New Garmin Edge 810 and 510 GPS bike computers

Garmin has released two new GPS-enabled bike computers in its popular Edge range – the 810 and 510.

Both of the new models feature colour touch screens and live tracking via a connected mobile phone, enabling others to track your ride progress as you cycle.

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As well as live tracking, it’s now possible to connect the device wirelessly to a mobile device via Garmin’s new Connect Mobile app. Once a Garmin device has been paired with a compatible mobile phone, it can upload and share ride data instantly.

Communication with the mobile device is two-way, enabling the Garmin to display weather updates on your handlebars.

The Edge 810 has a 2.6 inch touch display and a claimed battery life of 17 hours. The more compact Edge 510 has a 2.2 inch touch display and a claimed 20 hour battery life.

The two new models also carry over the vast majority of features from the existing Edge 800 and 500 models, including the recording of speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, ascent and descent, plus ANT+ compatibility for the addition of periphal equipment such as heart-rate and power monitors. 

The Edge 810 will retail for £379.99, with the Edge 510 costing £249.99 (SRP).

Garmin shot a nicely-presented movie featuring the 810 and 510 being used by Garmin team riders David Millar, Dan Martin, Ryder Hesjedal and Andrew Talansky. Press ‘play’ in the YouTube window below to watch.

Left to right: Garmin Edge 510, and two shots of the Edge 810