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Garmin introduces new cycling computers at CES

Published January 7, 2013
The Garmin Edge 810

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Garmin is introducing a variety of new products, including at least two new cycling computers, at this week's massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The new Edge 810 and Edge 510 and Garmin Connect Mobile app connect smart phone features to a handlebar-mounted bike computer.

The devices feature live tracking, social media sharing and real-time weather updates. The devices connect wirelessly by Bluetooth to the user's phone, which can be kept in a saddle bag or jersey pocket.

The Edge 810 features a 2.6-inch color display, up to 17-hours of battery life, and a redesigned and simplified touchscreen interface. The 810 is compatible with optional detailed street or TOPO maps including BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. Its navigation capabilities require no data usage, so those features can be used even without a data connection. Suggested retail is $499.95.

The Edge 510 is a lighter-weight device for performance riders. It has a new 2.2-inch touchscreen display and is compatible with both GPS and GLONASS satellites for faster satellite acquisition and improved signal lock. It has up to a 20 hours of battery life. The touchscreen can be operated even with a gloved finger and when wet, and is visible in direct sunlight. Suggsted retail is $329.95.

Both the Edge 810 and 510 track speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, ascent and descent. They sync wirelessly through ANT+ technology with compatible third-party power meters as well as Garmin heart rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors. 

Both devices are available with quarter-turn handlebar mounts. Optional mounts position the devices ahead of the handlebars or integrate them with the 3T Integra road stem.

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