Garmin Announces Edge 830 and Edge 530 headunits

Longer battery life, jump metrics, hang time counter and larger screens all around.

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Garmin Announces Edge 830 and 530 headunits with larger screens and mountain bike specific updates.

This week Garmin announced the Edge 530 and Edge 830 – its latest performance GPS cycling computers that combine new dynamic performance insights, cycling safety features1 and advanced mapping capabilities into a slim design. For riders that prefer the off road, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 feature new integrated Trailforks data as well as mountain bike dynamics including jump count, jump distance and hang time, making it easier to tame the trails. Ideal for riding no matter the weather conditions, the Edge 530 features a button design and a 2.6-inch high-resolution, color display, whereas the Edge 830 offers a touchscreen display similar to those previous. 

During a ride, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 use vital ride data to provide dynamic performance insights and guidance that can help cyclists improve and manage their effort. The new ClimbPro feature automatically shows the remaining ascent and grade for each climb while following a route or course, helping cyclists to gauge their effort over the rest of their ride. The new Edge cycling computers will also allow riders to see how their body is holding up in different environments with heat and altitude acclimation2 and receive in-ride notifications when it’s time to refuel or rehydrate.

Outside of a ride, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will show the previous four weeks of riding broken down in terms of low aerobic, high aerobic and anaerobic efforts to evaluate how balanced a rider’s training is and provide them with insight into where they need additional focus. When paired with compatible sensors, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will calculate a rider’s power curve, comparing their ride effort to their previous weeks and months. For cyclists following a training plan, they can sync workouts automatically from Garmin ConnectTM and TrainingPeaks right to their Edge and view workouts for the upcoming week before starting their training session.

Preloaded on the Edge 530 and Edge 830, the Garmin Cycle Map includes turn-by-turn navigation and navigation alerts that notify riders of sharp curves ahead. What’s more, the Edge 830 allows cyclists to create new rides and courses right on their device. To help Edge 530 and Edge 830 users ride like a local, popularity routing chooses from the best road, mountain or gravel routes most traveled by fellow cyclists. It will even guide cyclists back to the route – or back to start – if they stray away or decide to head home early. Now, cyclists using the Edge 530 or Edge 830 will spend more time riding, not waiting around, thanks to route calculation speeds that are two times faster than on previous models.

Riders will be able to view the trails in detail right on their Edge device, which will help them find the trails best suited to their skill level. When a cyclist stops mid-ride, Forksight mode automatically displays upcoming forks in the trail and shows them where they are within a trail network. During their ride, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will track all the epic details with new mountain biking metrics such as jump count, jump distance and hang time. Other mountain biking features include Grit, which rates the difficulty of a ride using GPS, elevation and accelerometer data, and Flow, which measures how smoothly a cyclist descends a trail.

Whether commuting to work or out riding with friends, built-in safety and tracking features1 on the Edge 530 and Edge 830 will help provide extra peace of mind while on the move. Group messaging and tracking lets cyclists stay in touch when they get separated from the pack3.

Built-in incident detection will automatically send a cyclist’s location to emergency contacts if they run into trouble. For added confidence, the Edge 530 and Edge 830 are compatible with the VariaTM line of cycling awareness devices, including the RTL510 rearview radar and UT800 smart headlight so riders can see and be seen. If a cyclist stops to grab a bite to eat or take in the view, the new PIN-protected bike alarm will notify them on their smartphone if their bike has been moved.

The Edge 830 will be available in bundle options starting at $500
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The Edge 530 will be available in bundle options starting at $300
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About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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  • lisa says:

    I am constantly frustrated by my garmin 1000. This POS loses course maps, drops ride data, and short battery life, among other frustrating things. For the expensive price, this thing was def. not worth the cost. On multiple levels.

    • Same issues with the 1030 using iPhone 8. Could not get the 1030 to work. Had to pair each time, using all kinds of funky workarounds and updating firmware on my Mac. Crazy.. Then it would just drop my rides anyway. Finally returned it after hours trying to get it to work over a few weeks. Garmin support was zero help. Hardly responded. Went to Wahoo. Basic, but it works. And cheaper. My old Garmin 800 was klunky, but also works.

  • Zuke says:

    Dangit, I just bought the 520+ in December! 🙁

  • MBR says:

    The article title mentions longer battery life. Did I read over the details? There will be a lot of bikepackers interested if the battery life can approach the 24-hour life of the eTrex 20/30, but seems all other GPS units are lucky to go 12-hrs…

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