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Garmin Edge 520
Garmin Edge 520

Garmin
Edge 520

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For the record.

This is the Garmin we've all been waiting for. The Garmin Edge 520, with 2.3” of vibrant high-resolution color screen, features enhanced mapping capabilities, text and call notifications from your phone, and topping it all off, integrated Strava Live Segment functionality so you can complete segments and follow your progress in real time. Talk about taking virtual racing to a whole new level. The new display provides clarity in all lighting conditions, and with the 520, Garmin has gone back to tactile buttons instead of a touch screen for a simpler and more consistent interface.

The Edge 520 adds Garmin's Basemaps for basic full-color maps of the surrounding area, and it's also compatible with more detailed third-party maps so no longer will you have to try and connect the dots like with the previous free-floating routes on the Edge 500 and 510. Like always, the use of both GPS and GLONASS satellite reception minimizes interruption in tracking, even under tree cover, for accurate navigation and recording.

When connected to an ANT+ heart rate monitor and power meter, the Edge 520 also calculates VO2 max and recovery information as well as FTP tracking and wattage. Use with Garmin's Vector power meter pedal systems opens up additional metrics with Cycling Dynamics, providing left / right specific power, pedal stroke efficiency, and more. The Edge 520 is also compatible with ANT+ capable indoor trainers for riding at a set power or automatically adjusting the trainer's resistance based on a preloaded elevation profile.

Bluetooth smartphone pairing allows for text and call notifications right on the Edge 520's display, and Live Tracking makes it easy for friends and family to follow you along on your ride from their desktop. When all is said and done, Bluetooth pairing also makes it easy to automatically upload your ride straight to Garmin Connect without having to plug into a computer.

Additional connectivity options include compatibility with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, Garmin VIRB® cameras, and Garmin Varia Smart Lights and Radar. Measures 1.9” x 2.9” x 0.8”. Claimed weight is 60 g. Battery life is rated at 15 hours. Waterproof to the IXP7 standard.


In the box:

  • Garmin 520 GPS Cycling Computer
  • Standard and Extended Mounts
  • USB Cable
  • Tether
  • Manuals

Note: Use of Strava Live Segments requires a subscription to Strava's Premium membership in order to download segments to the device.

This product is NOT Eligible for VIP Points.
 

Weight: 60 grams

 

Mfg PartNum: 010-01368-00 

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Garmin 520 is a great device for a great price
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Pennsylvania

The Garmin 520 is a great GPS for my bike. I've been using it for 6 weeks and am still learning some f the features.

Reviewed 1/12/2019
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Works but with some caveats
by Clint O
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

I'm more of a casual rider, so I don't take advantage of the advanced features of the product. Having said that, there are some things that really bug me about it.

I primarily use it to upload my data to Ride wGPS. My biggest gripe is that when I'm done riding, uploading my data to the Garmin app via my cellphone rarely works wo rebooting my phone. I tend to use the latest and greatest Android versions (Nexus, Pixel), so that might be part of the problem. But the reboot is hugely annoying.

Lately the computer has been auto-enabling collision detection, and this goes off when I come to a controlled stop. I've since disabled it, but having the sirens go off on my phone at an intersection just irks me.

Finally, the Livetrack does work to notify my family of my rides, but sometimes beginning a ride it doesn't automatically turn on for 10 minutes or so nor does it always shut down cleanly after a ride.

Reviewed 12/26/2018
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Great product
by Anonymous

Just updated from the Garmin 500. Great new features worth having. Rock solid performance.

Reviewed 11/19/2018
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Great product
by Anonymous

Finally replaced my Garmin 500 with the 520 and love the new features. Rock solid performance.

Reviewed 11/16/2018
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Gps capabilities still lagging
by Anonymous
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Still need a wheel sensor in the woods for accurate speed and distance. Horrible set of instructions.

Reviewed 7/15/2018
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Very good
by Fernando
port st lucie fl

Good

Reviewed 7/9/2018
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Bike Computer
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

This computer works great. The buttons on the side works well with gloves

Reviewed 7/13/2018
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Speaker volume
by Anonymous
louisiana

The built in speaker is no loud enough

Reviewed 7/13/2018
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Great bike computer for the non-beginner
by Salmon
Cycling Enthusiast
Provo, UT
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use it on all rides, auto-sync with Strava, syncs with HR monitor and power meter. Pairs with phone and shows when someone is calling or when a text is received (assuming you have service and aren't lost somewhere in the mountains..). Only complaint there is that when a text comes in it covers the screen (activity fields) and doesn't go away until you manually dismiss it by clicking a button. Yeah, picky, but I wished the text message would just dismiss after 10 seconds.

A handful of features I still don't use (and probably will never use).

Battery time is fine, nothing to worry about there. Size is perfect, out-front mount puts it in the perfect position. Buttons can be a little tricky to find/press when you're wearing full-finger gloves. But if you're riding with full-finger gloves then you have other problems to worry about.

The virtual partner thingy works, but takes a little to figure out at first. It's cool though to create courses from your own PR to race against.

Happens rarely, but I've had it completely die on me mid-ride when battery level is fine. Luckily it keeps a record of the ride, and after restarting the unit I can pick up where I left off. My brother (also 520) had the same experience once so I know it's not just my machine.

4 stars only because it's great, but not perfect.

Reviewed 8/3/2017
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An upgrade from my Edge 500. Very Pleased
by sperry52
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern Maryland

I purchased the Edge 520 as an upgrade to my Edge 500. I like that it syncs with my iphone Bluetooth.

I also like that it can alert me to phone calls and text messages. I also find it easier to sync my heart monitor and speedcadence sensors between my two bicycles. At the end of the day the Edge 520 will upload to Garmin Connect, Strava and Ride with GPS.

Reviewed 7/24/2017
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Still learning how to use it as it's very capable. Really like the unit overall.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Northeast Ohio

I ride about 150 miles per week. The Garmin has become a very useful tool. Haven't used the mapping capability yet but I like the unit. Does take some time to figure out if you're a newbie to Garmin. Plenty of YouTube videos for assistance though. Like the fact that the unit shows multiple items at once. No playing with buttons to scroll through information while you're riding.

Reviewed 6/11/2018
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started out great and then
by kestrel03
Cycling Enthusiast
NC

replacing my old 510 which I lost, set up was great, took a little getting used to using the buttons instead of the screen. all was good for 2 months, then started getting crazy reading on temps, cal and elevation, would have 0 climb at end of ride. contacted Garmin, who said it was a bad barometer. since it was less than 6 months old, a new one is on the way. so that's cool...love the features of seeing who is calling or texting, lots of info screens you can set up...if the next one will only last, its a great computer...

Reviewed 6/16/2018
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Garmin Edge ....excellent !
by AML PRO RIDER
Cycling Enthusiast
Burlingame, Ca.

Great Garmin Computer. Compact, easy to use, plenty of information recorded without being too much !

Very accurate, all the data you could possibly need or want.

I have used this bike computer for years and I do recommend it.

It looks great too !

Reviewed 6/4/2018
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Solid product
by Anonymous

I do not like the idea of touch screen so 520 fits me well. My only complaint is the battery life, I wish it could last longer.

Reviewed 6/7/2018
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Awesome improvement over previous model (510)...
by David Link Sumerlin
Cycling Enthusiast
Chattanooga, TN

I ride 4-5 dayswk, 175-200 miles - my Edge 520 is nearly as important as the bike itself. All the same great features of the 510 made better, plus better graphic presentations. And love the crash alert feature, plus textphone notices. Occasionally seems off on tracking instantaneous speed, but 510 had same problem which eventually went away, apparently through updates.

Reviewed 6/19/2017
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Awsome, all the features you need and more
by Anonymous
SLC

I love the battery life and ability to configure data screens, I was very happy to have the turn by turn course feature on my recent ride through the British countryside

Reviewed 6/1/2018
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Very easy to plug and play
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Omaha, NE

I bought because I needed something I could transfer between bikes easily and so needed GPS. To be honest I have done very little to take advantage of much beyond the basics. I haven't even changed the preferences on the screen of what I see when riding. I wish it was easier to hit a button to switch the data saving for which bike I use, but to be honest, I don't care enough to take the time to go into my data to do it manually.

Reviewed 5/24/2018
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Great unit with lots of screen options and smartphone connectivity
by RAllen
Cycling Enthusiast
Barbourville, KY
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

As an avid road cyclist, I purchased the 520 having used a Garmin 500 for three years. I was ready for the smartphone connectivity as it was always inconvenient to have to wait to download the 500 by data cable to a computer. The 520 lives up to it billing with all the features I was seeking . The Live Segment feature is awesome. The feedback from the unit give me exactly what information i was needing to train properly. All I can say is great unit!

Reviewed 5/14/2018
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More or Less the Standard - but Unnecessarily Complex to Use and Decipher
by DailyBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

The 520 is admittedly compact and lightweight but its interface is unintuitive and opaque. Quite obviously, the Garmin programmers never worked at Apple, for every function however rudimentary requires annoying scrutiny and multiple button pushes. Also, having large hands like Bart Simpson certainly doesn't help!

Reviewed 5/15/2018
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Excellent Bike computer
by Anonymous

Replaced my Edge 25 with the 520, good battery life, no issues with GPS.

Reviewed 5/14/2018
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