segments in real time, allowing them to see a second-by-second comparison of how their performance measures up against their competitor, not just their overall average speed.
While out for a ride, the Edge 130’s smart connectivity features mean cyclists won’t have to reach for their phone. Text messages will appear on the device screen so cyclists can view them at a glance and keep on riding. A new weather page will display current and forecasted conditions, as well as weather alerts to help keep users from getting stuck in a downpour. When paired with a compatible smartphone, the Edge 130 automatically uploads rides to the Garmin Connect online fitness community and is customizable by downloading configurable data fields from the Connect IQ™ store.
The Edge 130 features up to 15 hours of battery life2 and has a suggested retail price of $199.99. A bundle option, which includes speed and cadence sensors, has a suggested retail price of $249.99. A mountain bike bundle, which includes a mountain bike mount, Edge remote control and silicone case also has a suggested retail price of $249.99.
The Edge 130 is the latest innovation from the ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment that develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 When paired with a compatible smartphone
2 Battery life may vary depending on usage
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