Argyle Style for GPS with Team Garmin® version of Edge® 500

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation is pleased to announce two new limited-edition colour schemes for the aerodynamic Edge 500 navigation device.

Unveiling argyle designs inspired by the iconic orange and blue patterns of professional cycling’s Team Garmin-Transitions, the limited edition Edge 500 and a new Edge 500 in black and white will be available in specialist cycling stores from May 2010.

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Andrew Silver Fitness Product Manager for Garmin said: “Fashion, function and fun intertwine with these new Edge 500 designs, perfect for road racing and keep an eye on your all important stats.

 “Team Garmin has used Edge technology to win professional races around the world and these new models help us spread the spirit of the Argyle Armada to even more handlebars.”  

Budget-friendly and weighing a mere 58g, Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, requires no calibration and can be switched quickly between bicycles. It also connects wirelessly with ANT+™ compatible third-party power meters.

Edge 500 tracks speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, climb and descent. All of this data can be displayed, shared and analysed on maps and charts at Garmin ConnectSM.


For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 uses a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation. A recent software update, available as a free download at, allows owners of any Edge 500 to now design workouts with multiple steps based on time, distance, calories, power output or heart rate. This feature also allows them to establish workout targets based on speed, calories, cadence, power output and heart rate.

The sleek and slim Edge 500 combines more data than ever into one device. In addition to syncing with compatible power meters, Edge 500 also pairs wirelessly with Garmin speed/cadence sensors and features advanced heart rate-based calorie computation when used with a Garmin heart rate monitor.

Edge 500 also displays temperature readings, changes time zones automatically and alerts riders if they’re moving but the timer is not running. With up to 18 hours of battery life, Edge 500 features a low-profile, quarter-turn mount that fits easily on the stem or handlebars. The new argyle Edge 500 is packaged with Garmin’s premium soft-strap heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor, bike mount, AC charger and USB cable. The neutral Edge 500 comes with the bike mount, AC charger and USB cable, and it can be paired with the other optional accessories when purchased separately to best suit each specific cyclist’s needs.

Cyclists and fans can track Team Garmin’s featured rides – or download, analyse and share activities of their own – by participating in Garmin Connect, an online training community of more than 20 million activities around the world. Garmin Connect displays data such as time, distance, speed, elevation and heart rate. This information is shown through charts, illustrations, reports and a variety of map representations including street, photo, topographic and elevation maps, as well as the popular Google Earth application. Garmin Connect users can search for activities in their area and try the activities for themselves by uploading the data to Garmin devices.

Edge 500 is the latest breakthrough from Garmin, which has spent more than 20 years developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, mobile, outdoor and fitness industries. For more about features and availability, as well as information about Garmin’s other products and services, go to