Garmin Edge 520 Plus review

Will the Garmin Edge 520 Plus eliminate some of the annoyingly little niggles seen on previous versions of the Edge range? Richard Windsor finds out

Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you're looking for a compact cycle computer packed with training features as well as turn by turn navigation, it's hard to look past the Garmin Edge 520 Plus. With a colour display and loads of connective features, it's an all-round winner - even if the battery life could be better.

Reasons to buy
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    Packed with training tools

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    Useful navigation features

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    Bright colour display

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    Dependable button controls

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Reasons to avoid
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    Battery life could be better

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Having used the almost phone sized Garmin 1030 for a while, I was quite pleased to return to a more familiar size and shaped cycling computer with the Garmin Edge 520 Plus.

As a long-time user of the old 510 before it finally quit on me after years of faithful (but sometimes frustrating) service, the chance of testing a slim-lined update of this well proportioned Garmin Edge 520 Plus surely couldn’t disappoint.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).