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Interesting little things from Garmin with these 2 new announcements. They are small fairly basic cycling computers and at first glance seem a tad over priced.
I was thinking recently that a little thing like this might be handy during races, keeping my run watch on my wrist. Except neither of them can display power.
I’ll have to have a think about these. Not sure.
Edit: I’ve thought a bit and it looks a bit like the Magellan Switch up but a tad cheaper BUT without the power support that the Magellan has http://www.magellangps.com/Store/Switch-Series/SwitchUp-GPS-Watch. I must have missed something.
Garmin Press Release follows verbatim:
Introducing the Edge® 20 and Edge® 25 from Garmin® – the world’s smallest GPS cycling computers
24th June, 2015 – UK – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Edge 20 and Edge 25, compact, easy-to-use bike computers with connected features available in the Edge 25. As the world’s smallest GPS cycling computers, the Edge 20 and Edge 25 allow cyclists to go the extra mile, capturing essential data including time, distance, speed, total ascent and location.
Connected features available on the Edge 25 also allow users to instantly share details of their rides with friends, family and on social media, and connect with a heart rate monitor, speed sensor1 and cadence sensor2 to get the most out of a ride. Featuring a simple interface and clear display, the Edge 20 and Edge 25 are easy to use and read on a ride.
“Real estate on your bike is limited – the Edge 20 and Edge 25 are the quintessential bike computers for cyclists wanting to save space without losing valuable features,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The Edge 20 and Edge 25 allow cyclists to track essential stats like time, distance, speed, ascent and location in a small but powerful device.”
Water-resistant3 and weighing only 25g, the Edge 20 and Edge 25’s extremely durable and small design is ideal for travel, training and everyday riding. Their interfaces make it easy to start, save and share activities and both are GPS and GLONASS-enabled, acquiring satellites quickly to track how far, fast and where a user is riding. Both devices feature up to eight hours of battery life. Additionally, the Edge 25 is ANT+ compatible and can be paired with a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and speed sensor for additional data.
When paired with a compatible Bluetooth® device4 the Edge 25 can instantly upload activities to Garmin Connect™ for post-ride analysis, instant sharing on social media, and with the Live Tracking feature users can allow family and friends to follow their rides in real time. In Garmin Connect users can also download courses and follow them on the device, receiving turn indications throughout a ride, and compete against other cyclists on previously ridden courses. Edge 20 users can upload to Garmin Connect and download courses and segments via a PC or Mac®.
The Edge 20 and Edge 25 are available for a suggested retail price of £109.99 and £139.99 respectively.
The Edge 25 is also available in a HRM bundle for £169.99.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom or follow us at facebook.com/garmin.uk, twitter.com/garminuk, or youtube.com/garminuk.
1 Heart rate monitor (HRM) included in some versions and speed sensor sold separately.
2 Cadence sensor sold separately
3 see Garmin.com/waterrating.
4 See Garmin.com/BLE for a list of compatible phones.
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