The newest from Garmin technology is the mini version of their 605/705 line. The Garmin Edge 500 is built to be a cyclist’s companion in every way.
The Edge 500 is a portable computer that aims to sharpen your performance in cycling. The device records your distance, speed, location and elevation. It has an ultra-sensitive GPS receiver that allows you to acquire GPS signal anywhere you go. Garmin removed the mapping facility but retained other functions like heart rate tracking, calories burned, cadence sensor and tracking your altitude and descent.
Ride analysis is also another feature wherein you can compare past rides with new ones. You may see your data logs which can be helpful on your training. With Garmin Connect, you can also access other riders’ statistics online and see how you fare against other riders worldwide.
You can easily mount the Edge 500 on the handlebars of your bike. Batteries are rechargeable with a life of 18 hours. It is also much lighter than its predecessors, weighing only at 60 grams.
For performance driven cyclists, the Garmin Edge 500 is the training device you want to accompany you on your ride.