Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Garmin Edge 1030 to be launched soon with a better battery

Leak of new Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer reveals bigger screen and longer battery duration

Must read: Garmin Edge 1030 release date

It’s been several  years since Garmin launched its Edge 1000 GPS computer and discussion around the internet has already turned to when its replacement will be launched. It looks like the replacement will be called the Garmin Edge 1030 and have a bigger screen and better battery life. That’s is based on rumors from GPSRumours. Where pictures and details of the new Edge 1030 leaked by a UK cycling retailer Cycle Republic.

From the images, the Garmin Edge 1030 appears to be wider and with a larger (3.5 inch) touchscreen than the Edge Garmin 1000 that it will replace, with two buttons on the bottom of the unit I assume will be used for laps and to start and stop activities.

Garmin Edge 1030 – expected new features

  • 3.5-inch high-resolution display
  • Popularity-derived routing
  • Rider to ride messaging
  • Up to 16h battery life
  • Improve cycling awareness features

Garmin Edge 1030 leak video with specs


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Garmin Edge 1030 with popularity-derived routing and messages

There also seems to be a number of new features to be added to the Garmin Edge 1030, with one of them being the ability to send and receive messages from other riders, I am not sure if this will be a feature rolled out to other Edge devices such as the Garmin Edge 1000 or the Edge 820

The other major new feature will be the inclusion of “popularity-derived routing”. Exactly how this will work, I am not sure, but expect it to be somewhere along the lines of Strava’s route-planning tool.

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Besides those changes, it looks like Garmin is trying to give the Edge 1030  more cycling awareness to further integration with its range of Varia radar products for better road safety, which I for one am really pleased about

Garmin edge 1030 release



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Garmin Vector 3 to come soon without Pods

As well as the new Garmin Edge 1030, We now know the Vector power meter pedals will be updated and they will be called the Vector 3 and look to have a new design without the pod of the Vector 2, and installing should be a lot easier.

I have no idea when Garmin will launch these new products, but there is a big trade show in Germany September 2017 so I will certainly keep my eyes peeled for them.


Vector 3 pedal




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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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