Garmin EDGE 1000
GARMIN EDGE 1000
The Garmin Edge 1000 has practically every feature invented for bike GPS units, and some that are brand new. It computes speed, time and distance data from your ride and displays it on a bright, colored screen. You can use the Edge 1000's touch interface to scroll through and access more ride data, including data gathered from paired ANT+ sensors. The Edge 1000 even has the ability to pair with your smartphone, opening up a host of features such as live GPS tracking, text notifications and automatic data upload. For its unmatched functionality, the Garmin Edge 1000 is our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award winner.
As with other GPS-enabled cycle computers, the Edge 1000 provides basic in-ride information such as current speed, trip distance and distance traveled. After the trip, you can upload your ride information to Garmin Connect, Garmin's online cycling social media community. On Garmin Connect, you can share ride information with others and view maps and information about their rides.
The Edge 1000 displays and records the temperature during your ride, so you can tell if you're sweating because of the workout or because of the weather. Altitude is also displayed on the Edge 1000, and it is calculated via a barometric sensor for better accuracy than a pure GPS-based altimeter.
You can connect the Edge 1000 to ANT+ heart rate, pedal cadence and pedal power sensors. These provide data that will help you train at an optimum level. You can purchase these sensors in a bundle with the Edge 1000 or buy them separately.