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Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS (Neutral Color)

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  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver.
  • Easy-to-read display.
  • Barometric altimeter - for precise climb and descent data.
  • Battery life - up to 18 hours.
  • Sleek, lightweight design
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Color: Black | Size: One Size
Technical Details
Item Weight2.1 ounces
Product Dimensions0.9 x 1.9 x 2.7 inches
Item model number010-00829-06
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size1.8 inches
Display Resolution128 x 160
Warrantyone-year
Battery Life18 hours
  
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ASINB003L1CAFI
Best Sellers Rank #2,592 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableMay 6, 2010
  
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Technical Details

Color: Black | Size: One Size
  • lightweight, water-resistant

Product Description

Color: Black | Size: One Size

Sharpen your cycling performance with Edge 500, a lightweight GPS-based cycling computer for performance-driven cyclists. Loaded with data, Edge 500 tracks your distance, speed, location and elevation with high sensitivity GPS. Add an ANT+™ compatible heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor or compatible power meter for a finely-tuned analysis of your ride.

Jumpstart Your Training

The Edge 500 attaches easily to the stem or handlebars of your bike with its low-profile bike mount. The Edge attaches easily to the mount with a simple quarter-turn. When you're ready to ride, just power on your Edge, acquire GPS satellites and go. Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction to calculate your position faster.

Get the Data You Need

During your ride, Edge 500 measures your speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and records this data for your review. For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 also incorporates a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation.

All Edge 500 versions work with third-party ANT+-enabled power meters to display your power output in watts as you ride. This valuable data shows you how hard you're working, regardless of conditions affecting your ride, so you can train smarter. Some versions also ship with a digital heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor.

Other helpful training features include a Courses feature, which helps you compare successive rides over the same route, as well as Auto Pause, Auto Lap and temperature readings. Edge also alerts you if

you’re moving, but the timer is not running.

Track Your Heart Rate

When paired with a Garmin heart rate monitor, Edge 500 tracks heart

beats per minute and uses your heart rate for advanced calorie computation, so you know how many calories you're burning. Train in a

certain heart-rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance over the same ride.

Analyze Your Ride

Once your ride’s done, connect Edge 500 to your computer with the included USB cable to analyze your performance. With a simple click, you can join a worldwide network of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts through Garmin Connect™, a one-stop site for data analysis and sharing.

What's in the box?

  • Edge 500
  • Bike mount
  • AC charger
  • USB cable
  • Owner's manual on disk
  • Quick start manual

Customer Reviews

If you like, upload your data to Garmin Connect.
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Its very easy to customize the three viewing screens with the data you want to see.
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I will likely shell out the money the Garmin G6 golf device.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

385 of 389 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Tweedel VINE VOICE on August 27, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size
I got this unit to upgrade the tracking of my workouts and to start using a heart rate monitor to get more out of the time I was spending exercising.

I was wary of plunking out the bucks for this because there are plenty of stories of the unit not working very well. It seemed from reviews it was great or it was worthless depending on the luck of the draw. So I made sure to buy it from a place with a very liberal return policy.

Overview
This is the first GPS enabled unit that I've seen that was small enough for me to mount on my bike and not have it mistaken for a PDA or Smart Phone. It is optimized for biking.

The overall construction seems pretty good. The unit seems well sealed, has a large screen and a nice backlight.

There are 4 control buttons, two on each side. The buttons on the left generally activate or conform menu items, the buttons on the right are used for navigation. The buttons require a firm press and have a muted click, you won't be hitting them accidentally. Actually trying to hit them while riding is a tad difficult.

Underneath at the bottom of the unit there is a rubber stopper that plugs a mini-usb port. This port is used for data transfer as well as charging.

The mount is simple and awesome. There is a base piece with a formed rubber pad that goes beneath it. There are four hooks on the mount and you get a bag full of elastomeric gasket seal like rubber bands. You simply put the base piece where you want it and hook the band to one hook, stretch it around your bar/stem and hook it to the hook on the other side. Two bands and your done. Clicking the unit in is easy, press it in and rotate 90 degrees.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kent C. on May 29, 2013
Color Name: Blue BundleSize Name: One Size
I have bounced around recently, trying to find the most reliable GPS cyclocomputer with as many features as possible. I began with the Garmin 500, but found out that the Garmin 510 was able to establish the GPS lock faster, and I was curious about the touch-screen feature as well. After only a few rides with the 500, I went to exchange it for the 510. First impression on the 510 was the dimness of the screen, even in good light. Without the backlight, it is difficult to read the display. The touch-screen feature is laggy, and often takes several swipes to register the motion. Then the 510 began dropping the connection to the HR monitor and speed/cadence sensor in mid-rides. Typically after about 10-15 minutes. Needless to say, I did not stick with this more expensive model for very long before running back to the 500. It is very easy to read in even low-light conditions. The physical buttons on the side make it extremely simple to navigate through the pages of data. Functionality is all there, at least the functionality that 90% of riders, professional or recreational, could want. It is very reliable, and once it establishes a GPS lock, I have not lost. The delay in lock is not a big deal. Maybe 10-15 seconds max once I get outside. I will not be upgrading to a touch-screen unit until the tech is improved substantially, it was just too hard to swipe in the middle of riding. I much prefer the raised buttons on the side for a confirmed action with no fumbling or checking to see if the screen changed or not. The setup is very easy on the bundle. The only thing lacking from the 510 that I did like was the Out-in-Front mount that comes with the 510. For an extra $30 you can pick it up with the Garmin 500.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 13, 2013
Color Name: Red
I am very satisfied with this purchase. I was first using a Sigma speed and cadence bike computer and worked fine but I felt I needed something more. After that I started using my iPhone 4S with a Wahoo HRM and mapmyride to keep track of my progress. I was planning on buying their speed cadence and sensor to have it all in one package but never got around it and I am glad I didn't. The setting with the phone and wahoo worked fine for a few months until my phone started freezing in the middle of rides and sometimes it drained the battery very fast. Later the Wahoo software just stopped uploading my progress altogether. It was then I realized that if I were to get serious about training I need to upgrade.

At first I was reluctant to spend the money on this device. After all I had previously spent I wasn't sure if this would be another flop like the previous things I have used. I read many reviews about the garmin edge 500 and most of them were positive so I decided to make the jump for it and went ahead and bought it. I gotta say I should have bought this from the beggining. If you are serious about your training; this is it.

Pros
-Installation was easy enough and I didn't need the barfly. I put it on the stem which fit perfectly. If you have no space on your stem or handlebar you might have to get the barfly.
-The sensor was easy to set up and it had a light to show you that it was reading the magnet on the spoke and the crank arm (red and green).
-The HRM strap works great and it keeps track of my HR very well. The sensor device can be easily removed form the belt so that you can handwash the belt.
-The screens are customizable and you can set the number of things you want them to display while you are riding.
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