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
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
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
|Physical dimensions||41 x 63 x 16 mm||4.1 x 6.3 x 1.6 cm|
|Display size||1.8" (45.0 mm) diagonal||27.0 x 36.0 mm; 1.8" diag (45 mm)|
|Display resolution||303 x 230 pixels||303 x 230 pixels|
|Weight||33 g||33 g|
|Battery type||Rechargeable lithium-ion||Rechargeable lithium-ion|
|Battery life||12 hours||Up to 15 hours|
|Maps & memory|
|Storage and power capacity||Internal memory only||Internal memory only|
|Waypoints/favourites/locations||100 locations||100 locations|
|Routes||30 courses||15 courses|
|History||100 hours||100 hours|
|Daily smart features|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth®, ANT+®||Bluetooth®, ANT+®|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||Yes (data fields only)||Yes (data fields only)|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™||iPhone®, Android™|
|Safety and tracking features|
|Activity tracking features|
|Training, planning and analysis features|
|Customizable data pages||Yes||Yes|
|Downloadable training plans||Yes||No|
|Race an Activity||Yes||No|
|Outdoor recreation features|
|ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner||Yes||Yes|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)||Yes||Yes|
|Power meter compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)||Yes||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights||Yes||Yes|
|Smart trainer control||Yes||No|
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