OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), at present introduced the Edge® 1040 Solar, the final word GPS bike laptop that includes solar charging and multi-band GNSS expertise. Harnessing the power of the solar, the Edge 1040 Solar includes a Power Glass™ solar charging lens, giving cyclists much more journey time between expenses – as much as 100 hours in battery saver mode – whereas multi-band GNSS expertise gives extra correct GPS positioning in difficult journey environments, similar to dense city areas or underneath deep tree cowl. Packed with state-of-the-art navigation, efficiency, security and connectivity options, the Edge 1040 Solar boasts a totally refreshed, modernized consumer expertise, giving cyclists simpler entry to key info, the power to customise the home web page, an improved journey abstract view and extra – all in a 3.5-inch touchscreen show.
“Cyclists expect as much from their GPS bike computer as they do themselves, and that is why we are thrilled to introduce the Edge 1040 Solar,” mentioned Dan Bartel, Garmin vice chairman of world client gross sales. “Durable, accurate and ready to go the distance, the Edge 1040 Solar is the pinnacle of GPS bike computers. No matter where you ride, or what bike you choose to use, the Edge 1040 Solar is ready for any adventure – from remote gravel trails to epic climbs.”
Designed for cyclists, by cyclists, the Edge 1040 Solar options modern developments in expertise and efficiency metrics, together with:
- Solar charging: Power Glass solar charging lens extends the battery life to as much as 100 hours in battery saver mode, giving cyclists an extra 42 minutes per hour throughout daytime using.1
- Multi-band GNSS expertise: Receive higher positional accuracy and protection, even in essentially the most difficult environments.
- Cycling ability2 and course calls for: Classify strengths and weaknesses as a bike owner, deal with enchancment and put together for the calls for of a selected course.
- Power information: Recommended power targets make it simpler to handle efforts all through a course.2
- Real-time stamina insights: Monitor and monitor exertion ranges in real-time throughout a journey.2
- Simple setup: Custom journey profiles prepopulate based mostly on earlier Edge information, journey varieties, and sensors. From there, biking exercise profiles might be managed immediately in your appropriate smartphone from the Garmin Connect™ sensible gadget app.
Training and efficiency
To assist cyclists increase their efficiency, the Edge 1040 Solar gives insights from Firstbeat Analytics™ similar to VO2 max, restoration time, coaching load, coaching focus and extra to see how their physique is responding to their coaching efforts.2 They will even get every day exercise solutions based mostly on their present coaching load and VO2 max. During a journey, the Edge 1040 Solar lets riders see how their physique is holding up in numerous environments with warmth and altitude acclimation and obtain in-ride notifications when it’s time to refuel or rehydrate. What’s extra, ClimbPro lets riders see the remaining ascent and grade for every climb when following a course and overview their efficiency on the climbs post-ride proper from the Edge 1040 Solar or in Garmin Connect. Meanwhile, mountain bike metrics, together with leap rely, leap distance, grasp time, grit and movement, monitor the epic particulars of each journey.
Whether biking indoors or open air, cyclists can sync exercises robotically from Garmin Connect or different coaching apps, together with TrainingPeaks®, proper to the Edge 1040 Solar.
Maps and routes
Whether using by busy cities or exploring distant areas, the Edge 1040 Solar contains superior navigational instruments to assist cyclists keep on monitor.
- High-contrast, ride-type-specific maps use Trendline™ reputation routing to focus on well-liked roads and trails based mostly on billions of miles of journey information that different customers have uploaded to Garmin Connect.
- Turn-by-turn navigation and alerts notify riders of sharp curves forward.
- Pause route steering and off-course notifications to discover past the overwhelmed path. Route steering might be turned again on at any time to get again to the unique route or place to begin.
- Download the really useful Trailforks app to view routes and path particulars from greater than 80 nations. When utilizing the Trailforks app, Forksight mode robotically shows upcoming forks within the route and the place a rider is inside a path community.
Safety and connectivity
While out for a journey, Garmin’s security and sensible options assist cyclists keep related.3 Built-in security and monitoring options embody incident detection, help and LiveTrack to let family members observe a bike owner’s real-time location and examine their total preplanned course to see the place they’re headed, whereas group messaging and monitoring let cyclists keep in contact once they get separated from the pack.3 For added confidence whereas using, the Edge 1040 Solar is appropriate with the Varia™ line of biking consciousness units, together with the brand new Varia RCT715 rearview radar with digicam and tail gentle, so cyclists can see, be seen and repeatedly seize video footage throughout their journey.4 The Edge 1040 Solar additionally works with inReach® devices4 so cyclists can view and reply to messages, share journey information and set off interactive SOS alerts with an lively inReach subscription.5
In addition to receiving sensible notifications and robotically importing rides to Garmin Connect, the Edge 1040 Solar simply pairs with a Tacx® indoor coach, so cyclists can journey at any time when they need. When related to sensors, cyclists can preserve monitor of the battery standing of their sensors with post-ride reporting immediately on the Edge 1040 Solar and battery alert messages between rides by the Garmin Connect sensible gadget app.
After powering the Edge 1040 Solar on for the primary time, cyclists can journey in moments as an alternative of losing time configuring settings. Riders will obtain prepopulated customized journey profiles based mostly on their earlier Edge settings, whereas new customers will robotically obtain the preferred setups from different customers based mostly on their sensors and journey varieties. Once arrange, cyclists can outline all exercise profile settings by the Garmin Connect sensible gadget app and sync them on to the Edge 1040 Solar.
Available now, the Edge 1040 Solar has a advised retail worth of $749.99. A non-solar charging model, the Edge 1040, has a advised retail worth of $599.99.
Engineered on the within for all times on the surface, Garmin merchandise have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all ranges and skills. Committed to creating expertise that helps folks keep lively and elevate efficiency, Garmin believes day by day is a chance to innovate and an opportunity to beat yesterday. Other Garmin health manufacturers embody Tacx and Firstbeat Analytics. For extra info, go to Garmin’s digital Newsroom, e mail our press workforce, join with @garmincycling on social media, or observe our adventures at garmin.com/weblog.
1 Assuming steady 75,000 lux circumstances throughout daytime using
2 When paired with appropriate sensors (offered individually)
3 When paired with a appropriate smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble. For security and monitoring options necessities and limitations, see Garmin.com/security
4 Sold individually
5 An lively inReach subscription plan is required to entry the 100% international Iridium® satellite tv for pc community and allow options, together with reside monitoring, messaging and SOS. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the usage of satellite tv for pc communications units. It is the duty of the consumer to know and observe all relevant legal guidelines within the jurisdictions the place the gadget is meant for use.
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