your cycling performance with Garmin Edge 500 Cycling Computer, a lightweight
GPS-based cycling computer for performance-driven cyclists. Loaded with data,
Edge 500 tracks your distance, speed, location and elevation with high
sensitivity GPS. Add an ANT+™ compatible heart rate monitor, speed/cadence
sensor or compatible power meter for a finely-tuned analysis of your ride.
Your Training - The
Edge 500 attaches easily to the stem or handlebars of your bike with its
low-profile bike mount. The Edge attaches easily to the mount with a simple
quarter-turn. When you're ready to ride, just power on your Edge, acquire GPS
satellites and go. Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix®
satellite prediction to calculate your position faster.
Get the Data
You Need - During
your ride, Edge 500 measures your speed, distance, time, calories burned,
altitude, climb and descent, and records this data for your review. For
extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 also incorporates a barometric
altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation.
All Edge 500 versions work with third-party ANT+-enabled
power meters to display your power output in watts as you ride. This valuable
data shows you how hard you're working, regardless of conditions affecting your
ride, so you can train smarter.
Other helpful training features include a Courses feature,
which helps you compare successive rides over the same route, as well as Auto
Pause, Auto Lap and temperature readings. Edge also alerts you if you’re moving,
but the timer is not running.
Heart Rate - When
paired with a Garmin heart rate monitor, Edge 500 tracks heart beats per minute
and uses your heart rate for advanced calorie computation, so you know how many
calories you're burning. Train in a certain heart-rate zone to improve your
fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance over the
Ride - Once your
ride’s done, connect Edge 500 to your computer with the included USB cable to
analyze your performance. With a simple click, you can join a worldwide network
of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts through Garmin Connect™, a one-stop site for
data analysis and sharing.
What’s in the