The new Garmin Edge 1050 finally gets Garmin Pay, but is it worth upgrading just for the extra bells and whistles?

New Garmin Edge 1050 gets Garmin Pay, a brighter high resolution screen, and a slew of software upgrades.

The Garmin Edge 1050 bike computer with two screen options on display, navigation and Garmin Pay
(Image credit: Garmin)

The Garmin Edge 1050 has been unveiled today, making it the fifth generation of the brand's range-topping bike computer range

The flagship product finally gains the addition of Garmin Pay. It's been a long time coming, with the best smartwatches range supporting the feature for a few years.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.