Garmin Gets Small With Edge 25

by editors on June 25, 2015

Edge20 25

Lately, it seems like the high end of Garmin’s Edge cycling computers have grown larger and heavier with each release. That’s mostly why we’ve stuck with our trusty Edge 500 far longer than we probably should have. The only downside is that the 500 doesn’t have Bluetooth so we can’t share our rides live with family, and we can’t launch those immediate updates to Garmin Connect (and Strava) like our better equipped, KOM-stealing friends. All that has changed, however, with the release of Garmin’s new Edge 20 and 25 cycling computers. The diminutive new units are being touted as “the world’s smallest GPS cycling computers” and weigh in at only 25 grams.

Water-resistant and weighing only 25g, the Edge 20 and Edge 25’s extremely durable and small design is ideal for travel, training and everyday riding. Their interfaces make it easy to start, save and share activities and both are GPS and GLONASS-enabled, acquiring satellites quickly to track how far, fast and where a user is riding. Both devices feature up to eight hours of battery life.

These units have the basics. No color LCD screens, no power meter stats. And we kind of like it that way. The Edge 20 captures time, distance, speed, total ascent, and location, but doesn’t feature ANT+ nor Bluetooth. That means it cannot connect to any other ANT+ sensors like heart rate, cadence, or speed, nor can it connect to your smart phone. The Edge 25 is a lot like our old 500 except it has ANT+ and Bluetooth meaning it can connect to other sensors and smart phones. The only downside is that it cannot connect and display power meter metrics. Guess Garmin saved that feature for their larger, more expensive units.

The Edge 20 and 25 retail for $129.99 and $169.99. For the official word from Garmin, please follow the jump.Introducing the Edge® 20 and Edge® 25 from Garmin® – the world’s smallest GPS cycling computers

OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Edge 20 and Edge 25, compact, easy-to-use bike computers with connected features available in the Edge 25. As the world’s smallest GPS cycling computers, the Edge 20 and Edge 25 allow cyclists to go the extra mile, capturing essential data including time, distance, speed, total ascent and location. Connected features available on the Edge 25 also allow users to instantly share details of their rides with friends, family and on social media, and connect with a heart rate monitor, speed sensor1 and cadence sensor2 to get the most out of a ride. Featuring a simple interface and clear display, the Edge 20 and Edge 25 are easy to use and read on a ride.

“Real estate on your bike is limited – the Edge 20 and Edge 25 are the quintessential bike computers for cyclists wanting to save space without losing valuable features,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The Edge 20 and Edge 25 allow cyclists to track essential stats like time, distance, speed, ascent and location in a small but powerful device.”

Water-resistant3 and weighing only 25g, the Edge 20 and Edge 25’s extremely durable and small design is ideal for travel, training and everyday riding. Their interfaces make it easy to start, save and share activities and both are GPS and GLONASS-enabled, acquiring satellites quickly to track how far, fast and where a user is riding. Both devices feature up to eight hours of battery life. Additionally, the Edge 25 is ANT+ compatible and can be paired with a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and speed sensor for additional data.

When paired with a compatible Bluetooth® device4 the Edge 25 can instantly upload activities to Garmin Connect™ for post-ride analysis, instant sharing on social media, and with the Live Tracking feature users can allow family and friends to follow their rides in real time. In Garmin Connect users can also download courses and follow them on the device, receiving turn indications throughout a ride, and compete against other cyclists on previously ridden courses. Edge 20 users can upload to Garmin Connect and download courses and segments via a PC or Mac®.

The Edge 20 and Edge 25 are available for a suggested retail price of $129.99 and $169.99, respectively. The Edge 25 is also be available in a cadence bundle for $199.99.

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

1 Heart rate monitor and speed sensor sold separately.

2 Cadence sensor included in some versions, sold separately on other versions.

3 For more information, see Garmin.com/waterrating.

4 See Garmin.com/BLE for a list of compatible phones.

About Garmin
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and Edge are registered trademarks. Garmin Connect is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

The Bluetooth work mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.

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