As well as updating the flagship Garmin Edge 1030 Plus with new mountain bike features, Garmin has refreshed their most affordable cycling computer.

Not a great deal has changed, but there are a few key features that will be useful for some people

What's Changed?

Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Edge 130 – Now with mountain bike features, smart trainer control & accelerometer 1

Like the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, it is easier to list the handful of changes:

  • Battery life has dropped down to 12 hours vs 15 hours
  • Number of courses has increased from 15 to 30
  • There is now a built-in accelerometer
  • Added incident detection
  • Added Advanced workouts
  • Added Downloadable training plans
  • Added Race an Activity
  • Added ClimbPro Ascent Planner
  • Added MTB Dynamics
  • Added Smart trainer control

In terms of design, they look identical.

Price and how much more does it cost?

The official RRP on the Garmin website is £169.99 which is only a small increase from the £149.99 the older Edge 130 is being sold at. Processing time is 1-3 business days.

Wiggle sell the older model for £137.95 and this is in stock. Amazon has it for as low as £99.99

Press Release

Stay on track with the Edge 130 Plus. GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellites, plus a built-in altimeter provide greater coverage and more accurate ride data so cyclists know how far, fast and high they ride. Before heading out, riders can plan and download their routes using the Course Creator in Garmin Connect, which uses Trendline™ popularity routing to provide riders with the best road, mountain or gravel routes that are aggregated from those most traveled by fellow cyclists. 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.1 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.

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 customisable by downloading configurable data fields from the Connect IQ™ store. The Edge 130 Plus features up to 12 hours of battery life while using GPS and up to 10 hours when using two sensors.

Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Edge 130 Specification Table

General   
Physical dimensions41 x 63 x 16 mm4.1 x 6.3 x 1.6 cm
Display size1.8" (45.0 mm) diagonal27.0 x 36.0 mm; 1.8" diag (45 mm)
Display resolution303 x 230 pixels303 x 230 pixels
Weight33 g33 g
Battery typeRechargeable lithium-ionRechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life12 hoursUp to 15 hours
Water ratingIPX7IPX7
Maps & memory
Storage and power capacityInternal memory onlyInternal memory only
Waypoints/favourites/locations100 locations100 locations
Routes30 courses15 courses
History100 hours100 hours
Sensors
GPSYesYes
GLONASSYesYes
GalileoYesYes
Barometric altimeterYesYes
AccelerometerYesNo
Daily smart features
ConnectivityBluetooth®, ANT+®Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)Yes (data fields only)Yes (data fields only)
Smart notificationsYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Smartphone compatibilityiPhone®, Android™iPhone®, Android™
Safety and tracking features
LiveTrackYesYes
Incident DetectionYesNo
AssistanceYesYes
Weather alertsYesYes
Activity tracking features
Calories burned
Training, planning and analysis features
Customizable data pagesYesYes
Auto Pause®YesYes
Advanced workoutsYesNo
Downloadable training plansYesNo
Auto Lap®YesYes
Vo2 maxYesYes
Recovery advisorYesYes
Virtual PartnerYesYes
Race an ActivityYesNo
SegmentsYesYes
Auto scrollYesYes
Physio TrueUpYesYes
Outdoor recreation features
ClimbPro™ Ascent PlannerYesYes
Cycling features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)YesYes
CoursesYesYes
MTB DynamicsYesNo
Power meter compatibleYesYes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)YesYes
Compatible with Varia™ lightsYesYes
Connectivity
Edge® remoteYesYes
Smart trainer controlYesNo

Last update on 2020-10-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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