The Garmin Edge 1030 and 130 have been updated and relaunched as the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus and Garmin Edge 130 Plus, adding some noteworthy features to Garmin’s high-end and entry-level cycling computer range. As a refresher, the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus is likely better suited to bikepacking due to its larger colour screen, preloaded basemaps, and Trailforks integration. Find a breakdown on both devices below.
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus
The Garmin Edge 1030 Plus comes preloaded with an even wider array of maps, offering more coverage than the previous generation. It also comes preloaded with Trailforks data, which provides accurate trail data from over 80 countries, and features more advanced navigation functionality and processing speeds. The 1030 Plus uses the same 3.5″ colour touchscreen as the previous generation, and its design maintains three external buttons. There are loads of new training features and on-bike reminders built into the device, including workout suggestions, notifications to rehydrate and refuel, as well as elevation and accelerometer data. It also has the ability to sync with an inReach device to view and reply to messages, as well as trigger SOS alerts. Paired with Garmin’s optional Charge Power Pack, the Edge 1030 Plus could theoretically deliver up to 48 hours of battery life—something I’m sure bikepackers and ultra-endurance riders will appreciate. The Garmin Edge 1030 Plus is available now from Garmin.com and ranges in price from $599.99 to $699.99 USD.
Garmin Edge 130 Plus
The Edge 130 Plus is one of Garmin’s more entry-level cycling computers, with less focus on navigation features and a clean interface that’s geared toward covering all of the basics. Unlike the 1030 Plus, the 130 Plus doesn’t use any base mapping, so navigation is done solely on a blank screen with just a breadcrumb map. For those training, the 130 Plus offers insights such as VO2 max, heart rate, heart rate zones, calories burned, and can keep track of detailed mountain biking metrics, including jump count, jump distance, and hang time. Like the 1030 Plus, it can sync with your smartphone to relay text messages and weather alerts, and offers up to 12 hours of battery life. The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is available now from Garmin.com and ranges in price from $199.99 to $249.99 USD.
Check out Garmin’s original press release here for all the details. We hope to get our hands on the new Edge 1030 Plus soon for a closer look.
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