Garmin Edge 1000
Real time data, full time training: Garmin's Edge 1000 helps you connect, compare, and compete. Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and ANT+ gives you access to on-ride competitions through Garmin Connect, Smart Notifications from your phone, and real-time segment and leaderboard updates. This module is also pre-loaded with Garmin's Cycle Map, complete with routable road and bike path data, elevation, points of interest, and address search. Mapping data is stored onboard the Edge 1000, so feel free to explore outside of cell coverage. The Edge 1000 features the same quality and specs you've come to expect from Garmin: a three-inch, high-resolution touchscreen, complete cycle computer functionality, GPS mapping and tracking, Virtual partner, and Advanced Workouts for customized, goal-oriented training. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery has up to 15 hours of life, and the Edge 1000 comes with traditional and out-front handlebar mounts.
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I've had a Garmin Edge 1000 since it first came out. First off, having a touchscreen on anything as configurable as a high-end bike computer should be a requirement. It makes it *so* much easier to work with... if you want to change a field on a screen from, say, cadence to speed, you just touch it for a couple seconds and voila, up come all the options you can populate that field with! And now Garmin has opened it's interface up to 3rd parties so you can download all sorts of apps for new functionality. Battery life is better than the smaller units too. But- if you're trying to get the longest-possible battery life, and you're following a pre-programmed course, make sure auto-recalculate is turned off. That's a real battery hog.
I've had the Garmin Edge 1000 for 2 months now. At the beginning it worked alright. The screen was nice, Route Planner was cool. Live Tracking only worked half of the time, but that wasnt a dealbreaker for me. Overall, I was satisfied until my last few rides- The device hasn't been able to acquire any satellites and therefore, no GPS or map data, making my Edge 1000 nearly useless. I have just started going through the warranty process. According to Garmin, if you purchase the Edge 1000 and it becomes defective before 60 days, You will receive a brand new device. It's been 65 days since my purchase so I just barely missed the mark. In about a month or so I will receive a refurbished device that I pray will last longer than my last Edge 1000 did, but I wont hold my breath.
Used the Garmin Edge 500 for years and enjoyed it, even the social / sharing bits, but I couldn't decide whether to upgrade to the Edge 510 or the Edge 810, so I finessed the whole question and got the Edge 1000. I wanted a bigger screen and the dual GPS. The dual GPs is nice, but the large screen is wonderful for my aging eyeballs. Much easier to set up than the Edge 500 in general, and the touch screen works great. Held back one star because the manual looks complete but isn't, and the Bluetooth interface with the iPhone for texts and incoming calls isn't ready for prime time. This is almost certainly a software issue, so I'm guessing it will be worked out eventually. For riding metrics, though, there are so many nice little touches. I'm really glad I got it.