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Garmin releases Edge 1040 Solar bike computer

Published June 8, 2022

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin's new GPS bike computer is out today, featuring solar charging and multi-band GNSS technology with a 3 1/2-inch touchscreen display.

The Edge 1040 Solar has a Power Glass solar charging lens to extend ride time up to 100 hours between charges in battery-saver mode. Garmin says the multi-band GNSS technology provides more accurate GPS positioning in dense urban areas or those under deep tree cover.

Other features include:

  • Cycling ability and course demands: Classify strengths and weaknesses as a cyclist, focus on improvement, and prepare for the demands of a specific course.
  • Power guide: Recommended power targets make it easier to manage efforts throughout a course.
  • Real-time stamina insights: Monitor and track exertion levels in real-time.
  • Easy setup: Custom ride profiles based on previous Edge data, ride types, and sensors. From there, cycling activity profiles can be managed on a compatible smartphone from the Garmin Connect smart-device app.
  • High-contrast, ride-type-specific maps use Trendline popularity routing to highlight popular roads and trails based on billions of miles of ride data that other users have uploaded to Garmin Connect.
  • Turn-by-turn navigation and alerts.
  • Pause route guidance and off-course notifications to explore beyond the beaten path. Route guidance can be turned back on at any time to get back to the original route or starting point.
  • Trailforks app can be downloaded to view routes and trail details from more than 80 countries. When using the Trailforks app, Forksight mode automatically displays upcoming forks in the route and where a rider is within a trail network.

The Edge 1040 Solar has a suggested retail price of $749.99. A non-solar charging version, the Edge 1040, has a suggested retail price of $599.99.

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