Garmin Announces the Edge 810 and 510

by Brian Mullin on January 7, 2013

Garmin
unveiled two new GPS bike computers today, the Edge 810 and 510, which
are their first dedicated bicycling devices with real-time connectivity.
These new units propagate forward the features of their current Edge
800 and 500 models, while adding advanced connection features that can
be used through a smartphone. They feature a more user-friendly
interface, sport live tracking, social media sharing and real-time
weather updates. The basic difference between the models is that the
Edge 810 has mapping capabilities, and the Edge 510 can utilize GLONASS
satellites for better reception, otherwise they share the same feature
suite.

The Edge 810 and 510 are each available in two different
versions. The basic Edge 810 retails for $499.99, while the Edge 810
Performance and Navigation Bundle Version (maps, HR
monitor, speed/cadence sensor, out front mount) goes for a whopping
$699.99. The basic Edge 510 retails for $329.99, and the Edge 510
Performance Bundle Version (HR monitor, speed/cadence sensor, out front
mount) goes for $399.99.

Grams Thoughts => I am looking forward to testing all the new features and functions of
the Edge 810 and 510, as the additions should make the units more robust
and useful. The new UI sounds very interesting and should work
smoother, since the touchscreen and flow through have been improved for
better usage. Due to the Strava competition, Garmin has added connection
features via a smartphone (Apple or Android) and their Garmin Connect
Mobile App so that can you upload your latest exploits to the world.
I’ll be interested how this interface and posting system works, and
whether it out Starva’s Starva? The live tracking feature, which is very
SPOT like, could be great to follow racers and will also come in handy
for solo rides, so that loved one and friends can watch your
whereabouts. I am not sure how useful getting a real time weather report
on the units will be, so I’ll have to see if that sort of functionality
helps. Being able to do a wireless upload of the data might be pretty
handy, though I usually hook it up to the computer for charging and tend
to upload it then. This type of uploading might be the ticket on road
trips, and multi-day rides, or anytime you might not be near a computer.
I do wonder how the real-time interfacing will affect your smartphones
battery life, and how the live tracking will work when you have spotty
phone reception? I never really use my iPhone for recording ride data,
as I go on long rides that tend to eat up the batteries, and I frequent
areas that have no reception. I have honestly found that the iPhone and
App recording accuracy isn’t as good as true GPS units, so I prefer to
use my Edge 800.

Edge 810
The mapping capable touchscreen Edge 810 is designed for the cyclist
who wants it all — navigation and advanced training capabilities in 1
device. It offers connected features through your smartphone, including
live tracking, social media sharing and weather. The 810 is compatible
with optional detailed street or TOPO maps, so it can guide your ride
for touring, commuting or extended activities where you might need
onboard maps and navigation. Because it’s GPS-enabled, Edge 810 provides
accurate data and navigation capabilities, anywhere in the world. It
accepts microSD cards, weighs in at 98 grams, has a 2.6-inch diagonal
sunlight-readable touchscreen, and uses a rechargeable lithium-ion with a
17-hour battery life.

Edge 510
The touchscreen Edge 510 is designed for the competitive cyclist who
seeks the most accurate and comprehensive ride data. It offers connected
features through your smartphone, including live tracking, weather and
social media sharing. Whether you’re training, racing or touring, Edge
510 tracks the details of your ride, and you can view it later on a map
at Garmin Connect.
Compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites for faster satellite
acquisition and improved signal lock, the 510 is suited for the most
challenging conditions, such as canyons. It weighs in at 80 grams, has a
2.2-inch diagonal sunlight-readable touchscreen, and uses a
rechargeable lithium-ion with a 20-hour battery life.

Track Every Detail
In addition to the mapping capabilities of the Edge 810, the 810 and 510 record
your distance, speed metrics, ascent/descent, grade and more. They’re
also compatible with ANT+ sensors that measure your heart rate,
speed/cadence and power. The activity profiles feature allows you to
customize data fields and device settings based on cycling activity,
such as road, mountain or touring. Switch profiles with a simple swipe
of the touchscreen, and your device will be set up to show the data you
need for that ride. When you complete a ride, the 510 displays any new
personal records you achieved, such as farthest distance, most ascent
gained and more.

Get Connected
The Edge 810 and 510 offers a suite of connected features when paired with your smartphone (Apple or Android) and the Garmin Connect Mobile
app. This allows you to gain comprehensive, accurate ride data from a
dedicated device, while saving your phone battery. Edge tracks the data
and sends it to your phone using a Bluetooth connection. Stay connected
and share all the details of your ride with friends, family and your
social media contacts. You can post an update immediately after your
ride or race with details from your completed activity. You’ll create
your posts via your smartphone, and the ride data’s already there,
thanks to the interface with Garmin Connect Mobile.

Live Tracking
The live tracking feature allows your friends and family to follow your
races and training activities in real time. Invite followers using
email or social media, so they can view your live data on a Garmin
Connect tracking page. Once they get your email invite, they can click
to follow and see your stats and location on the map.

Weather
Get real-time weather conditions, forecasts and alerts (in areas with
coverage) directly on the Edge 810 and 510 when it’s paired with your
smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile
app. This feature is useful for extended rides, and it lets you keep
your smartphone safe and dry, while the weather data you need is at your
fingertips.

Wireless Data Transfers
Now you can instantly store, share and analyze every detail of your ride. The Garmin Connect Mobile
app allows for wireless uploads of completed activities from your
device as soon as you finish recording an activity. You choose whether
activities are automatically or manually uploaded. Once your ride has
posted to Garmin Connect, your own “connections” can view them. You can
also search your courses and workouts stored at Garmin Connect, download
to your smartphone, then send directly to your Edge 810 and 510 —
wirelessly. You can then navigate to the start of the course and use the
Virtual Partner feature on your Edge to race your previous activities
in real time.

Purpose-Built Bike Computer
There’s no better bike computer to guide your ride. Edge 810 and 510 are
rugged, waterproof and have up to a 17 and 20-hour battery life,
respectively. The touchscreen is easy to operate, even with a gloved
finger and when wet. Mounting options include a new out-front mount for
heads-up positioning and a standard quarter-turn mount. The Edge 510
also comes with a tether to ensure your device doesn’t travel far
in the event of a spill.

What’s in the Box:

The Edge 810 and 510 are each  available in 2 different versions.

Edge 810 Version – $ 499.99 USD

  • Edge 810
  • Bike mount
  • USB cable
  • AC charger
  • Manual

Edge 810 Performance and Navigation Bundle Version – $ 699.99 USD

  • Edge 810
  • Mounts (standard and out-front)
  • Premium heart rate monitor
  • Speed/cadence sensor
  • Data
    card preloaded with City Navigator® for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
    street maps (maps on a preloaded data card cannot be copied or viewed on
    a computer)
  • USB cable
  • AC charger
  • Manual

Edge 510 Version – $ 329.99 USD

  • Edge 510
  • Bike mount
  • USB cable
  • AC charger
  • Tether
  • Manual

Edge 510 Performance Bundle Version – $ 399.99 USD

  • Edge 510
  • Mounts (standard and out-front)
  • Premium heart rate monitor
  • Speed/cadence sensor
  • USB cable
  • AC charger
  • Tether
  • Manual

PRESS RELEASE

Accuracy,
Reliability and Connectivity— Garmin Redefines The Cycling Experience
with its NEW Connected Edge 810/510 and Garmin Connect Mobile App

OLATHE,
Kan./January 7, 2013/Business Wire – Garmin International Inc., a unit
of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite
navigation, today announced the Edge 810/510 and Garmin Connect Mobile app
for cyclists who want accuracy and reliability when tracking their
statistics and location for racing, training and recreation. The Edge
810 and 510 are Garmin’s first dedicated cycling devices with real-time
connectivity and combine the most popular aspects of the
industry-leading Edge 800/500 while adding advanced connected features
through a smartphone. The new user-friendly interface, along with live
tracking, social media sharing and real-time weather updates make them
perfect for training, touring and riding on the trail. The Edge 810 and
510 will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES South Hall 4 –
35812), where they will be prominently displayed.

“With these new
connected Edge devices, riders can continue to expect robust data,
industry leading accuracy and durability that cyclists have come to know
from Garmin,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide
sales. “Using the connectivity through smartphones, we will enable
cyclists to take advantage of features such as real-time tracking and
instant uploads, while keeping their phones safe in their saddle bags
and relying on the power of the Edge on their handlebars, to provide
accurate data in all conditions.”

The Edge 810 is the perfect
choice for the cyclist who wants the ultimate performance and navigation
machine. This new Edge features a sleek 2.6” color display, up to
17-hours of battery life, and a newly redesigned and simplified
touchscreen interface. The 810 is compatible with optional detailed
street or TOPO maps including BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, so it can
guide cyclists for touring, commuting or extended activities where they
might need onboard maps and navigation. Because it’s GPS-enabled and its
navigation capabilities require no data usage, the Edge 810 is a
perfect choice anywhere in the world.

The Edge 510 was designed
specifically for performance driven cyclists and is a light-weight (80g)
compact option. The 510 features a similar user interface to the 810,
boasts a new 2.2” sunlight readable touchscreen display and is
compatible with both GPS and GLONASS satellites for faster satellite
acquisition and improved signal lock. The 510 is suited for the most
challenging conditions, such as canyons and adventures with heavy tree
cover. The Edge 510 is rugged, waterproof and has up to a 20-hour
battery life. The touchscreen is easy to operate, even with a gloved
finger and when wet. It also comes with a tether to ensure the device
doesn’t travel far in the event of a spill. To see the Edge 810 and 510
in action, go to www.garmin.com/edge.

Both
the Edge 810 and 510 accurately track speed, distance, time, GPS
position, elevation, calories burned, ascent and descent. For even more
real-time data on display, the 810 and 510 sync wirelessly through ANT+™
technology with compatible third-party power meters as well as Garmin
heart rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors. For extra-precise ascent
and descent data, they incorporate a barometric altimeter to pinpoint
changes in elevation. The new activity profiles feature allows cyclists
to customize data fields and device settings based on their cycling
activity, such as training, racing, or road and mountain biking. Switch
profiles with a simple swipe of the touchscreen and the device will be
set up to show the data riders need for that ride. When a ride is
complete, the 810 and 510 display any new personal records achieved,
such as farthest distance, most ascent gained and more.

The Edge 810 and 510 offer a suite of connected features when paired with a cyclist’s smartphone (Apple® or Android™) and the Garmin Connect Mobile app.
This allows riders to gain comprehensive, accurate ride data from a
dedicated device, while keeping their phone out of the elements and
saving its battery in case of an emergency. The Edge tracks the data and
sends it to the phone using a Bluetooth connection. This connection
allows cyclists to share all the details of their rides with friends,
family and social media contacts. Cyclists can post an update
immediately after their ride or race with details from their completed
activity. Riders can create posts via their smartphone, and the robust
ride data’s already there, thanks to the interface with Garmin Connect
Mobile.

Live Tracking: The LiveTrack feature allows cyclists’
friends and family to follow their races and training rides in
real-time. Invite followers using email or social media, so they can
view live data on a Garmin Connect tracking page on a smartphone,
desktop or tablet. Once they receive an email invite, they can click to
follow and see cyclists’ stats like speed and distance, heart rate
(optional), cadence and power (optional), and location on the map. If
riders go out for a solo early morning ride, why not give loved ones the
peace of mind by using Garmin’s LiveTrack feature. The Garmin-Sharp professional cycling team,
for which we have been a title sponsor since 2008, will be using this
Livetrack feature during its training rides—giving team management and
coaches a real-time look at their efforts.

Weather: Get real-time
weather conditions, forecasts and alerts (in areas with coverage)
directly on the Edge 810 and 510 when they’re paired with a smartphone
and the Garmin Connect Mobile app. This feature is useful for extended
rides, and it lets cyclists keep their smartphone safe and dry, while
the weather data they need is at their fingertips.

Wireless Data
Transfers: Now cyclists of all levels can instantly store, share and
analyze every detail of their ride— all from the road. The Garmin
Connect Mobile app allows for wireless uploads of completed activities
from the Edge 810/510 as soon as cyclists finish recording an activity.
Riders choose whether activities are automatically or manually uploaded.
Once a ride has posted to Garmin Connect,
their own “connections” can view them within one of the world’s largest
online fitness communities. Riders can also search their courses and
workouts stored at Garmin Connect, download to their smartphone, then
send directly to their Edge device — wirelessly. Cyclists can then
navigate to the start of the course and use the Virtual Partner® feature
on the Edge to follow and even race those previous rides in real-time.

Mounting options include a new out-front mount for heads-up positioning and a standard quarter-turn mount.

The
Edge 810 is available now and has suggested retail price of $499.99 and
the Edge 510 will be available Q1 2013 for $329.99. The Garmin Connect
Mobile app will be available January 10, 2013. The connected Edge 810
and 510 along with the Garmin Connect Mobile app are the latest
solutions from Garmin’s expanding fitness segment, which focuses on
developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives and
promotes healthy and active lifestyles.  Whether it’s running, cycling,
or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming
essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite.  For more about
features, pricing and availability, as well as information about
Garmin’s other fitness products and services, go to www.garmin.com/intosports, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.

About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group
of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom
at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at
913-397-8200. Garmin and Edge and Virtual Partner are registered
trademarks and ANT+ and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or
its subsidiaries.
All other brands, product names, company names,
trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective
owners. All rights reserved.

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Source – Justin McCarthy

Detailed Specs:

Edge 810

Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.0″ x 3.7″ x 1.0″ (5.1 x 9.3 x 2.5 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.4″ x 2.2″ (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6″ diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels, touchscreen
Touchscreen: yes
Weight: 3.5 oz (98.0 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 17 hours
Water resistant: yes (IPX7)
GPS-enabled: yes
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Maps and Memory:
Basemap: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (some versions include a City Navigator microSD card)
History: up to 180 hours
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 200
Routes: Limited by memory space available
Features and Benefits:
Heart rate monitor: yes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor: yes (some versions)
Foot pod: no
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): yes
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities): yes
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
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace): yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): yes
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert): no
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: yes
Swim metrics (stroke type, stroke count and pool lengths): no
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness): no
Customizable screen(s): yes
Barometric altimeter: yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): yes (records data approx. 1 per second)
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride): yes
Sport watch: no
Additional: Operating
temperature: -20°C to +55°CConnected features via a smartphone:
yesGLONASS: noCompatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile: yes
Name Sku MSRP
Edge® 810 010-01063-00 $ 499.99 USD
Edge® 810 Performance and Navigation Bundle, US 010-01063-05 $ 699.99 USD
Edge 810, Europe 010-01063-01
Edge 810 Performance Bundle, Europe 010-01063-03
Edge 810, Performance and Navigation Bundle, Europe 010-01063-06
Edge 810 Performance and Navigation Bundle, Australia and New Zealand 010-01063-04
Edge 810, Australia 010-01063-02

Edge 510

Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.0″ x 3.4″ x 0.9″ (5.2 x 8.6 x 2.4 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.7″ x1.4″ (4.4 x 3.5 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixels
Touchscreen: yes
Weight: 2.8 oz (80 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 20 hours
Water resistant: yes (IPX7)
GPS-enabled: yes
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Maps and Memory:
Basemap: no
Ability to add maps: no
Accepts data cards: no
History: up to 180 hours
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 200
Routes: 0
Features and Benefits:
Heart rate monitor: yes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor: yes (some versions)
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
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
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace): no
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): yes
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert): no
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: yes
Swim metrics (stroke type, stroke count and pool lengths): no
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness): no
Customizable screen(s): yes
Barometric altimeter: yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): yes (records data approx. 1 per second)
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride): yes
Shock Resistant: yes
Sport watch: no
Additional: Operating
temperature: -20°C to +55°CConnected features via a smartphone:
yesGLONASS: yesCompatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile: yes
Name Sku
MSRP
Edge® 510 010-01064-00 $ 329.99 USD
Edge® 510 Performance Bundle 010-01064-01 $ 399.99 USD
Edge 510 Performance Bundle, Australia 010-01064-03
Edge 510, Australia 010-01064-02

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