Garmin Edge 25
Garmin Edge 25
The Garmin Edge 25 was launched alongside the Edge 20 and, as its elder sibling, and shares all the basic functionality, as well as a handful of extra features in the form of ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility, and live tracking.
ANT+ is a wireless communication protocol which allows the computer to ‘talk’ to sensors like heart rate monitors, power meters and cadence sensors, as long as they also use ANT+ (which the vast majority do). That data can then be recorded and displayed on the Edge 25 and also analysed post-ride.
Unlike the Edge 20, the Edge 25 also has Bluetooth connectivity and so can be paired with a smartphone to receive call/text alerts, as well as giving you the ability to wirelessly upload your data to sites like Garmin Connect and Strava when you put on the post-ride brew, without having to plug the unit into a computer. Battery life increases to a claimed ten hours over the Edge 20.
Between them, the Edge 20 and Edge 25 have effectively replaced the larger and now discontinued Edge 200, though it’s still widely available to buy as a lower priced alternative to the two current entry-level Edge computers (however, it’s worth noting the Edge 200 doesn’t have ANT+ compatibility).
Price: £139.99 (£169.99 with heart rate monitor)
Battery life: up to ten hours
Computer size: 4cm x 4.2cm x 1.7 cm
Screen size: 2.3cm x 2.3cm
Key features: Retains basic functionality of Edge 20 but with added ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity
Who’s it for?
Budget-conscious riders who want a compact computer to record simple performance data.