Introduced in 2010, the Garmin Edge 800 opened up our eyes to what a cycling computer can be. It’s a full-featured mapping computer with performance monitoring. It provides everything you want to know on your ride and more in a sleek, lightweight and aerodynamic package.
Ideal for touring, commuting, competitive cycling and mountain biking, the Garmin Edge 800 puts all your data at your fingertips – literally! The waterproof touch screen is rugged enough to survive the elements yet is sensitive enough to respond to your touch (even through gloved fingers).
You can customize up to three pages of data to see on-screen while you’re riding. After your ride, upload the data to Garmin Connect™, Garmin’s website for free data analysis and sharing. The high-sensitivity GPS records your data even under tree cover.
The Garmin Edge 800 has built-in basemaps to help you find your way. Garmin’s free BaseCamp™ software allows you to create a route, view elevation changes and other data from your computer, and then upload it to Edge. You can also use Garmin Connect™ to load courses and routes created by other users.
The Garmin Edge 800 is ANT+™ compatible so it can be paired with a heart rate monitor (included with some models), speed/cadence sensor (included with some models or available separately) or any ANT+ compatible power meter for a finely tuned analysis of your ride.
Need some motivation? Use the Virtual Training Partner® – where you can see a digital depiction of your goal speed vs. your speed in real-time. “Today’s record is tomorrow’s motivation.”
DC Rainmaker says: “In summary, this device rocks. It’s everything that most cyclist have been asking for – even if they didn’t know they were asking for it. …For a purely dedicated cycling computer, there’s nothing like it today.”
In 2013, Garmin updated their most advanced cycling computer with the Edge 810. All the features of the Edge 800 plus live tracking. With cell phone connectivity and integration, the Garmin Edge 810 allows you to transfer courses and activities to and from your mobile phone.