Garmin Edge 1030 + Vector 3 – Pictures & Info Emerge

GPSRUMORS have had some info posted on the impending Vector 3 and Edge 1030 and the images here are hosted on that site. If they are removed from that site they will disappear from this site at the same time.

The pod has gone from the Vector 3 though which is a potentially good move. And the reader would have to assume a AAA battery in the spindle.

My thoughts & speculation (here) still seem vaguely sensible although you will see that we look set for another potential touchscreen debacle with the 1030 – look! only 2 buttons. Unsurprisingly there are the proprietary ADVANCED cycling dynamics (as well as the regular cycling dynamics) and lots of the new FIRSTBEAT stuff on recovery, TL and training status seem to have made their way through too.

Popularity derived routing looks interesting, providing it’s more than “Where’s my nearest cycle lane”


You’ll have to click the GPSRUMORS link to read and see more although 9 August (next week) looks like the formal announcement date. NOT the availability date.

Garmin do seem to be getting better at leaks and/or controlling their content assets. Even Mr Appelmoessite is quiet this time around (famous last words). I don’t have any PR-relationship with Garmin as I don’t want to be seen to be ‘in bed’ with the dominant market leader.


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22 thoughts on “Garmin Edge 1030 + Vector 3 – Pictures & Info Emerge

    1. the flaw in your question I the use of the word ‘competitive’ 😉
      they will be announced but prob not avail until September
      garmin will almost certainly adopt premium pricing. maybe £800++ for the V3 and £400++ for the 1030. you won’t get ANY change from a grand.
      neither will be discounted for a few months after that
      buying a new gamrin edge will be risky. it will have bugs
      why not favero assioma and a wahoo elemnt? that’s what I’d do.

        1. yes and new garmin things always have bugs 😉
          i’m torn about the pricing. there is overall downward pressure because of new entrants but you are probably right about the price. especially as the v2 and v3 may well sell side-by-side for the rest of the year (or not)

          1. I wonder if there will be enough new features in the v3 to pluck for them or go with the v2 which will come down in price? Would be interesting what additional cycling dynamics they could possibly add really

          2. i think it’s probably a design improvement mostly. maybe also performance and usability.
            possibly improvements in some aspects of accuracy (I’m NOT saying it is Inaccurate in v2)
            I think the v2 will not be produced any more. so it depends on current stock levels.
            resellers know WELL IN ADVANCE about discontinuation and pricing. so they will be shifting old stock if appropriate.

  1. I’m voting against release on the 9th (though Garmin does nearly always release Wednesday mornings). Reason in my crystal ball is DCRainmaker who I’m 99% sure is testing the 1030 under NDA probably wouldn’t schedule his big 24 hours of giveaways in the middle of Garmin’s biggest 2017 cycling release. Maybe the 15th or 23rd right before or during Vuelta, but before Eurobike to get their news covered.

    1. good point. and I think there would have been more leaks ahead of tomorrow as well…oh well. it was only a guess. point being…IT’S CLOSE !! 😉
      counter argument: there are LOTS of new bits of kit floating around at the moment. you’ve got to schedule your stuff in at some point.

  2. Just a quick thought on vector 3: if the battery (assuming a AAA one) is located in the pedal spindle, than where could the string gauge possibly be?

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