Garmin Edge 540/840 will get Group Messaging Tweak

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Garmin Edge 540/840 will get Group Messaging Tweak

Group messaging was first introduced on the Edge 1030, predominantly as a feature for cyclists.

As we already know, the four Edge 540/840/Solar will be with us in mid-April (ish). I’ve already shared the headline improvements and specs here if you want to go back and check that out. However, there are several smaller improvements that will be made and here is one for GROUP MESSAGING.

Source: @JohnW

Group Messaging

I’ve not used this feature and wouldn’t be surprised if some of these pre-canned messages were already there. Anyway, now you have some more. At least that’s what the changes in Garmin Connect seem to imply.

  • Group Ride Messages
  • Initiate and Respond to Group Ride Messages from your XXXX
  • Wait at next stop
  • Finished ride
  • Waiting
  • Don’t wait
  • Call me
  • See you later
  • Need to stop
  • Okay
  • Be there soon
  • NNN minutes away
  • Help is on the way
  • Send help
  • Can’t stop
  • Running late
  • Disregard last message
  • Need mechanical help
  • Need a ride
  • Let’s meet up
  • Heading home
  • Go on ahead


The fact that Garmin is working on Group Messaging on Conenct might hopefully mean there are other tweaks on the Edge units themselves. Most likely changes would be improved ways to access and use the feature.

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