In 2010, the Garmin Edge 800 opened up our eyes to what a cycling computer can be. The Edge 810 is so much more.
Three years has given Garmin time to add even more amazing features to the Edge 800 and 500 series. Newly introduced are the Garmin Edge 810 and 510, the latest products from Garmin featuring live tracking, social network sharing and activity profiles for different cycling disciplines.
The most exciting new feature of the Edge 810 and 510 is the cell phone connectivity and integration, allowing transfer of courses and activities to and from your mobile phone. There’s an added bonus of features like weather and live tracking with sensor information.
Live tracking enables you to transmit your location and sensor data to others via the web. It shows your current location, where you’ve been, and your past and current ANT+ data (Cadence/Power/Heart Rate/Speed). It will show activity time and average speed.
The touchscreen Edge 810 is designed for the cyclist who wants it all — navigation and advanced training capabilities in one device. Connected features through your smartphone include live tracking, social media sharing and weather. The 810 can guide you during touring, commuting or other activities requiring onboard maps and navigation. Because it’s GPS-enabled, Edge 810 provides accurate data and navigation capabilities, anywhere in the world.
The major difference between the Edge 810 and the Edge 510 is maps. More specifically, routable maps. There are five types of maps supported: base maps (default), Garmin City Navigator Maps (an additional charge via Garmin), Birdseye or satellite maps (a lesser charge through Garmin), Onstreet maps (free) and custom maps.
The touchscreen Edge 510 is designed for the competitive cyclist who seeks the most accurate and comprehensive ride data. Connected features through your smartphone include live tracking, social media sharing and weather. Whether you’re training, racing or touring, Edge 510 tracks the details of your ride. You can view it later on a map online.
Edge 810 is rugged and waterproof, and has up to a 17-hour battery life. The Edge 510’s battery lasts up to 20 hours. The touchscreens on both are easy to operate, even with a gloved finger and when wet.
Despite the GPS and the mapping options, the Garmin 810 (and the Garmin 510) work just as well indoors with the ANT+ speed/cadence sensor. For those who train with power, it supports all ANT+ power meters currently on the market.
Live Tracking lets friends and family follow your races and training activities in real time. Invite followers using email or social media, and they can view your live data on Garmin Connect. Once they get your email invite, they can follow and see your stats and location on the map.
Edge 810 and Edge 510 offer a suite of connected features when paired with your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Get comprehensive, accurate ride data from a dedicated device, while saving your phone battery. Edge tracks the data and sends it to your phone using Bluetooth. Stay connected and share all the details of your ride with friends, family and social media. Post an update by text or on Facebook or Twitter immediately after your ride or race.
Track Every Detail
Edge 810 and Edge 510 records distance, speed metrics, ascent/descent, grade and more. It’s also compatible with ANT+ sensors that measure heart rate, speed/cadence and power. Activity profiles let you customize data fields and device settings based on cycling activity, such as road, mountain or touring. Switch profiles with a simple swipe of the touchscreen.
Get real-time weather conditions, forecasts and alerts directly on the Edge 810 or Edge 510 when paired with a smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Your smartphone stays safe and dry, while the weather data you need is right at your fingertips.
Wireless Data Transfers
Instantly store, share and analyze every detail of your ride. Using Garmin Connect Mobile, you can wirelessly upload completed activities from your device as soon as you are finished. Activities can be automatically or manually uploaded.
Both the Garmin Edge 810 and the Garmin Edge 510 are available now through either Higher Gear location. Only newly released, they make great presents for the cyclist who thinks he already has everything!