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