Over at Team Garmin-Chipotle they?ve been creating a bit of a storm thanks to the Garmin Edge 705 GPS navigator that each rider has been using. Not only does the orange 705 stand out thanks to its special edition colour but it?s also been getting attention because it signals a new compatibility.

As standard the squad’s PowerTap hubs won?t communicate with the Edge 705 yet they obviously make good bed partners, but someone has been doing a little software tinkering both at PowerTap and Garmin to enable the information transmitted from the PowerTap to be read and displayed by the Edge unit.

This system integration makes obvious sense and will open up some exciting avenues for the techi-types to share and record ride information. So hopefully this?ll mean a general release product won?t be far behind.

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