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September 9, 2009

Garmin Launches A GPS Device For Bicyclist Called Edge 500

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Garmin is usually best known for making GPS devices intended for motor vehicles, but the company has decided to make a useful tracking device for bicyclists now too. The Edge 500 is a GPS device that reports to bicyclists how long they have been riding, their average speed, their average heart rate, distance traveled, and power.

The device weighs 2 oz. and attaches to the handlebars of the bike. The GPS device also has a receiver that doesn’t require calibration. The Edge 500 is also ANT+ compatible with third party power meters. The climb and descent functions uses internal barometric altimeters and is compatible with Garmin’s line of wireless speed/cadence sensors. The battery life is about 18 hours and the device sells for about $249.99. To get the GPS device bundled with the heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor, the device costs $100 more.

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