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Take your riding to the next level with Garmin's Edge 500 with Heart-Rate Monitor and Cadence. It straps to your stem or bars for easy viewing, and you'll never get lost again with its easy-to-use Global Positioning System (GPS) keeping you on course. The heart-rate monitor and wireless cadence give you the information needed to get the most out of every workout. Plus, this water-resistant wonder tracks how far you've gone and lets you race against a pre-recorded course to gauge your training progress. Also, the included software and Garmin Connect allow you to create workouts, download courses, keep detailed records of your rides, and much more. And, the Edge 500 boasts a customizable display and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that powers the 500 for up to 18 hours per charge.
Included: Edge 500, ANT+ wireless cadence sensor, ANT+ heart-rate-monitor chest strap, bike mount, AC charger, USB cable, quick-start manual and owner's manual.
Weight: 57 grams
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion
To accurately and conveniently track your training progress, this device is compatible with the Garmin Connect program.
This device boasts ANT+ technology to facilitate the collection and automatic transfer of sensor data for monitoring information anywhere, at anytime. This technology also allows the device to communicate with other ANT+ products, such as speed sensors, heart-rate monitors, power meters, foot pods that track running/walking progress and more.
I discounted the Edge 500 since I believed that my iPhone could function just as well for tracking my course. Turns out the iPhone is only good for four hours till the battery dies running Strava. The Edge 500 has an 18-hour life and includes the HRM and Cadance. All of your ride data can easily upload to Strava or the Garmin dedicated tracking site Garmin Connect. I've found sites like, GPSies that have a wide variety of coarses that I can drag and drop into my Edge 500. I can then follow these coarse without worrying about getting lost or killing my iPhone battery in case I need it in an emergency. You can create your own custom coarse on the Garmin site and save it to your Edge then follow this as well. Great product all around. I'm Glad [...] recomended this to me!
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend