New Garmin Edge 1030 and Vector 3/3S pedal-based power meter – Bike Magazine Australia

With the Edge 1030, Garmin has added a bundle of new features to their already capable and popular cycling platform. The new Edge 1030 offers enhanced navigation, performance monitoring, and cycling feedback. It’s also designed to work seamlessly with Strava and other apps. 

For cyclists who travel or who simply like to find new routes, the new Trendline routing system shows the most popular routes in their area. Trendline draws on the deep well of Garmin Connect data to provide riders with the best road, mountain, or gravel routes. Garmin Connect now has an updated Course Creator to generate more bike-friendly routes and share them with other riders. 

The pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map, meanwhile, features turn-by-turn navigation for up to three possible routes. The Edge 1030 will also guide riders back to the route, should they stray or decide to take a detour. Alerts will provide riders with information about upcoming hazards such as sharp curves. Elevation information, points of interest, and address searches are available on-screen; Garmin has built GPS, GLONASS, and altimeter capabilities into the Edge 1030. 

The Edge 1030 also features app connectivity with the latest version of Strava Live Segments, as well as the new TrainingPeaks Connect IQ app, and the Best Split Race Sync app, among others, to help you get the most out of your training. Image courtesy of Garmin 

Garmin has wrapped the increased functionality of the Edge 1030 in a lightweight design that sits even with the handlebars for a sleeker look and more aerodynamic profile. The 3.5-inch, high-resolution screen on the Edge 1030 features improved touch-screen capabilities, which Garmin designed to work smoothly even when wet or while wearing gloves. Light sensors adjust the screen’s brightness to improve visibility and preserve battery power.

Garmin says the Edge 1030 has a 20-hour battery capacity, and it’s also compatible with the Garmin Charge battery pack (pictured above), which allows riders to charge their device while riding.

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