Garmin announced the new Edge 500 sleek, lightweight GPS-based cycling computer for performance-driven cyclists. The Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix that quickly acquires and maintains satellite reception. It tracks speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, climb and descent. A barometric altimeter is also included to pinpoint changes in elevation.
Garmin’s Edge 500 can connect wirelessly with ANT+ compatible third-party power meters or pair wirelessly with Garmin speed/cadence sensors and features advanced heart rate-based calorie computation when used with a Garmin heart rate monitor. The device comes with a low-profile, quarter-turn mount that fits easily on the stem or handlebars. It is IPX7 certified for waterproof and has up 18 hours of battery life.
Once your ride’s done, connect Edge 500 to your computer with the included USB cable to analyze your performance. You can also participate in Garmin Connect, a one-stop site for data analysis and sharing. Garmin Edge 500 will be released in Q4 for $249.99, or $349.99 when bundled with a heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor.