Garmin Edge 1040 GPS Cycling Computer
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Average connection time 25 secs
Average connection time 25 secs
The Garmin Edge 1040 is easily one of the most advanced bike computers on the market. For this latest version, Garmin have significantly increased the accuracy of the GPS tracking by incorporating multi-band GNSS technology. So whether you’re riding on trails among the trees or tackling crowded mountain passes, you’ll always get an accurate record of your ride; crucially, you also have accurate turn-by-turn directions to follow. This level of GPS precision, combined with a battery life of 35 hours under heavy use, makes this is a bike computer truly suited to big adventures. But that’s not all, with a plethora of training and performance features, there’s very little this device can’t do.
In addition to an abundance of new features, as you’d expect from a top-of-the-line bike computer from Garmin, the Edge 1040 includes the usual high-quality mapping and navigation software, training and performance metrics, data analysis tools, and intuitive user interface you’d expect. All of this adds up to a GPS cycling computer that is hard to beat.
If you’re looking for an option with up to 100-hours of battery life and the ability to charge off the sun, check out the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar or if you want the bundle package Garmin Edge 1040 Bundle.
There’s been a number of hardware and software upgrades from the previous Edge 1030 Plus. For starters, the processing power has been boosted, so routes will load and calculate in seconds. Additionally, Garmin have revamped the user interface to make for a cleaner experience.
The Garmin Edge 1040 uses a large, touchscreen display, complemented by three physical buttons to start/stop an activity, lap time, and turn the device on/off. The touchscreen itself is capable of working well rain or shine, gloved or ungloved, enabling you to keep riding whatever the weather.
Another change from previous models is that the mounting point is now aluminium. But fear not, it’s still capable of working in conjunction with regular Garmin mounts and supports the Extended Battery Pack.
Longer Lasting Battery, Faster
Not only have Garmin increased the battery life, they’ve introduced USB-C charging. Meaning you’ll not only have a battery that’ll last for up to 35 hours, when it does run flat, getting it back up to charge will be much quicker.
The Set Up
Out the box we know you’ll be keen to get going as quickly as possible. Thankfully, setting up your Garmin Edge 1040 is a doddle. Simply pair it with the Garmin Connect Mobile app, via a smartphone, and that’s about it. If you have a an Edge series device already, you can transfer your current sport profiles, data pages, and settings automatically. You can also transfer all the current sensors you have paired to your previous device. But if you want to add new sensors this is a doddle, too. You can easily pair your heart rate monitor, cadence and speed sensor, and power meter, among others, via Bluetooth or Ant+. Handily, at the end each ride you’ll be able to see the battery life for your sensors.
Once you’ve set up your old profiles, there’s endless possibilities for customizing new ones. Create varied activity profiles for training, racing, commuting, mountain biking, or anything else you might like. Add up to ten data fields to your custom pages so you can keep your eye on all the data you could possibly need, or keep it minimal; the choice is yours. Usefully, in this upgraded model, you can edit all the data pages from your smartphone.
Increased GPS Accuracy
Garmin have incorporated multi-band, dual-frequency GNSS GPS into the Edge 1040; this is widely considered to be the pinnacle of GPS accuracy. When riding in areas that are surrounded by tall buildings, in dense tree cover, or within mountains the addition of multi-band GPS data will produce far more accurate results. However, there is a trade-off with battery life when using multi-band; for typical road rides, “All Systems” or “Base” GPS is recommended and will still provide better accuracy than the previous Edge 1030.
After your ride, Garmin has added a host of new features to this advanced bike computer. You’ll get the usual summary page, detailing the typical aspects of ride length and time. But in addition, there’s an achievements summary page that will show your personal records for a ride, the training impact and load, and recommended recovery time. What’s more, there’s a second page summarizing your routes, training effect, power data, and nutrition and hydration data, among others.
And, of course, you can sync your ride with Garmin Connect, via Bluetooth or WiFi, and share this with Strava, Komoot, and a host of other third party apps.
Mapping and Navigation
In terms of the navigation and mapping on offer, the Edge 1040 is market leading. You can plot routes on the device itself, making use of Garmin’s popularity data, or import a route from Garmin Connect or third-party apps. Garmin have added a number of points of interest to the device, which you can navigate straight to using the computer. For the off roaders, through partnership with Trailforks, the device has access to thousands of bike specific trails, as well.
Should you stumble off course, fear not, the device will automatically re-route you the most efficient way.
ClimbPro is one of Garmin’s most beloved bike computer features. With a route uploaded to your device, you will be able to display all the details of climbs on your route, including length, gradient, total ascent, and, crucially, how further you have to go to the top. This is an incredibly useful feature whether you relish a climb or loathe them.
A new feature for this device is Up Ahead way points. This allows you to set markers on a route so you know how far it is to a café stop or summit, or a decisive sprint point.
Training And Performance
Garmin have increased the number of features on offer to the performance minded: with Power Guide you can create training or race plans for a specific course; Cycling Ability will identify your relative cycling strengths; and Real-Time Stamina is a predictor of how far you will be able to ride at a certain intensity and whether you’re likely to be able to sustain this.
- Edge® 1040
- Mounts (standard and out-front)
- USB cable
- Multi-Band GNS GPS enabled for highly accurate ride tracking and navigation
- Up to 35-hours battery life
- Quick and easy set-up; just sync and go
- See your strengths as a cyclist, match your ability to the demands of a specific course, and get training plans targeted to specific courses or races
- Use power guide to manage your effort on a course or climb
- Stamina provides information on how long and far you can go on a given intensity, better enabling you to manage your efforts
- Find popular routes and trails in unfamiliar neighbourhoods with Garmin’s route planning by popularity
- Connect to all your favourite smart devices and third party apps, like Strava, TrainingPeaks, and Komoot, to name a few
- See workout recommendations, adapted to your current training load
- ClimbPro allows you to see how many climbs are on a given route and how long and steep they are
- For off-road riders, see your jump count, jump distance, and hang time
- Log your nutrition and hydration, and receive prompts on when to eat and drink.
- Heart Rate (ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart)
- Speed/Cadence (ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart)
- Garmin VIRB (ANT+)
- Cycling Lights (ANT+)
- Cycling Radar (ANT+)
- Cycling Power (ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart)
- Garmin inReach (ANT+)
- Garmin Edge Remote (ANT+)
- Shimano STEPS (Proprietary Shimano ANT)
- eBike (ANT+)
- Gear Shifting (ANT+)
- Shimano Di2 (Proprietary Shimano ANT)
- Smart Trainer (ANT+)
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