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GARMIN Edge Series GPS Comparison
Which one suits your needs? Here's how the models are different and what they have to offer

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Garmin edge 25
edge 130
Garmin Edge 520
edge 520 plus
edge 530
Garmin edge 820
edge 830
edge 1030
Edge explore
Garmin edge 820
General                     General
Physical dimensions:
1.6” x 1.6” x 0.7” (4.0 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm)
1.6” x 2.5” x 0.6” (4.1 x 6.3 x 1.6 cm)
1.9” x 2.9” x 0.8” (4.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm)
1.9" x 2.9" x 0.8" (49.0 x 73.0 x 21.0 mm)
1.9" x 3.2" x 0.8" (50 x 82 x 20 mm)
1.9” x 2.9” x 0.8” (49.0 x 73.0 x 21.0 mm)
1.9” x 3.2” x 0.8” (50 mm x 82 mm x 20 mm)
58 x 114 x 19 mm
4.1" x 2.2" x 0.9" (105.0 x 55.0 x 22.0 mm)
1.9” x 2.9” x 0.8” (49.0 x 73.0 x 21.0 mm)
Physical dimensions:
Weight:
0.9 oz (25 g)
1.2 oz (33 g)
2.1 oz (60 g)
2.2 oz (62.5 g)
2.7 oz (75.8 g)
2.4 oz (67.7 g)
2.8 oz (79.1 g)
123 g
4.1 oz (116 g)
2.4 oz (67.7 g)
Weight:
Waterproof:
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
Waterproof:

Battery:

rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion

Battery:

Touchscreen:
x
x
x
x
x
Touchscreen:
Display size:
0.9” x 0.9” (2.3 x 2.3 cm)
1.1" x 1.4" (27.0 x 36.0 mm); 1.8" diag (45.0 mm)
1.4” x 1.9” (3.5 x 4.7 cm)
1.4” x 1.9” (35.0 x 47.0 mm); 2.3" diagonal
2.6" color
2.3” (58.4 mm)
2.6” (66.04 mm)
3.5" (88.9 mm)
1.5" x 2.6" (39.0 x 65.0 mm); 3.0" diag (76.0 mm)
2.3” (58.4 mm)
Display size:
Display resolution:
128 x 160 pixels
303 x 230 pixels
200 x 265 pixels
200 x 265 pixels
246 x 322 pixels
200 x 265 pixels
246 x 322 pixels
282 x 470 pixels
240 x 400 pixels, touchscreen
200 x 265 pixels
Display resolution:
Color Display
x
x
Color Display
Battery life:
up to 8 hours
up to 15 hours
up to 15 hours
up to 15 hours
up to 20 hours GPS training mode
40 hours battery save mode
up to 15 hours GPS training mode
up to 20 hours GPS training mode
40 hours battery save mode
up to 20 hours
up to 12 hours
up to 15 hours GPS training mode
Battery life:
Battery save mode: Extends battery live up to 50 percent while still tracking ride detail
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Battery save mode: Extends battery live up to 50 percent while still tracking ride detail
Maps & Memory                     Maps & Memory
Ability to add maps:
x
x
x
Ability to add maps:
Basemap:
x
x - breadcrumb trail
pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map with Integrated TrailForks content
pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map with Integrated TrailForks content
pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map
pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map
Basemap:
Accepts data cards:
x
x
x
x
x - 16GB internal memory
x - 16GB internal memory
x - 16GB internal memory
plus 16 GB internal memory
x - 16GB internal memory
x - 16GB internal memory
Accepts data cards:
Waypoints:
0
100
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
Waypoints:
Routes:
0
15 courses
0
100
100
100
100
100 courses
100
100
Routes:
History:
up to 10 rides
100 hours
up to 180 hours
up to 200 hours
up to 200 hours
up to 200 hours
up to 200 hours
up to 200 hours
200 hours
up to 200 hours
History:
Address Search:
x
x
x
x
  Address Search:
Navigation Features                     Navigation Features
Popularity routing
x
x
x
x
N/A
Popularity routing
Turn-by-Turn navigation
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Turn-by-Turn navigation
On-device recalculation
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
On-device recalculation
On-device Back to Start calculation
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
On-device Back to Start calculation
On-device course creation
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
On-device course creation
On-device A/B navigation, POI and address search
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
On-device A/B navigation, POI and address search
On-device roundtrip course creation
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
On-device roundtrip course creation
Clock Features                     Clock Features
Time/Date
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Time/Date
Sensors                     Sensors
GPS/GLONASS/Galileo:
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
GPS/GLONASS
GPS
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS:
Ephemeris satellite predictions:
no (however, ephemeris data is supported from a computer and Garmin Connect™)
no (however, ephemeris data is supported from a computer and Garmin Connect™)
x
no (however, ephemeris data is supported from a computer and Garmin Connect™)
x
no (however, ephemeris data is supported from a computer and Garmin Connect™)
x
no (however, ephemeris data is supported from a computer and Garmin Connect™)
Ephemeris satellite predictions:
Barometric altimeter:
x
x
Barometric altimeter:
Accelerometer
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Accelerometer
   
Daily Smart Features                     Daily Smart Features
Smart Notifications:
Smart Notifications:
VIRB compatibility
x
x
x
x
VIRB compatibility
Rider-to-rider messaging
x
x
x
x
Rider-to-rider messaging
Activity Tracking Features                      
Calories Burned
x
x
x
x
Calories Burned
Training, Planning & Analysis Features                      
Customizable data pages
Customizable screen(s):
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed):
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed):
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals):
x
x
x
x
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals):
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts):
x
x
x
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts):
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap):
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap):
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person):
✔ (within a course)
✔ (within a course)
x
x
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person):
V02 max
x
x
x
x
V02 max estimate
Training Effect (aerobic)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Training Effect (aerobic)
Race an Activity
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Race an Activity
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout):
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout):
Advanced power analysis
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Advanced power analysis
MTB dynamics
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
MTB dynamics
ClimbPro
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
ClimbPro
Extended display
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Extended display
   
Running Features                      
Foot pod capable
x
(optional)
x
x
(some versions)
(some versions)
x
x
(some versions)
Foot pod capable
Cycling Features                      
Courses (compete against previous activities):
Courses (compete against previous activities):
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal):
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal):
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
x
x
x
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters):
x
(records data approx. 1 per second)
(records data approx. 1 per second)
(records data approx. 1 per second)
x
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters):
Garmin Connect                      
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer):
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer):
Connect IQ™ compatible:
x
x
Connect IQ™ compatible:
Connected features via a smartphone:
Upload, LiveTrack
LiveTrack, weather, Assistance, Connect IQ data fields
Upload, LiveTrack, Weather, Smartphone Alerts, Incident Detection
Upload, LiveTrack, GroupTrack, Weather, Incoming Texts & Calls, Incident Detection
Upload, LiveTrack, GroupTrack, Weather, Smartphone Alerts, Incident Detection, Assistance, Incoming Texts & Calls, Audio Prompts, Rider to Rider Messaging
Upload, LiveTrack, GroupTrack, Weather, Incoming Texts & Calls, Incident Detection, Audio Prompts
Upload, LiveTrack, GroupTrack, Weather, Smartphone Alerts, Incident Detection, Assistance, Incoming Texts & Calls, Audio Prompts, Rider to Rider Messaging
Upload, LiveTrack, GroupTrack, Weather, Smartphone Alerts, Incident Detection, Audio Prompts, Rider to Rider Messaging
Upload, LiveTrack, GroupTrack, Weather, Smartphone Alerts, Incident Detection, Rider to Rider Messaging
Upload, LiveTrack, Social media sharing, Smartphone Alerts
Connected features via a smartphone:
Additional Features                      
Wi-Fi® compatible:
x
x
x
x
x
Wi-Fi® compatible:
Bluetooth:
(BLE)
(BLE)
x
(BLE)
x
(BLE)
(BLE)
x
Bluetooth:
Beeper:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Beeper:
Ambient light:
x
x
x
x
x
Ambient light:
Auto start (timer starts automatically at custom speed):
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto start (timer starts automatically at custom speed):
On-device segments:
x
x
x
On-device segments:
Elevation:
N/A
x
Elevation:
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride):
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride):
Shock Resistant:
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Shock Resistant:
Operating Temperature:
N/A
-20º to 60ºC
-20°C to +55°C
-20°C to +55°C
-20°C to +55°C
-20°C to +55°C
-20°C to +55°C
N/A
N/A
-20°C to +55°C
Operating Temperature:
   
RoundTrip routing:
x
x
x
RoundTrip routing:
Routeplanner:
x
x
x
x
Routeplanner:
LEV/ebike compatibility via ANT+:
x
x
x
x
x
x
LEV/ebike compatibility via ANT+:
ANT+ Shifting
x
x
x
x
ANT+ Shifting
Edge remote compatibility
x
Edge remote compatibility
Varia compatibility
Varia compatibility
Shimano Di2 electronic shifting integration
x
x
x
x
Shimano Di2 electronic shifting integration
Heart rate monitor compatible:
Heart rate monitor compatible:
Bike speed/cadence sensor compatible:
Bike speed/cadence sensor compatible:
Cycling dynamics
x
x
x
x
Cycling dynamics
Heart rate-based calorie computation:
x
x
Heart rate-based calorie computation:
FTP Tracking
x
x
x
x
FTP Tracking
Recovery Time
x
x
x
Recovery Time
Time in zone
x
x
x
x
Time in zone
TrainingPeaks iLevels (WKO4)
x
x
x
x
TrainingPeaks iLevels (WKO4)
Incident Detection (offers automatic or manual alerts to emergency contacts)
x
x
x
Incident Detection (offers automatic or manual alerts to emergency contacts)
   


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