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- Offers in-ride challenges through Strava live segments
- Reports cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate
- Pairs with compatible ANT+ indoor trainers for data display and control
- Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP), watts/kg and cycling dynamics when used with Vector or Vector 2 power meters
- Connected features1: automatic uploads, live tracking, smart notifications, send/receive courses, social media sharing, weather
Prove Your Edge
Edge 520 is the first bike computer that’s compatible with Strava live segments and includes a 3-month trial of Strava Premium. With this membership, your starred Strava segments automatically sync with the Edge 520 for live feedback during your ride. You’ll also get alerts for segment start and finish and leaderboard rankings once you complete the segment.
Train on the Edge
Need some motivation to get through those lonely kilometers 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 Edge 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 Edge 520 can derive your VO2 max estimate and post-ride recovery time, which indicates how long before you should attempt another hard effort.
Edge 520 compromises nothing when it comes to display — 2.3" of high-resolution colour. Garmin maximised the display so you get the most live area in relation to the compact size of the Edge 520. You’ll also appreciate the screen clarity in all lighting conditions.
The Connected Bike
Edge 520 is compatible with ANT+ sensors, including Varia bike radar and lights4, 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. The Edge 520 is also compatible with ANT+ power meters, including the Vector series.
When paired with your compatible smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile 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, a free online community where you can save, plan and share your rides.
Off the Beaten Path
The compact, rugged form factor and up to 15+ hour battery life of Edge 520 make it ideal for off-road adventures. It’s also compatible with GPS/GLONASS satellites, so you benefit from more signal options, wherever your ride takes you.
1When paired with a compatible phone.
2When used with Vector or Vector 2 power meter.
3Included with some models, sold separately on others.
4With future software update.
5Compatible with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems with Shimano D-Fly Data Management function.
|Name||Garmin Edge 520 Non-Bundle|
|Varia Smart Bike Lights||No|
|Physical dimensions||4.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm|
|Display size, WxH||3.5 x 4.7 cm|
|Display resolution, WxH||200 x 265 pixels|
|Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)||No|
|Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)||Yes|
|Ability to add maps||No|
|Accepts data cards||No|
|History||up to 180 hours|
|Compatible with Vector™||Yes|
|Bike speed/cadence sensor||Yes (optional)|
|Heart rate monitor||Yes (included)|
|Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)||Yes|
|Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)||Yes|
|Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)||Yes|
|Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)||Yes|
|Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)||Yes|
|Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)||Yes|
|Heart rate-based calorie computation||Yes|
|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|
|Garmin Connect™ compatible||Yes|
¹ Advanced workouts require a Garmin Connect account