Garmin is at it again, building on their previous successes to deliver the Edge 1000.
With an updated and larger screen and a new set of features on top of the Edge 810's, the 1000 will help you take your cycling experience to new heights.
The most noticeable upgrade for the Edge 1000 is its 3.0 inch color touch screen. Rugged construction for daily use on the road, it is also optimized for use with gloves and in the rain so the changing of the seasons won't faze it one bit. An ambient light sensor also automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen for current conditions to maximize visibility.
Along with its bigger and better appearance, the Edge 1000 also boasts a number of new programed in features. For the competitor in all of us, the 1000 syncs with Garmin Connect's Segments (similar to Strava), providing real time results, leaderboards, and start/finish alerts right to your head unit. For more laid back rides, the Edge 1000 comes equipped with maps featuring the best cycling routes and points of interest. You can also design routes to best incorporate points of interest, or enter in a desired ride distance and choose from three suggested routes, all right from the device. In this digital world, the Edge 1000 can also display text, email, and call notifications from your cell phone (iPhone 4S or later required).
Truly standing on the shoulders of giants, the Edge 1000 also maintains the functions that made the previous Edge units great such as live tracking, Garmin Connect, GPS location, and metrics like speed, distance, cadence, heart rate, power, accent/descent, and grade (when paired with the appropriate ANT+ compatible sensors).
In the box:
Mounts (standard and out-front)
High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix®
Color touchscreen and simple user interface: a 3.0" rugged and customizable color touchscreen, quickly find and view the most important data
Comprehensive performance monitoring: displays ride data (speed, distance, time, heart rate [strap sold separately], cadence [sensor sold separately], elevation, power [when paired with power meter], location and personal records)
Virtual Partner®, Virtual Racer™, interval training, courses, alerts, workouts, personal records
Heart rate-based calorie computation
Bike friendly routing with points of interest and route suggestions
Preloaded maps and the capacity to purchase/add addition maps
Garmin Connect Mobile compatible to instantly upload ride data via your smartphone
Incoming call/text alerts
In-ride challenges using Garmin Segments
ANT+™ wireless technology -- wirelessly connect to heart rate monitor, cadence sensor, or ANT+ enabled power meter
Edge remote compatibility
Garmin VIRB™ compatibility
Shimano Di2 electronic shifting integration
Rechargeable lithiun-ion battery with up to 15 hour battery life
Water resistant to IPX7 (one meter of water for 30 mins)
Unit dimensions: 4.4" x 2.3" x 0.8" (11.2 cm x 5.8 cm x 2.0 cm)
Weight: 4.0 oz (114.5 g)
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