The Garmin Edge 520 is a touch screen bike computer and GPS navigational system. With astonishing capabilities and an intuitive design, this is one of the best bike computers for your money.
Let’s start with the basics. The Garmin Edge 520 does everything a bike computer should, which includes measuring:
- Heart Rate
- Calories burned
But this bike GPS goes above and beyond, making it something truly special.
Advanced data readings like VO2 Max, TSS, power meter metrics, and percentage of time spent in various training zones all help you to understand how your body and bike work together. Use this data on the Garmin app to calibrate your sessions and tweak your technique to ensure the best ride possible.
Are you a competitive cycler? It doesn’t matter if your friends are near or far. With the Strava Live Segments features, you’ll be able to compete with them in a variety of different metrics. You’ll even be able to link up to their bike GPS systems so you can compete neck and neck in real time.
The Garmin Edge 520 Bike GPS goes further than just measuring; it can actually plan your sessions for you in order to optimize your ride. The FTP (functional threshold power) function allows you to determine personalized training zones (different phases of a session, such as warm-up, cool down, etc.). Your body is unique, so your ride should be too. Having a bike computer capable of personalizing your session can maximize results and leave you feeling better than ever.
At 1.9 in. wide, 2.9 in. tall, and 0.8 in deep, the Garmin Edge 520 Bike GPS fits on any bike’s handlebars just as well as in a pocket. It includes a number of plastic attachments for mounting, as well as two strong bands for security.