The Garmin Edge 800 GPS is probably most notable out of Garmin’s Edge range of GPS enabled personal trainer and cycling computers for the combination of a touch screen, preloaded maps and a barometric altimeter for greater height accuracy. The Edge 800 tracks distance, speed, location and elevation using a high sensitivity GPS receiver. The Edge 800?s performance analysis capabilities improve with the the addition of an ANT+ (wireless) compatible heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor which are included with some versions.
Our choice for the best GPS enabled cycling computer is the Garmin Edge 500. In it’s most basic form, the Edge 500 tracks distance, speed, location and elevation using a high sensitivity GPS receiver. The appeal of this device is the ability to personalize its performance analysis capabilities with the addition of an optional ANT+ (wireless) compatible heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor or third-party power meter
The Garmin Edge 705 is Garmin’s premium GPS enabled cycling assistant which can also support topographic maps and navigation. The unit performs well and has an intuitive menu and display system. As well as providing the basic performance data expected the device either comes with, or can be extended with, an ANT+ heart rate meter, cadence sensor and/or power meter.
The Garmin Edge 605 combines a cycling training computer, mapping and GPS navigation into a convenient and easy to use package. The amount of data which can be collected, stored and analyzed would satisfy most who use a bicycle for recreation and exercise.
Garmin’s GSC 10 Speed/Cadence Bike Sensor is designed to link with Garmin training aids like the Garmin Edge and Forerunner. The self-calibrating GSC 10 measures both cycle speed and cadence in pedaling strokes per minute. It provides training feedback to match against tracking data for improving performance.