Garmin Edge 520 adds Connect IQ

Edge 520
Edge 520

The already rather good Edge 520 got even better with the addition of today’s new firmware – the cunningly named v5.20. I’m sure there was some comedic element there at Garmin HQ with that one symbolising an important incremental update.

Connect IQ (CIQ) is Garmin’s app store for higher-end devices.

CIQ is where you can already get some interesting titbits to add to your device (as well as some rubbish ones too). But it will be the place now and in the near future where 3rd party niche providers of data (eg Moxy/BSX/Stryd) have the opportunity to better integrate their product into the Garmin ecosystem without relying on Garmin to so do. Interesting thing today was that I had a w’bal CIQ data field drawn to my attention today…super cool

Changes made from version 4.10 to 5.20:

  • Added support for Connect IQ data fields. On the Edge 520, you can have four Connect IQ data fields active at a time. To install Connect IQ data fields, manage your Edge 520 in Garmin Connect Mobile or Garmin Express. After installing data fields, they will be available in the ‘Connect IQ’ category when selecting data fields to put on a data screen.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the Vector installation angle wizard from advancing.
  • Fixed a bug causing the ‘Next:’ field in a workout to show incorrect information when a series of steps are repeated.

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4 thoughts on “Garmin Edge 520 adds Connect IQ

  1. is this being pushed to the 1000 as well? I’m holding out for the 820 or if the 1000 is it – then ill go that route.

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