Garmin Edge 820 – !! Here It Is !! Full specifications AT LAST

Garmin Edge 820 Varia RTL 500 HRM-RUN

Here are the full specifications for the new Garmin Edge 820. It will probably be announced some time today. These are directly from the Garmin website. The product is internally stored at Garmin as the Edge 530. So the 530 and the 820 appear to be the same thing.

There is also an Edge 820 BUNDLE (still not released) probably including a HRM and speed/cadence sensor. Also a cut-down 820-explore that doesn’t pair to useful stuff like power meters..oh dear even a super cheap Polar or Lezyne bike computer would do that!

There are images at the end and an OPINION piece on the Garmin Edge 820 will follow.

A comparison to the 810 and 520 is <here>.


  • Lightweight and compact with 2.3-inch high-resolution, capacitive touch display that works with gloves and when wet
  • GroupTrack feature keeps tabs on everyone in your riding pack
  • Advanced performance monitoring includes VO2 max, recovery advisor, Strava live segments, FTP, performance condition and advanced cycling dynamics
  • Built-in incident detection included; compatible with cycling awareness accessories such as Varia Vision™, Varia™ smart bike lights and rearview radar
  • Bike-specific navigation preloaded with Garmin Cycle Map for turn-by-turn navigation


Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions73.0 x 49.0 x 21.0 mm
Display size, WxH58.4 mm
Display resolution, WxH200 x 265 pixels
Color displayYes
Weight67.7 g
BatteryRechargeable lithium-ion
Battery lifeUp to 15 hours GPS training mode; up to 24 hours UltraTrac mode
Water ratingIPX7
High-sensitivity receiverYes
Barometric altimeterYes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)Yes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)Yes
VIRB® controlYes
Maps & Memory
Ability to add mapsYes
HistoryUp to 180 hours
Cycling Features
Compatible with Vector™Yes
Multiple bike profilesYes
Bike speed/cadence sensorYes (Some versions)
Performance Features
Heart rate monitorYes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)Yes
Courses (compete against previous activities)Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)Yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)Yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)Yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)Yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computationYes
Calculates calories burnedYes
Customizable screen(s)Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters)Yes (records data approx. 1 per second)
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride)Yes
Shock ResistantYes
Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)Yes
AdditionalCompatible with Varia™ bike radar and lights: Yes
Edge® remote compatibility: Yes
LiveTrack: Yes
Advanced performance and power analysis, including VO2 max, FTP/Watts/kg tracking, Performance condition/lactate threshold/stress score as well as advanced cycling dynamics, GroupTrack, in-ride challenges through Strava live segments and connected features
Bike trainer profile for compatible Turbo trainer data display and control: Yes
On-device segment compatibility for dynamic and engaging in-ride competition: Yes
Operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C
Connected features via a smartphone: Yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ and Garmin Connect™ Mobile: Yes
Integration with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting: Yes
Weather alerts: Yes
Preloaded Garmin cycling map: Yes
Wi-Fi® compatible: Yes
Ambient light: Yes
Round-trip routing: Yes
Route planner: Yes
Incident detection: Yes
Training plans/workouts: Yes
Connect IQ™ store compatible: Yes
Audio prompts: Yes
ANT+™ electronic shifting compatibility: Yes
¹ Advanced workouts require a Garmin Connect account


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