Garmin Edge 130 computer
As Garmin Edge units have increased in size, capability and price, so have reports of glitches and niggles. The result is that for its latest release Garmin has pared back the design with the aim of including everything most riders need and nothing they don’t, creating a competitively priced computer with less to go wrong than on its bigger brothers. The Edge 130 does away with the oversized colour touchscreen, in-depth mapping and exhaustive list of performance metrics. Instead it relies on a crisp monotone display, physical buttons and breadcrumb navigation, making it very much the spiritual successor to the old Edge 500, which was widely regarded as the most reliable and durable member of the Edge family. Speed, distance, time, elevation, heart rate and power, along with variations on these metrics, are all covered. The Edge 130 can squeeze up to eight data fields onto its 46mm screen and will cycle through five data pages. Maximum run time is claimed to be 15 hours and it supports power meters, light systems, gives Strava Live segments and has the option to transmit all that via Live Track too. The Edge 500 would be proud.