Your training advantage: the Edge
The aerodynamic design of the popular Edge 500 was our starting point. Then we added challenges when cycling on live strava segments, a color display, online features and advanced analysis capabilities. The result? The Edge 520, a GPS bike computer that is just right for professional cyclists and packed with the features you want.
The Edge 520 is one of the first bike computers to be compatible with Strava Live segments and includes a free 3-month trial subscription to Strava Premium. This automatically synchronizes your favorite Strava segments with the 520 to give you live feedback during the tour. You will also receive alarms for the start and end of segments as well as after completing the segment for the leaderboard.
Training with the Edge
Do you need a little more motivation to complete the lonely kilometres on the indoor trainer? Pair the Edge 520 with compatible ANT+ indoor trainers, and a number of other training features are already available. Suppose you want to train with an average power of 240 watts. Set your target on the Edge 520, pedal in, and the trainer will automatically adjust to help you reach your goals. Your statistics are displayed on the 520. Alternatively, you can follow a route that you or another cyclist have created. Thus you have a virtual competition against the recorded statistics. The trainer adjusts the resistance according to the altitude profile.
You can also pair the Edge 520 with a power meter and determine additional performance values. For example, track your performance-related anaerobic threshold (FTP) and watt/kg to compare yourself with others or control your training. Also use the Cycling Dynamics to analyze cycling training even more precisely. An integrated FTP test also helps you set up your basic values on the indoor trainer or on the road. If you also work out with a heart rate chest strap, the Edge 520 calculates your VO2max and recovery time after the workout so you know how long to wait before the next hard workout.
The Edge 520 doesn't compromise on the high-resolution, 2.3-inch color display. The size has been maximized compared to the compact design of the 520. The display is also very clear in all lighting conditions.
A fully networked bicycle
The Edge 520 is compatible with ANT+ sensors, including the Varia Bicycle Radar and Varia bicycle lighting, as well as sensors for speed, cadence and heart rate, Edge and VIRB remote controls, the VIRB Action camera and compatible scales. it allows integration with Shimano Di2 electronic gearshift systems5, so you can see on the display which gear is currently engaged. The Edge 520 is also compatible with ANT+ power meters such as the Vector series.
Use additional online features when pairing the Edge 520 with your compatible smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile app: live tracking, smartphone notifications, social media sharing, weather data and wireless uploads. After the tour, data can be automatically sent to Garmin Connect.
On the road in your own way
In unknown regions you can use the track navigation with turn-by-turn directions to get safely to your destination. Choose a route completed by other riders, or create your own tour on Garmin Connect and transfer it directly to your Edge and follow it to the desired destination. The pre-installed base map serves as an additional guide for your bike tours.…more