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Edge® 500

During your ride, Edge 500 measures your speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and records this data for your review. For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 also incorporates a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation.

Sharpen your cycling performance with Edge 500, a lightweight GPS-based bike computer for performance-driven cyclists. Loaded with data, Edge 500 tracks your distance, speed, location and elevation with high sensitivity GPS. Add an ANT+™ compatible heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor or compatible power meter for a finely-tuned analysis of your ride.

Jumpstart Your Training

The Edge 500 attaches easily to the stem or handlebars of your bike with its low-profile bike mount. The Edge attaches easily to the mount with a simple quarter-turn. When you're ready to ride, just power on your Edge, acquire GPS satellites and go. Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction to calculate your position faster.

Get the Data You Need

During your ride, Edge 500 measures your speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and records this data for your review. For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 also incorporates a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation.

All Edge 500 versions work with third-party ANT+-enabled power meters to display your power output in watts as you ride. This valuable data shows you how hard you're working, regardless of conditions affecting your ride, so you can train smarter. Some versions also ship with a digital heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor.

Other helpful training features include a Courses feature, which helps you compare successive rides over the same route, as well as Auto Pause, Auto Lap and temperature readings. Edge also alerts you if you’re moving, but the timer is not running.

Track Your Heart Rate

When paired with a heart rate monitor, Edge 500 tracks heart beats per minute and uses your heart rate for advanced calorie computation, so you know how many calories you're burning. Train in a certain heart-rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance over the same ride.

Analyze Your Ride

Once your ride’s done, connect Edge 500 to your computer with the included USB cable to analyze your performance. With a simple click, you can join a worldwide network of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts through Garmin Connect™, a one-stop site for data analysis and sharing.

Physical & Performance:

Physical dimensions

1.9" x 2.7" x 0.9" (4.8 x 6.9 x 2.2 cm)

Display size, WxH

1.2" x 1.4" (3.0 x 3.7 cm)

Display resolution, WxH

128 x 160 pixels

Touchscreen

No

Weight

2 oz (56.7 g)

Battery

rechargeable lithium-ion

Battery life

up to 18 hours

Water rating

IPX7

GPS-enabled

Yes

High-sensitivity receiver

Yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap

No

Ability to add maps

No

Accepts data cards

no

History

up to 180 hours

Waypoints/favorites/locations

0

Routes

0

Features & 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 (within a course)

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

No

Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)

Yes

Heart rate-based calorie computation

Yes

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

 

In the box

Edge 500 (Black and Silver)

  • Edge 500
  • Bike mount
  • AC charger
  • USB cable
  • Manuals

Edge 500 (Blue)

  • Edge 500
  • Bike mount
  • AC charger
  • USB cable
  • Manuals

Edge 500 (Blue Bundle)

  • Edge 500
  • Heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor
  • Bike mount
  • AC charger
  • USB cable
  • Manuals

Edge 500 (Red Bundle)

  • Edge 500
  • Premium heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor
  • Bike mount
  • AC charger
  • USB cable
  • Manuals

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