No doubt the Fenix 5 stocks are being carefully packed on pallets to grace the freight holds of our favourite airlines as they race to Europe and North America from Asia.
But what about the cycling computers?
Garmin are still sorting out the Edge 820. But that’s going to be mostly software/firmware work. Leaving the factory workers twiddling their thumbs. Or not. I suspect that work is already well underway in the production for: the Forerunner 240/245s; the replacement 920XT (let’s call it the 935XT for the moment); and for a new cycling computer. My ‘guess’ for the latter being an Edge 1010/1030 – something with a bigger screen than the Garmin Edge 820 (review here) and HOPEFULLY BUTTONS!
My suspicion here will be that we will mostly just see the 820 firmware in a larger format. However there are also rumours of some sort of replaceable/add-on battery pack to support those longer rides. If that’s true then that will obviously be useful because the 820, when navigating, has a VERY limited battery life. Maybe there could also be some other clever hardware additions such as built-in SIM card…but I doubt it.
As limited evidence of this, you might want to check the price of the Edge 520 on Amazon. In the UK it’s just dropped to a super all-time low price of £180/$280. Great device.