OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820, lightweight and compact GPS
cycling computers with comprehensive ride data, bike-specific navigation
and the new GroupTrack1 feature. Riders can easily stay
connected with family and friends, both in and out of the peloton, with
the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820’s numerous connected features
including GroupTrack, which allows cyclists to easily keep tabs of
everyone in their group should they get separated. To help create a
safer riding environment, both devices are compatible with the Varia™
cycling awareness line and include built-in incident detection2.
They also feature built-in Garmin Cycle Map with points of interest,
bike-friendly trails and more in a compact design optimized for riding
in any conditions. For cyclists seeking additional in-depth data the
Edge 820 offers advanced performance monitoring including VO2 max3,
recovery advisor, FTP and watts/kg tracking, performance condition,
Strava Live Segments and advanced cycling dynamics4.
“We are excited to share the newest additions to our extensive cycling
line-up with our announcement of the innovative Edge 820 and Edge
Explore 820,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.
“Whether riders are chasing performance and racing goals or out for
adventure and touring, the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 offer a full
suite of features to help track data that is important to them.”
With the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 riders can easily keep in touch
with others in their pack. GroupTrack offers enhanced situational
awareness by allowing cyclists to ride at their own pace while seeing
where fellow riders are, so if one person falls out of sight, they don’t
fall off the device’s map. Additional mapping features include preloaded
Garmin Cycle Map for bike-specific turn-by-turn navigation, round-trip
Course Creator and on-device course planning. Built-in GPS, GLONASS and
altimeter provide accurate ride data so cyclists can know how far, fast
and high they have ridden.
Pair the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 with the full-suite of Varia™
cycling awareness products including the Varia rearview radar, Varia
Vision™ and Varia smart bike lights to help create a safer riding
environment. Additionally, the devices’ integrated accelerometer for
incident detection automatically sends a rider’s location message to
emergency contacts if assistance is needed. The devices are also
compatible with ANT+® sensors, including speed, cadence and heart rate.
The Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 are ideal for riding no matter the
weather conditions. Both devices feature a 2.3-inch high-resolution,
capacitive touch display that is quick and responsive – even when wet or
used with gloves – and the Edge 820’s ambient light sensor automatically
adjusts the screen’s brightness so it’s easy to read at a glance even in
The Edge 820 is compatible with ANT+ power meters, including Vector™,
the unique pedal-based power meter from Garmin that measures total
power, left/right balance and cadence, and integrates with ANT+
electronic shifting systems and ANT+ bike trainers. Users can record
advanced cycling dynamics to analyze their form, including where power
is being applied on the pedal and throughout the pedal stroke. The Edge
820 also provides a variety of physiological data with the addition of a
heart rate strap, so riders can view their cycling-specific VO2 max
along with a recovery advisor, which analyzes their data and tells them
how long they should wait before attempting another hard ride.
Additional performance data includes FTP and watts/kg tracking, and
in-ride challenges through Strava Live Segments.
Connect IQ™ compatible, users can customize the Edge 820 and Edge
Explore 820 by downloading free data fields. Users can also stay
connected while out on a ride via incoming smart notifications,
including incoming call and text alerts from a compatible smartphone5.
Additional connected features include live tracking, social media
sharing and automatic uploads to Garmin Connect Mobile, a free online
fitness community that provides easy-to-understand charts, graphs and
maps to let users view their activities, track progress and more.
The Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 feature up to 15 hours of battery
life. The new Battery Save mode will extend battery life up to 50
percent by enabling the rider to wake the display only when it is needed
while still tracking the details of a ride.
The Edge 820 is available for a suggested retail price of $399.99, or
$499.99 bundled with a speed sensor, cadence sensor and a premium heart
rate monitor. The Edge Explore 820 is available for a suggested retail
price of $349.99.
The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to
enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are
runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to
stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them
reach their health and fitness goals.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
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1 When paired with a compatible smartphone. GroupTrack can
track up to 50 riders and allows tracking for up to a 10 mile radius.
2 Incident detection intended for road cycling use.
3 When used with power and heart rate.
4 When used with Vector™ power meter.
5 See Garmin.com/ble for more information
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
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Amy Nouri, 913-397-8200