We can finally put the rumors to rest and say that it's finally here: the Edge 810 and Edge 510. Garmin announces the new addition to their bike GPS line at CES 2013.
Garmin Edge 810
With this release, the Garmin Edge 810 is the premium cyclist device. Designed for the riders who want all functionality, it hosts navigation and advanced training capabilities. Now with a larger 2.6-inch screen, the Edge drops its clunky buttons for an updated color touchscreen. This upgrade will show you street-level or topographic navigation and has a built-in basemap.
Sticking with the mobile and wireless theme, this device will connect to your smartphone with Bluetooth technology as well as monitoring accessories with the ANT+ feature. This gives users the capability to share their journey live via social media. Track live weather updates on your trip and set up activity profiles to better your training regimen.
Garmin Edge 510
The Edge 510 is obviously the more economical of the series. It comes basic with most of the features that Edge 810 has, including a touchscreen, ANT+ compatibility and GLONASS connectivity. The biggest difference between the two, however, is that the 510 has a smaller screen at 2.2-inches, less mapping details and is offered at a more affordable price.
Both units are available for pre-order on the GPS City website and will be in stock mid to late January. They are also being offered in the performance bundle, which includes the premium heart rate monitor and cadence sensor.
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