Garmin’s all-new Edge 820 Bike Computer Bundle wraps the high-tech tracking and mapping ability you loved about the Edge 810 into a smaller package that closely mirrors the Edge 520′s coveted sizing. When paired with the included speed sensor, cadence sensor, and HRM3 Rev2 heart rate strap, the Edge 820 sits unobtrusively in your cockpit, gathering data to guide you through your ride and your fitness regimen.
The Edge 820 includes all the features we loved in the Edge 520 with a host of additions to boost your cycling game. Its full touchscreen is a welcome and user-friendly upgrade from the mixed button/touchscreen system employed on the Edge 520, but the mapping options are what really make this computer shine. It comes with a preloaded Garmin Cycle Map and internal memory for adding more maps if needed. It lets you precisely plan your routes, provides round-trip routing direction to keep you on course, and offers up audio prompts via Garmin Connect Mobile so you can keep tabs on your metrics and progress without constantly craning your neck to stare at your stem.
As with the Edge 520, the Edge 820 displays metrics encompassing everything from charting fitness levels to power output and targeted recovery. It also features Strava Live Segments, which means you can now track segments in real time out on the road. The Edge 820′s direct connection to Strava gives you a leg up in the battle for K/QOM’s with live updates as you ride, simultaneously displaying the stats of your present performance against the current segment holder and your own personal record. The days of getting home and excitedly loading files only to be crushed by the dreaded second place badge next to a coveted segment because you misjudged the end point by a handful of meters are over.
In addition to all that shininess, the Edge 820 features ANT+ and WiFi connectivity to pair with your power meter or other metric-gathering device of choice. It’s compatible with Shimano’s D-Fly Data Management system, effectively replacing the PRO Scio ANT+ head unit when used with Di2. Additionally, it monitors gearing in other electronic shifting systems via ANT+ and pairs with ANT+ turbo trainers. It performs all the basic computer functions—speed, trip time, trip distance, odometer—and the GPS and GLONASS compatibility keeps you located no matter where your ride takes you. It automatically uploads to Garmin Connect, syncs with smart phones for notifications, and displays weather information so you’re never out of the loop or surprised by changing conditions mid-ride.
- A head unit bundle that charts training and racing metrics
- Compiles ride data and biometrics in one touchscreen display
- Full Garmin navigation capabilities for mapping and tracking
- Live segment tracking and audible route notifications
- Displays smartphone notifications and weather
- Compatible with electronic drivetrains and Shimano D-Fly
- Pairs with ANT+ turbo trainers and included wireless sensors
- Automatically uploads to Garmin Connect