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Garmin Unveils New Bicycling GPS Device, Garmin Edge 1000

April 11, 2014


The mobile technology market is growing faster than most consumers can keep up with these days. Garmin (News - Alert) is one company that has long specialized in a certain segment of the mobile GPS tech industry. The company just announced a new kind of cycling computer called the Garmin Edge 1000 that will allow users to track their rides and find new routes for a great adventure.

Garmin has worked hard to stay ahead of the GPS game, while that game has moved to the smartphone at breakneck speeds. Individual GPS devices are still plenty popular, as demonstrated by the continued announcement of new devices.

The Garmin Edge 1000 works just like a GPS for your car but is specifically made for a bicycle. The device comes pre-loaded with maps a number of points of interest pointed out in each community. There are also parks and trails so people can find a new place to bike, even if they know their town or city well.

The Edge 1000 will give you turn by turn directions on those trails and then will quickly and easily get the biker back to the start point. Even better is the ability of this device to plan out your ride, more than just finding you a place to ride. Users can enter how long they want to ride and the Edge will offer up three routes the user can choose from while looking at the elevation profile of each route.

"The Edge 1000 combines the essential legacy features cyclists love from the Edge Touring and Edge 810, with exciting new features including a large high-resolution color touch-screen display, advanced smartphone connectivity, and challenging segment features that will take cyclists of any ability's training to the next level," Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales, said in a statement. 

Edited by Alisen Downey