Garmin Edge 1000 $720, $840 FOR THE BUN­DLE BIKE DATA

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - BIKE -

WHILE GARMIN HAS long been at the fore­front of GPS watch tech­nol­ogy, the Edge 1000 cy­cling com­puter is their most top of the line prod­uct to date. With a higher-end price tag, how­ever, you get un­ri­valled fea­tures and us­abil­ity. The Edge 1000 con­nects to any ANT+ com­pat­i­ble sen­sors as well as to your iphone via Blue­tooth so you can be sure not to miss any es­sen­tial calls or texts while out on your ride.

The com­puter comes pack­aged up in two op­tions: the unit alone with mounts or the bun­dle which com­prises base unit, speed and ca­dence sen­sors and heart rate strap. As for size, it’s the big­gest unit on the mar­ket in terms of height and width but that also means the screen is also big­ger and eas­ier to read than ever. How­ever, the 1000 is su­per slim in terms of depth. While it weighs marginally more than the Edge 800, the ad­di­tional weight is im­per­cep­ti­ble.

In ad­di­tion to var­i­ous mount­ing op­tions, the Edge 1000 comes with a lan­yard to af­fix the unit on your han­dle­bar for ex­tra se­cu­rity. Our tester loved this op­tion when moun­tain bik­ing. The in­creased size of the unit, how­ever, makes it a chal­lenge to mount on some aer­o­bars and may in­ter­fere with front-mounted hy­dra­tion.

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