Description of Garmin Edge 520 GPS Cycling Computer
GPS Bike Computer that Helps You Compete and Compare
Offers in-ride challenges through Strava live segments
Reports cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate
Pairs with compatible ANT+® indoor trainers for data display and control
Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP), watts/kg and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ or Vector 2 power meters
Connected features1: automatic uploads, live tracking, smart notifications, send/receive courses, social media sharing, weather
Here’s Your Competitive Edge
We started with the aerodynamic form factor of the popular Edge 500, added in-ride challenges on Strava live segments, colour display, connected capabilities and advanced analysis features. The result — Edge 520, the GPS bike computer that’s right-sized for competitive cyclists and packed with the features you crave.
Prove Your Edge
Edge 520 is the first bike computer that’s compatible with Strava live segments and includes a 3-month trial of Strava Premium. With this membership, your starred Strava segments automatically sync with the 520 for live feedback during your ride. You’ll also get alerts for segment start and finish and leaderboard rankings once you complete the segment.
Train on the Edge
Need some motivation to get through those lonely miles on the indoor trainer? Edge 520 delivers with a suite of training capabilities when paired with compatible ANT+ indoor trainers. Let’s say you want to train at an average power of 240 watts. Just set the target on Edge 520, start pedalling, and the trainer will automatically adjust to keep you at your target while the 520 shows your stats. You can also follow a course that you or another rider created and literally race the recorded stats, with the trainer adjusting resistance to match the elevation profile.
Pair it with a power meter and Edge 520 offers an additional set of features, like FTP and watts/kg tracking, so you can compare yourself to others, as well as cycling dynamics2. A built-in FTP test helps you establish your baseline either on the trainer or on the road. Add heart rate3 and the 520 can derive your VO2 max estimate and post-ride recovery time, which indicates how long before you should attempt another hard effort.
Edge 520 compromises nothing when it comes to display — 2.3 inches of high resolution colour. We maximised the display so you get the most live area in relation to the compact size of the 520. You’ll also appreciate the screen clarity in all lighting conditions.
The Connected Bike
Edge 520 is compatible with ANT+ sensors, including Varia™ bike radar and lights4, speed, cadence, heart rate, Edge and VIRB® remotes and compatible weight scales. It also integrates with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems5 to display your current gear on the screen. Edge 520 is also compatible with ANT+ power meters, including the Vector series.
When paired with your compatible phone and the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, Edge 520 offers live tracking, smartphone alerts, social media sharing, weather and wireless uploads. Once your ride is complete, the data can be automatically sent to Garmin Connect™, Garmin's online community where you can save, plan and share your rides.
Off the Beaten Path
The compact, rugged form factor and up to 15 hour battery life of Edge 520 make it ideal for off-road adventures. It’s also compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites, so you benefit from more signal options, wherever your ride takes you.
Specs Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions: 4.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm
Display size, WxH: 3.5 x 4.7 cm
Display resolution, WxH: 200 x 265 pixels
Weight: 60 g
Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: Up to 15 hours
Water rating: IPX7
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)
Maps & Memory
History: up to 180 hours
Running & Cycling Features
Compatible with Vector™
Bike speed/cadence sensor: Yes (optional)
Heart rate monitor: Yes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)
Courses (compete against previous activities)
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): Yes (records data approx. 1 per second)
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride)
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)
Compatible with Varia™ bike radar and lights: Yes
Edge® remote compatibility: Yes
Advanced performance and power analysis, including new Time in Zone, FTP tracking, cycling-specific VO2 and recovery and cycling dynamics
Bike trainer profile for compatible Turbo trainer data display and control
On-device segment compatibility for dynamic and engaging in-ride competition
Operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C
Connected features via a smartphone: Yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ and Garmin Connect™ Mobile: Yes
Compatible with VIRB® action cameras: Yes
Integration with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting: Yes
Weather alerts: Yes
Preloaded Garmin cycling map: No
Wi-Fi® compatible: No
Round-trip routing: No
Route planner: No
1When paired with a compatible phone. 2When used with Vector or Vector 2 power meter. 3Included with some models, sold separately on others. 4With future software update. 5Compatible with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems with Shimano D-Fly Data Management function.
Fact Sheet of Garmin Edge 520 GPS Cycling Computer
Garmin Edge 520 GPS Cycling Computer
Manufacturer item code:
approx. 60 gram (Manufactures Specs)
Included in delivery:
Mounts (standard and extended out-front)
Kind of functions:
Strava live segments, power measurement via ANT+ with optional Vector sensors
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