Recording your rides on a GPS cycling computer can add new dimensions to familiar routes and rides with interesting snippets of data about speed, heart rate, elevation change and other information.
If the GPS has mapping and navigation functions then your rides can take new turns— figuratively and literally — as you explore the country, safe in the knowledge you’re following an on-screen route.
Make the most out of this year’s Black Friday deals and bag yourself a top-scoring Garmin GPS.
Garmin Edge 530
The Edge 530 replaced the outgoing Edge 520 and Edge 520 Plus when it was introduced earlier this year. It’s a feature-packed GPS bike computer that’s aimed at serious riders who want a range of performance metrics and navigation features.
Sharing nearly all of its functionality with the more expensive Edge 830, the 530 instead goes without a touchscreen by using buttons on the side of the device. It was good enough to score four out of five stars in our detailed review.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS cycling computer
With on-device navigation that uses the Garmin Cycle Map – which is based on OpenStreet Map data – the 520 Plus has turn-by-turn navigation, off-route redirection and back to start routing functionality. It’s a great performer and scored 4.5 stars when we reviewed it.
It’s got great battery life too and is compatible with all modern-day sensors, and outperforms its price tag, especially with the Black Friday discount.
Garmin Edge 25 GPS computer
It may have been around for a little while already but Garmin’s tiny Edge 25 remains an impressive unit that ticks the boxes for a lot of everyday cyclists.
Its limited screen size does restrict how much data you can see at one time but for the average club rider who wants to log rides, monitor performance and follow pre-planned routes, it’s ideal.
The diminutive Edge 25 was good enough to score four out of five stars in our detailed review.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus MTB Performance Bundle
If you’re a mountain biker, you’ll appreciate the MTB Performance Bundle that builds on the Edge 520’s standard kit with a mountain bike mount, a silicone case and the Edge remote, so you don’t need to let go of the bars to operate the GPS.
Garmin Edge 820 Performance Bundle GPS cycling computer
With a touchscreen display, the Edge 830 builds on the functions of the Edge 520 with FTP and VO2 max testing when used with a heart rate sensor and power meter.
The sensor bundle also includes a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and a speed sensor, so you’ve got no excuses to not get training!
Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer
Boasting a 3.5in colour touchscreen, the Edge 1030 is Garmin’s top-of-the-range GPS cycling computer with on-device route creation, turn-by-turn navigation with alerts, and impressive mapping.
It’s also got rider-to-rider messaging and phone text, email and call notifications.
We awarded the Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer four out of five stars when we reviewed it.
Garmin Edge 1030 Performance Bundle GPS cycling computer
Like the basic Edge 1030 package, the Performance Bundle adds a heart rate monitor, speed sensor and a cadence sensor, so that you can measure every part of your ride.
Garmin Edge 130 GPS cycling computer
With power meter, and Bluetooth and ANT+ sensor compatibility, this diminutive GPS cycling computer packs a punch way above its 33g headline weight figure.
It’s got on-screen notifications from your phone, supports LiveTrack and can connect to the Garmin Connect IQ store. Thanks to its host of impressive features we gave it four out of five stars.
Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire GPS watch
As one of Garmin’s multi-sport watches, the Fenix 5X records your rides and can track your other fitness activities.
With technology such as wrist-based blood oxygen monitoring and heart rate, European mapping and music player integration, you won’t be left wanting for more.