Average connection time 25 secs
Average connection time 25 secs
Despite an influx of competitors in recent years, Garmin still remains synonymous with GPS bike computers. The Edge 830 might be one step down from the company’s top-tier model, but that’s not to say it’s not a state-of-the-art device in its own right. For this version, the US-based brand have packed it full of features that’ll satisfy both road cyclists and mountain bikers. As well as the expected features, like logging your rides, there’s a plethora of training features incorporated, such as the ability to track heat and altitude acclimation training, and a variety of performance metrics. For the mountain bikers, you can capture your airtime, how well you’ve ridden a trail, and explore new trails.
The Edge 830 has a 66mm (2.6”), color touchscreen display, supplemented by a few buttons for stopping/starting a ride, lapping, and turning the device on/off. The end result is a very sleekly shaped device, that won’t look out of place on your modern bicycle. Functionally, Garmin have improved upon the previous version, too. The touchscreen is intuitive and simple to use, and it’ll function even in the wet.
Your device will arrive complete with a mapset of the region you bought it in. To make the most of these maps, the Edge 830 has some powerful navigation tricks up its sleeve. Turn-by-turn navigation, on pre-planned routes, is better than ever. You can use Garmin Connect’s heat map data to generate and upload your own routes or use the online-routing platform of your choice to create and upload routes.
A key feature that distinguishes this device from lesser devices, like the Edge 530, is that it will perform address-specific routing through the device itself. Meaning, you can enter a street address on the computer and the device will generate a route from your location to the entered location. You can also browse points of interest, such as hotels, shops, train stations, etc. and be taken straight to them.
Don’t despair if you go off route or end up in unfamiliar territory. Auto-rerouting will get you back on track and you can use the navigation software to take you back to your saved locations, like home.
ClimbPro is a feature Garmin have added for those that spend their days climbing, whether you like climbs or not. When using a pre-loaded route, this feature will automatically generate detailed climb charts for the climbs on your route. You’ll be able to see how far there is to go, the average grade for the remainder of the climb, and you can also add customizable data fields. The Edge 830 will handily color code your climb, based on the severity of the gradient. So that, depending on your perspective, you’ll be able to see how much joy or suffering remains on your ride.
Upgrade Your Training
If you are training or racing in hot or high altitude locations you’ll be interested in the heat and altitude acclimation features. With these features you’ll receive data post-workout on whether you have acclimated to particular heat or altitude.
For longer rides, a well-timed nutrition schedule is vital for maximal performance. While following a pre-loaded route, the Garmin Edge 830 will send periodic reminders to eat and drink. At the end of the ride, you can also tell the device how much you have eaten and drunk, to begin to get an accurate picture of whether your nutrition strategy is adequate.
Training Status will display your Training Load over the last week, and let you know whether your training is productive or not. Additionally, the Edge 830 will also keep a record of your FTP, estimated VO2 Max, and your power curve.
Activity Profiles And Data Screens
If you want to participate in different forms of cycling, or even just want different setups for different types of ride, then you can create a variety of custom activity profiles. You can have a mountain biking profile to see your jumps. A road-training profile with all the training metrics you desire. And a slimmed-down race profile, with only the bare essentials, for race day. Or set up whatever you like.
There’s no set limit to the data pages you can employ and you display up to 12 data fields per page, so whether you want all the data or a minimal set up, the choice is yours.
Should the worst happen and you are involved in an incident, incident detection can be used to automatically alert designated friends or family. You can also enable live track so your ride buddies and family can follow your progress.
Rest a little easier during the café stop with Garmin’s Bike Alarm feature. Internal accelerometers, within the device, will detect if your pride and joy is moved while you’ve paused for a rest. You’ll be notified if this does happen via phone notifications and an alarm sounding from the device itself.
Find My Edge is a particularly useful feature for off-road riding. Should your device become dislodged from your bike, with this setting enabled, you’ll be able to see where the computer is and trigger an alarm to help you locate it.
Mountain Bike Features
In partnership with Trailforks, the mountain-bike trail mappers, Garmin is offering hundreds of thousands of mountain-bike trail routes built into the unit, along with a trail rating for each. You can then plan a route using Trailforks or let Garmin pick a trail based on a particular rating. All that’s left for you to do is fly down the trail. Once completed, you can see an accurate overview of how hard the trail was and how well you nailed it.
Mountain Bike Dynamics is also included in the Edge 830 bike computer. This feature includes Grit, Flow, and Jumps. Grit is responsible for calculating a difficulty rating for each route. Grit factors in elevation and GPS data to rate how testing a trail is. The higher the number, the more testing the trail. Flow will let you know how well you’ve ridden a particular trail. It will analyze your momentum, by looking at things like braking, and will provide a score you can work on. The lower your Flow rating, the better. Lastly, Jumps, as you will imagine is about your airtime. It’ll log how many jumps you’ve performed, as well as the distance and hang time.
So if you are looking for a GPS-enabled, touchscreen bike computer look no further than Garmin’s Edge 830. If you are a performance-oriented cyclist, that wants dynamic performance monitoring and insights into your training it’ll serve you well. Equally, use it to pace your climbs and track your jump count and distance, and hang time.
- 20 hours of battery life, up to 48 hours in power save mode
- Dimensions = 50mm x 82mm x 20mm
- A 66mm touchscreen, color display
- Display resolution = 246 x 322 pixels
- Weighs 79.1g
- IPX7 water rating
- Add and create routes
- WiFi, Bluetooth, and ANT+ enabled
- Cadence (ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart)
- Edge Remote (ANT+)
- eBike (ANT+)
- Heart Rate (ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart)
- Lights (ANT+)
- Indoor Trainer (ANT+ FE-C, though paired in a different spot)
- Radar (ANT+)
- Power Meter (ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart)
- Shifting (ANT+)
- Shimano Di2 (ANT)
- Speed/Cadence (ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart)
- Speed (ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart)
- Varia Vision (ANT+)
- VIRB (ANT+)
In the Box
- Device only
- Edge 830
- Flush out-front mount
- Standard mount
- USB cable
- Pre-loaded with UK and EU Maps
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Coming from a Garmin 1000 I am more than impressed with the 830. More compact but obviously new software on the 830 just make it feel premium. Segments pop up very well and the additional information regarding profile and all time KOM are well illustrated. No hesitation in recommending the Garmin 830 .
Where do you start? The levels of screens and the data provided on thin unit are Awesome. The combinations to deliver your information is fantastic as much or as little as you need. Linking to Power, cadence and all the other info is great and easy. Very pleased with this unit