Garmin bicycle GPS comparison

Here’s how the popular Garmin bicycle GPS series, Garmin Edge, models are different and what they have to offer so you can find the right one for you.

ProductEdge 130 PlusEdge 530Edge 830Edge 1030 PlusEdge 1040Edge 1040 SolarEdge Explore 2
Physical dimensions1.6” x 2.5” x 0.6” (4.1 x 6.3 x 1.6 cm)1.9″ x 3.2″ x 0.8″ (50 x 82 x 20 mm)1.9” x 3.2” x 0.8” (50 mm x 82 mm x 20 mm)58 x 114 x 19 mm2.3″ x 4.6″ x 0.8″ (59.3 x 117.6 x 20.0 mm)2.3″ x 4.6″ x 0.8″ (59.3 x 117.6 x 20.0 mm)4.2″ x 2.2″ x 0.8″ (106.1x 55.7 x 20.6 mm)
Touchscreen
Color display
Display size 1.1″ x 1.4″ (27.0 x 36.0 mm); 1.8″ diag (45.0 mm)2.6″ color2.6” (66.04 mm)3.5″ (88.9 mm)3.5″ (88.9 mm) diagonal3.5″ (88.9 mm) diagonal3.00″
Display resolution303 x 230 pixels246 x 322 pixels246 x 322 pixels282 x 470 pixels282 x 470 pixels282 x 470 pixels240 x 400 pixels
Weight1.2 oz (33 g)2.7 oz (75.8 g)2.8 oz (79.1 g)4.4 oz (124 g)4.4 oz (126 g)4.7 oz (133 g)3.7 oz (104 g)
Battery type rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life12 hoursup to 20 hours GPS training mode
40 hours battery save mode
up to 20 hours GPS training mode
40 hours battery save mode
24 hours35 hours
See Details
45 hours
See Details
up to 16 hours
Battery save mode: Extends battery live up to 50 percent while still tracking ride detail
In-ride power compatible (Garmin charge battery pack)
Waterproofyes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)
Maps & MemoryMaps & MemoryMaps & MemoryMaps & MemoryMaps & MemoryMaps & MemoryMaps & MemoryMaps & Memory
Ability to add maps
Basemap ❌ – Breadcrumb trailpre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map with Integrated TrailForks contentpre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map with Integrated TrailForks contentpre-loaded Garmin Cycle Mappre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map (multi-region)Preloaded Garmin cycle map (multi-region)Preloaded Garmin cycle map
Accepts data cards ❌ – 16GB internal memory❌ – 16GB internal memory✅ Plus 32 GB internal memory❌ – 32 GB internal memory ❌ – 64 GB internal memory 16 GB internal memory
Waypoint 100200200200200200200
Routes30 courses100100100 courses100100 courses100 courses
History100 hoursup to 200 hoursup to 200 hoursup to 200 hoursup to 200 hoursup to 200 hours200 hours
Address Search
Navigation Features
Popularity routing
Turn-by-Turn navigation
On-device recalculation
On-device Back to start calculation
On-device A/B navigation, POI and address search
On-device roundtrip course creation
Clock Features
Time/date
Sensors
GPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo
Multi-band GNSS
Ephemeris satellite predictions❌ (however, ephemeris data is supported from a computer from a computer and Garmin Connect)
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Barometric altimeter
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Daily Smart Features
ConnectivityBluetooth, ANT+Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-FiBluetooth, ANT+, Wi-FiBluetooth, ANT+, Wi-FiBluetooth, ANT+, Wi-FiBluetooth, ANT+, Wi-FiBluetooth, ANT+
Connect IQ compatible✅ (data fields only)
On-device Connect IQ™ Store
Smart notifications✅ (calls and texts only)
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only)
Weather
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile
VIRB compatible
Smartphone compatibleiPhone, AndroidiPhone, AndroidiPhone, AndroidiPhone, AndroidiPhone, AndroidiPhone, AndroidiPhone, Android
Safety & Tracking Features
LiveTrack
Group LiveTrack
Rider-to-Rider messaging
Incident detection (offers automatic or manual alerts to emergency contacts)
Assistance
Bike Alarm
Weather alerts
InReach compatible
Activity Tracking Features
Calories Burned
Training, Planning & Analysis Features
Customizable data pages
Auto pause (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)
Downloadable training plans
Daily workout suggestions
Primary and secondary workout targets
Auto lap (automatically starts a new lap)
Virtual partner (train against a digital person)✅ (within a course)
V02 max
Training Effect (aerobic)
Realtime stamina
Recovery advisor
Cycling ability analysis
Course demands analysis
Virtual Partner
Race an Activity
On-device segments
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)
Advanced power analysis
Physio TrueUp
Physiological measurements (may require use of additional accessories such as heart rate strap and/or power meter)
ClimbPro Ascent Planner
Extended display
Running Features
Foot Pod capable✅ (some versions)
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Courses (complete against previous activities)
On-device course creation
Cycling dynamics
MTB dynamics
Integrated TrailForks trail data
Power meter compatible
Varia compatibility
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Garmin Connect
Garmin connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Automatic sync (Automatically transfers data to your computer)
Additional Features
Smart trainer control
Shimano Di2 electronic shifting integration
ANT+ Shifting
Edge remote compatibility
Auto start (timer starts automatically at custom speed)
Elevation
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)
Operating Temperature-20º to 60ºC-20°C to +55°C-20°C to +55°C-20º to 60ºC (from -4º to 140ºF)-20º to 60ºC (from -4º to 140ºF)-20º to 60ºC (from -4º to 140ºF)
RoundTrip routing
Routeplanner
LEV/ebike compatibility via ANT+
Bike speed/cadence sensor compatible
Heart rate-based calorie computation
FTP Tracking
Time in zone
TrainingPeaks iLevels (WKO4)