I just got the Garmin Edge 200 cycling computer from Wiggle – its not as advanced as the pricier GPS units, and doesn’t give you full map views like a satnav does. This GPS-enabled cycling computer tracks basic information such as time, distance, speed, location and calories burned. The Edge 200 is good for training, everyday and touring rides but its strength is the opportunity to upload your ride data to Garmin Connect™.
- Unit dimensions: 4.8 x 6.9 x 2.1cm
- Display size: 3.0 x 3.7cm
- Display resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
- Touchscreen: no
- Weight: 58.5g
- Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
- Battery life: up to 14 hours
- Water resistant: yes (IPX7)
- GPS-enabled: yes
- High-sensitivity receiver: yes
- Lap history: 1,000 laps (dependent on memory usage)
- Garmin Training Center® software compatible: yes
- Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): yes (within a course)
- Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): yes
- Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): yes
- Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): yes
- Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): yes
Edge 200 has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction to calculate your position faster. That means when you turn it on outdoors, it finds satellites quickly so you can get on with your ride. It also alerts you if you’re moving but the timer is not running.
Edge 200 has an Auto Pause feature so it will stop the timer when you’re not moving, then restart automatically when you’re rolling again. You also can set alerts for distance, time or calories.
I tried it out today and uploaded information on my first 3 rides. I love the tracking and mapping facility on Garmin Connect. Check the links…..