Garmin have launched two compact entry-level GPS cycling computers, which are claimed to be the smallest bike computers on the market, and aimed at riders who want essential ride data at their fingertips, without taking up too much space on the handlebar or stem.
Lezyne entered the GPS market earlier this year with a range of compact bike computers, and Garmin have followed that move with their own range of lightweight units. The Edge 20 will cost £109.99, and the Edge 25, which has Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity, will set you back £139.99, or £169.99 with a heart rate monitor.
Both the Edge 20 and Edge 25 will capture time, distance, speed, ascent and location, with data displayed on a minimalist screen designed to be easy to read while riding. The two devices measure 4.0 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm and have a 2.3 x 2.3 cm screen, with a 128×160 pixel display. Claimed weight is just 25g, compared to 121g for the flagship Edge 1000, which, of course, has a far bigger screen and significantly more features.
Garmin claim each device offers up to ten hours of battery life, while the Edge 25 can be paired with a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and speed sensor, and has the capability to auto-upload to Garmin Connect, boasts a live tracking feature so friends and family can follow a ride online, and it can also pull in notifications from your smartphone. While the Edge 25 doesn’t offer full mapping, like the Edge 1000, it can offer turn indications.
Garmin’s vice-president of worldwide sales, Dan Bartel, said: “Real estate on your bike is limited – the Edge 20 and Edge 25 are the quintessential bike computers for cyclists wanting to save space without losing valuable features.
“The Edge 20 and Edge 25 allow cyclists to track essential stats like time, distance, speed, ascent and location in a small but powerful device.”