Sharpen your cycling performance with Edge 500, a lightweight GPS-based cycling computer for performance-driven cyclists. Loaded with data, Edge 500 tracks your distance, speed, location and elevation with high sensitivity GPS. Add an ANT ™ compatible heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor or compatible power meter for a finely-tuned analysis of your ride.
The Edge 500 attaches easily to the stem or handlebars of your bike with its low-profile bike mount. The Edge attaches easily to the mount with a simple quarter-turn. When you're ready to ride, just power on your Edge, acquire GPS satellites and go. The Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction to calculate your position faster.
Get the Data You Need
During your ride, Edge 500 measures your speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and records this data for your review. For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 also incorporates a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation.
All Edge 500 versions work with third-party ANT -enabled power meters to display your power output in watts as you ride. This valuable data shows you how hard you're working, regardless of conditions affecting your ride, so you can train smarter. Some versions also ship with a digital heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor.
Other helpful training features include a Courses feature, which helps you compare successive rides over the same route, as well as Auto Pause, Auto Lap and temperature readings. Edge also alerts you if you’re moving but the timer is not running.
Track Your Heart Rate
When paired with a Garmin heart rate monitor, Edge 500 tracks heart beats per minute and uses your heart rate for advanced calorie computation, so you know how many calories you're burning. Train in a certain heart-rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance over the same ride.
Analyze Your Ride
Once your ride’s done, connect Edge 500 to your computer with the included USB cable to analyze your performance. With a simple click, you can join a worldwide network of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts through Garmin Connect™, a one-stop site for data analysis and sharing.
Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 1.9" x 2.7" x 0.9" (4.8 x 6.9 x 2.2 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.2" x 1.4" (3.0 x 3.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 128 x 160 pixels
Weight: 2 oz (56.7 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 18 hours
Water resistant: yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Maps & Memory:
Ability to add maps: no
Accepts data cards: no
History: 1,000 laps (dependent on memory usage)
Features & Benefits:
Heart rate monitor: Not included
Bike speed/cadence sensor: Not included
Foot pod: no
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): no
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): yes (within a course)
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities): no
Courses (compete against previous activities): yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button): no
Rated 5 out of 5 Better than Strava!
Well I thought id treat myself to a Garmin earlier this year and I have not been disappointed so far. I have been using Strava for a while now and I have had doubts about its accuracy and this unit proves it. More accurate times / durations / elevation data are commonplace now. Typically +/- 1 second compared to Strava's +/- 3 seconds. The unit itself is well made and the mounting options will suit most bikes unless you have a 50mm or less stem (like mine) then it can be tricky to mount. I have placed it on the bars on my MTB and it fits my road stem perfectly being 100mm in length. The unit is water resistant (i cant say waterproof) and It has been covered in mud and been exposed to many heavy showers and rain. It is easy to use after you read the instructions and there are plenty of changes you can make to the home screen layout. Get one now!
31 December 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by alpeace89 Good, but a few glitches
Overall, pretty good but there are a few glitches which Garmin have known about for ages and have not sorted e.g. can't delete individual activities and course often disappears when you are following it. If you are using Strava or similar on your phone just keep doing that and save your money I'd say!
01 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Garmin 500 love it
Had this 6 months now and it's the best. Great functions such as elevation gain/loss, avg speed, % of climb, I can go on. Links really well with Strava..
A1 training tool.
18 June 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous No sorry, i did a big mistake, you can cancel my last com ;)
24 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous This is a very product... but the real weight is 140 gr sorry !
24 January 2013