GARMIN EDGE 130

220 Triathlon Magazine - - BIKE COMPUTERS -

£169.99 By our reck­on­ing, this is Garmin’s small­est unit, mea­sur­ing just 40 x 62 x 17mm, although the rel­a­tively large screen stretches to 46mm. That black-and-white screen is ex­tremely read­able thanks to the 303 x 203 pixels. At this size and price there’s no touch­screen and fea­ture scrolling takes place via five but­tons. It’s eas­ily mounted on your stem or bars and, as is the way with Garmin, GPS is im­pres­sive with the usual met­rics dis­played on one of up to 10 data fields. There are no in-depth colour maps but you can drag a route file onto the unit when con­nected to your lap­top. You can then nav­i­gate via the rather parochial line that re­minds us of Pong. It’s ANT+ and Blue­tooth com­pat­i­ble, mean­ing not only can you hook up to heart rate or power, you can con­nect to your phone, too, for no­ti­fi­ca­tions. You can also set it up to LiveTrack, where your friends and fam­ily can fol­low you on their smart­phone so they can check on your progress and work out what time you’re back home or ar­riv­ing into T2. garmin.com

VER­DICT A SOLID OF­FER­ING FROM THE BIKE-COM­PUTER GI­ANTS WITH SU­PERB GPS CON­NEC­TIV­ITY

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