New Edge 500 cycling GPS is high-powered for the pros, low-priced for the people


Designed for performance cyclists, the GPS-enabled Edge 500 tracks
speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, climb
and descent. For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500
incorporates a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation.
Edge 500 pairs wirelessly with Garmin speed/cadence sensors and
features advanced heart rate-based calorie computation when used with a
Garmin heart rate monitor
. Edge 500 also displays temperature readings,
changes time zones automatically and alerts riders if they’re moving
but the timer is not running. With up to 18 hours of battery life, Edge
500 features a low-profile, quarter-turn mount that fits easily on the
stem or handlebars.

“In a sport where every ounce and second counts, Edge 500 provides unparalleled data and accuracy,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports, LLC, the sports management company that runs Team Garmin. “It’s the perfect tool for training and racing for every facet of the sport – time trials, climbing, all-out sprints and breakaways. And downloading data to Garmin Connect helps us replay the ride time and again and study the statistics, looking for any room for improvement for the next day. It also allows our fans and the media access to the riders’ data for any given day.”

Featuring a USB interface for easy charging and data transfer, Edge 500
has a suggested retail price of $249.99. When bundled with a heart rate
monitor and speed/cadence sensor, Edge 500 has a suggested retail price
of $349.99.

Cyclists can track Team Garmin’s featured rides – or download, analyze and share rides of their own – by participating in Garmin Connect, an online community that brings together millions of activities around the world. Garmin Connect displays metrics such as time, distance, speed, elevation and heart rate. This information is shown through charts, illustrations, reports and a variety of map representations including street, photo, topographic, and elevation maps as well as the popular Google Earth application. Garmin Connect users can search for activities in their area and try the activities for themselves by uploading the data to Garmin devices, which will then guide the way.

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