Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected
Garmin has updated its Edge cycling computers with the launch of the Garmin Edge 810 and Garmin Edge 610 at CES 2013.
The navigation company teased us before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that new devices would be launched and has now listed the new devices on its website, although it hasn't made any formal announcement yet.
The Garmin Edge 810 is the top-of-the-line touchscreen device with a 2.6-inch display giving you both street-level navigation and advanced training features.
Naturally the Edge 810 will track your rides with GPS, as well as giving you wireless ANT+ connectivity, to link up to sensors for heart rate, cadence, and power.
The Edge 810 also features Bluetooth, so you can connect with your iPhone or Android handset to view data on the larger screen, as well as sharing data or your location so you can be tracked live on your ride.
In return, using your mobile data connection, the Garmin Edge 810 can display weather, so you'll know that things are turning sour on that long ride you have planned, without having to fish your phone out of your pocket.
Of course the Edge 810 is a purpose-built cycling computer, so it's waterproof and rugged for protection from the environment. It offers 17 hours of battery life.
The Garmin Edge 810 is available in two versions, the basic Edge 810 device is priced at $499.99, the US Performance and Navigation bundle, including US maps, heart rate monitor and cadence sensor is $699.99.
Other regional versions (Europe/Australia & New Zealand) will be available, but currently we don't have pricing.
The Garmin Edge 510 is a more affordable device, priced at $329 ($399.99 for the performance bundle with the extra sensors).
Again it is touchscreen, offering to track all the details of your ride, with ANT+ compatibility for connecting to those sensors and Bluetooth for connection to the Garmin Connect Mobile app.
The big difference from the Edge 810 is its lack of full mapping. However, it is compatible with both GPS and GLOSNASS satellites.