| First Pictures | Garmin CHARGE – For the 1030…and MORE

Here are some of the first images of Garmin’s CHARGE battery pack for their new Edge 1030 cycling computer.

It’s not quite what I expected with the battery going under the new mount. That’s a great idea of course as it means it is very easily replaceable. I had imagined it going between the 1030 and the mount.

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But that’s not quite where it ends. Sure you get the 24 hours of charge we heard about but you also get compatibility with: Edge 1000; Edge 520; Edge® 820; fēnix 5; fēnix 5S; fēnix 5X; and Forerunner 935 via an additional cable which looks something like this

 

Here’s what Garmin have to say:

“Extend your ride with the Garmin Charge power pack. This external battery pack plugs directly in to the Edge® 1030 cycling computer, giving you up to 24 hours of additional battery life. It even fits into the new streamlined bike mount¹.

“You can also charge on the go by connecting the Garmin Charge power pack to any compatible fitness device with an additional cable — including wearables and other cycling computers. Just connect the power pack with a USB charging cable² so you can stay in the action and get the most out of your activities.

“¹Edge 1030 bike mount (010-12563-00) sold separately or included with the purchase of Edge 1030
²Wearables with wrist-based heart rate that use a plug-based charger cannot be worn while charging. To use the Garmin Charge power pack with another Edge device you’ll need the Cycling Combo Mount (010-12256-22) and Battery Pack USB cable (010-12562-01).”

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