This is the Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Bike Computer. The training, planning, and analysis tools can help you take your training to the next level, while the navigation features allow you to discover new places and routes. Other features like Strava Live segment, the bright color screen, and turn-by-turn directions with Garmin's Cycle Map, are there to make sure you can get the most out of each ride.
- Garmin Cycle Map offers turn-by-turn directions on roads and on trails
- Strava Live Segments allow you to compete with your PR, another rider's PR, or the KOM of the segment in real time
- Stay Safe and connected with LiveTrack and GroupTrack, smart notifications, and rider-to-rider messaging, when connected to your smart phone
- Built-in incident detection
- When paired with power and heart rate, the 520 Plus monitors cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time
- Functional Threshold Power (FTP) tracking and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ power meters
- Up to 15 hours of battery life
Specifications: Dimensions: 1.9" x 2.9" x 0.8" (49.0 x 73.0 x 21.0 mm)
Weight: 2.2oz (62.5g)
Water Rating: IPX7
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Display Size: 1.4” x 1.9” (35.0 x 47.0 mm); 2.3" diagonal
Display Resolution: 200 x 265 Pixels
Battery life: Up To 15 Hours
- Edge 520 Plus
- Flush out-front mount
- Standard mount
- USB cable
This product was added to our catalog on May 23, 2018
The setup was easy, nothing difficult or confusing to follow, except giving the info on the contact list wasn't for me.
I didn't look at the manual so the features that are by default are just what I need, except I have to read the manual now to know how to work these features. But overall is a great unit and the GPS works great and it prompted me to know if I wanted to use a feature about the trail I was it but didn't open or used it. I also like that there are no more "settings" to adjust after the season is over, meaning having to set up the computer manually like I used to with my CatEye cyclo-computer.
And the price was fantastic!
I didn't or going to buy the other pieces of hardware that some of the features need, ie; heart-monitor, cadence, and all that stuff, I just need average speed, max, distance and I like that I get to see how many calories I've burned based on those features mentioned.
A cyclo-computer that resets every year? Nah! The 520 Plus is perfect, no need to re-setup anything, just mount and go!
It is not a fast processor. Sometimes it takes quite a while to resolve a new course moving or not.
The beacon only works when there is cell communication but when it is reestablished the path you took is relayed.
520 plus is no exception
The Edge 20 had the previous functions I needed but the turn by turn system sucks really bad unless you memorize your planned route. I wanted a unit that would not only tell me when to turn, but where by street name. I wanted a unit to display the name of the street i needed to turn on and the exact distance before the turn. I wanted a unit with a color map with details including adjacent streets. I found all that and more in the Edge 520 Plus.
Worth the money, absolutely yes. Why did I purchase from Nashbar? THE PRICE. I searched for a couple weeks on different sites and this was the lowest price and from a seller I feel confident will deliver unlike some other businesses. If you are on the fence about this computer don't think about it. Get this unit. If you are a big baller and need to have all the bells and whistles and bling, get the higher end units. If you are a new rider or like me, an enthusiast who likes to get out, this is a great starter unit to grow with. I ride very other day and as of writing this, I have a couple hundred miles logged in and this appears to have been a solid purchase so far.
It appears this device was previously used. I tried calling and could not get a live person and used the automated return call feature and never received a call back.
Bottom line: Good people, Great prices, decent ship times (I opted for free) and a product that does everything I want and more!!
Great price from Performance Bike!