Get advanced cycling analysis, enhanced connectivity, and a free 60-day subscription to Strava Premium with the Edge 520 from Garmin. This Bluetooth-enabled biking computer is designed for competitive cyclists and hobbyists who want to take their training to the next level. The Edge 520 is compatible with Strava live segments and even includes a 60-day trial of Strava Premium. With this membership, your starred Strava segments automatically sync with the 520 for live feedback during your ride. Additionally, the Edge 520 tracks and records more than 70 points of cycling data, such as distance, ascent/descent, grade, and more. With a separately available heart rate monitor and cadence sensor, you can record additional metrics, such as heart rate and cadence. To ensure the accuracy of geo-based data and real-time transmission of your riding metrics, the Edge 520 is GPS- and GLONASS-supported for improved satellite acquisition and signal lock–even if you’re cycling through challenging terrains, such as canyons.
The Edge 520 enables you to record your ride data and wirelessly share it in real time through your smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Garmin Connect is a free online community that lets you store and analyze your riding data and interact with other Garmin product users. To upload and share your riding information, install the Garmin Connect Mobile app to your compatible smartphone. Once the app is installed, the Edge 520 can wirelessly send data to your smartphone using Bluetooth. To upload your riding information to Garmin Connect manually, plug the included USB cable into your Edge’s mini-USB port and connect it to a compatible computer. In addition to storing and sharing your data, Garmin Connect Mobile can also be used to send real-time weather reports, alerts, and forecasts to your Edge 520.
The Edge 520 is the first bike computer that’s compatible with Strava live segments and includes a 60-day trial of Strava Premium. With this membership, your starred Strava segments automatically sync with the 520 for live feedback during your ride. You’ll also get alerts for segment start and finish, and be able to view leaderboard rankings once you complete the segment.
Need some motivation to get through those lonely miles on the indoor trainer? Edge 520 delivers with a suite of training capabilities when paired with compatible ANT+ indoor trainers. Let’s say you want to train at an average power of 240 watts. Just set the target on Edge 520, start pedaling, and the trainer will automatically adjust to keep you at your target while the 520 shows your stats. You can also follow a course that you or another rider created and literally race the recorded stats, with the trainer adjusting resistance to match the elevation profile.
Pair it with a power meter and Edge 520 offers an additional set of features, like FTP and watts/kg tracking, so you can compare yourself to others, as well as cycling dynamics². A built-in FTP test helps you establish your baseline either on the trainer or on the road. Add heart rate³ and the 520 can derive your VO2 max estimate and post-ride recovery time, which indicates how long before you should attempt another hard effort.
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Edge 520 compromises nothing when it comes to display — 2.3 inches of high-resolution color. We maximized the display so you get the most live area in relation to the compact size of the 520. You’ll also appreciate the screen clarity in all lighting conditions.
Edge 520 is compatible with ANT+ sensors, including Varia™ bike radar and lights, speed, cadence, heart rate, Edge and VIRB® remotes and compatible weight scales. It also integrates with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems5 to display your current gear on the screen. Edge 520 is also compatible with ANT+ power meters, including the Vector series.
Compatible Garmin Edge devices will now work with WKO4 individual power levels (iLevels), the newest metric for cyclists and triathletes who train with a power meter. Developed by Dr. Andrew Coggan, iLevels are specific training levels based on an athlete’s unique physiology and current level of fitness.
WKO4 software, developed by TrainingPeaks, has changed how coaches and athletes analyze data and prescribe workouts. Fully customizable charts allow you to view and compare specific data to gain clearer insights into your training. Based on the introduction of the power duration curve, WKO4 has introduced several new training metrics, including Functional Reserve Capacity and Pmax tracking, which help coaches and athletes track their specific fitness.
The prescription of power-based training is derived from an athlete’s Functional Threshold Power and targeted to general percentages. iLevels are based on the power duration curve and adjust automatically based on your performance. They detect micro changes in fitness to ensure you are always training at the right intensity.
Now you can update iLevels directly from WKO4 by simply plugging in your Edge 520 and automatically downloading the daily iLevels to your Garmin device. These iLevels will be displayed in a unique 9 levels view on the Garmin head unit and will be available in workouts.
When paired with your compatible phone and the Garmin Connect™ app, Edge 520 offers live tracking, smartphone alerts, social media sharing, weather and wireless uploads. Once your ride is complete, the data can be automatically sent to Garmin Connect™, our online community where you can save, plan and share your rides.
LiveTrack lets family and friends track your location in real-time while you’re riding, and now it’s even easier to use. When you enable auto-start, you can spend more time focusing on the ride and less on the technology. LiveTrack will automatically detect when you start riding, which means there’s no need to even reach for your phone anymore. Auto-start is also compatible with the new Strava Beacon, which lets Strava Summit subscribers take advantage of the same great feature. It’s never been easier for you and your loved ones to have peace of mind while you ride.
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