Garmin Edge 520 is the latest bike computer that promises to offer you a competitive edge and some new features that could help you to keep track on the performance and pace as well as to use the data to enhance and optimize your biking training.
Garmin Edge 520:
After Garmin Edge 510, Edge 25, Edge 810 and Edge 1000, this latest bike computer rolls in extra features that some of the earlier models are also getting.
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Garmin Edge 520 Features:
- Integration of in-ride challenges via Strava live segments
- Reports on VO2 max during cycling including data on heart rate, power and recovery time
- Pairing with ANT+ indoor trainers to offering maximum data control and display
- Tracking of watts/kg, cycling dynamics and Functional Threshold Power or FTP with Vector power meters
- Automatic uploads, smart notifications, social media sharing, live tracking and weather forecast
Based on the model and form factor of Garmin Edge 500, the Garmin Edge 520 is the right blend of form and function. It is the first biking calculator that not only is compatible with Strava live segment but also offers a free trial of Strava Premium for 3 months, letting you sync the feed automatically as you ride as well as sending you notification of start and finish. You are also notified of leaderboard rankings when you complete a segment.
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Riding needs motivation and Garmin Edge 520 gives you just that with a suite of training programs. If you want to train at 240 watts resistance, set the target and you will get real-time feedback and information from trainers to help you adjust to stay you on the top of your goal. You can see stats on 520 or follow a course suggested by another rider.
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You can enhance the scope of Edge 520 by pairing it up with power meter.
The optimized Edge 520 display ensures that you have the maximum area to yourself to display the data. The screen clarity is also promised under any lighting condition.
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The Garmin Edge 520 is compatible with a variety of ANT+ sensors including Varia and Vector series. It connects to your smartphone via the Garmin Connect Mobile app and lets you do wireless uploads, live tracking and alerts you incoming smartphone alerts.
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The data, in return is stored and sent to Garmin Connect, the online community where you can share, save and plan the rides with likeminded people.
Battery Life of Edge 520:
Edge 520 offers 15+ hour battery life.
Garmin Edge 520 Price:
Garmin Edge 520 is available on sale for $299.99. You can order one here.