Garmin Edge 130 PLUS First Look

Garmin's newest $200 computer

GARMIN EDGE 130 PLUS

Ideal for riding no matter the weather conditions, the Edge 130 Plus features a button design and a 1.8-inch display that’s sharp and well-lit. The Edge 130 Plus features up to 12 hours of battery life while using GPS and up to 10 hours when using two sensors.

EDGE 130 PLUS TECH

Garmin packed a whole lot of tech into their latest $200 offering. Navigation, analytics, data fields and more that was only available with Garmin’s higher-priced computers has trickled down to their entry-level Edge 130 Plus.

While riding, easy-to-read course prompts and a breadcrumb map let cyclists see where they’ve been and where they’re going. At the end of a ride, it will even direct users back to their starting location.

To help cyclists boost their performance, the Edge 130 Plus provides insights such as VO2 max, heart rate, heart rate zones and calories burned.

For riders searching for their next adventure, the Edge 130 Plus will keep track of detailed mountain biking metrics, including jump count, jump distance and hang-time so they can relive every heart-racing run.

STAY CONNECTED

Smart connectivity features mean cyclists won’t have to reach for their phone when using the Edge 130 Plus. Text messages will appear on the device screen so cyclists can view them at a glance and keep on riding. A weather page will display current and forecasted conditions, as well as weather alerts to help keep users from getting stuck in a downpour.

When paired with a compatible smartphone, the Edge 130 Plus automatically uploads rides to the Garmin Connect online fitness community and is customizable by downloading configurable data fields from the Garmin Connect IQ store.

 

 

Designed for year-round riding, the Edge 130 Plus allow cyclists to sync indoor and outdoor workouts automatically from Garmin Connect or other training apps, including TrainingPeaks and TrainerRoad, right to their device.

During a ride, the Edge 130 Plus uses vital data to provide dynamic performance insights, including VO2 max and heart rate, while the Climb Pro feature lets riders see the remaining ascent and grade for each of their climbs when following a route or course.

Whether commuting to work or out riding with friends, built-in safety and tracking features include incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack to let loved ones follow a cyclists’real-time location and view their entire pre-planned course to see where they’re headed.

For added confidence while riding, the Edge 130 Plus is  compatible with Garmin’s Varia line of cycling awareness devices.

THE VERDICT

The new Edge 130 Plus delivers easy-to-follow navigation as well as key metrics and insight for any rider. Each cycling computer is built with purpose in both form and function to help cyclists make every ride count.

GARMIN EDGE 130 PLUS STATS

Connectivity:  Bluetooth, ANT+

Weight: 33 grams (claimed)

Price: $200 – $250 (bundled w/heart rate strap)

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