Garmin introduces Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus, the new GPS devices designed for navigating by bike

OLATHE, Kan./August 29, 2013 — Garmin
International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in
satellite navigation, today announced the Edge
and Edge Touring Plus cycling
computers, its first navigators created just for cyclists.

EdgeTouring_HR_801.4Edge Touring and Edge Touring plus
work like a GPS navigator for a car, packed with bike-specific features and
preloaded maps and POIs to help cyclists to find their way. They provide both
on-road and off-road navigation and can provide round-trip ride options based
on a set distance. Cyclists simply enter an address or search for
POIs and Edge Touring will give clear turn-by-turn directions to
destination(s). The Edge Touring and
Edge Touring Plus will debut at the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen
(Hall A5, booth 201), where they will be prominently displayed.

“The new Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus
give cyclists the freedom to know they can find their way,” said Andy Silver,
Garmin’s EMEA Product Manager – Fitness. “Easy to set up, easy to use and
preloaded with bike-specific maps, they will let riders navigate safely and
securely to their destinations.”


Designed for Navigating by Bike: Edge Touring comes
preloaded with bike-specific maps that make it easy for cyclists to stay on the
route and find their way back again. Whether cyclists are riding from A to B,
asking Edge Touring to provide a Roundtrip Route, or following a ride that they
have planned or downloaded from Garmin
or Basecamp. Edge Touring will guide them on
their ride with clear turn-by-turn visual instructions. Users can choose
between Cycling, Tour Cycling and Mountain Bike modes to calculate the most
appropriate route. Edge Touring will then guide cyclists on suitable roads or bike
paths to their destination.

Navigate your way: Edge Touring gives you the freedom
to choose. Cyclists can navigate from A to B by simply choosing a destination
or they can use the new Routeplanner function to manually create routes
directly on their Edge Touring using favorite locations and other points of
interest from the preloaded maps.

New Round Trip Routing: Input the distance
you want to ride and Edge Touring will do the rest. It will calculate up to 3
routes to choose from, including their distance and elevation profiles.
Cyclists can compare the routes, choose the one to follow and press ride for
turn by turn directions the whole way.

EdgeTouringPlus_HR_762.3Designed for Simplicity:
Edge Touring comes
with a new, simple user interface, which allows quick access to key navigation
and ride-related functionality. The Garmin Cycle Map for Europe comes preloaded
on a simple plug and play micro SD card. There is no need to fit additional
complex sensors – Edge Touring is ready to go straight out of the box. Switch
on, press start and ride.

Designed for Riding: Robust,
water resistant and with a 2.6’’ touchscreen that works in the wet and with
gloves – Edge Touring is designed for the elements. It weighs less than 100g
and fits easily on the stem or on the bars. The rechargeable battery will last
up to 15 hours, and it is also compatible with the optional Garmin powermonkey
eXplorer external battery pack which will give an additional 20 hours of ride
time. Edge Touring displays key ride data such as time, speed, average speed,
max speed and distance. Cyclists can view from 1 to 10 fields on a clear
customisable screen. Edge Touring comes with a quarter-turn bike mount and can
be easily transferred between bikes.

Replay and Relive Your Rides: Edge
Touring records how far, how fast and where cyclists ride so users can replay,
relive and share each ride in detail once it has been uploaded to Garmin Connect.

EdgeTouringPlus_HR_801.1Explore More:

Cyclists can share their own rides or search for ones others have completed on Garmin Connect
or look for Adventures on
Garmin’s free Basecamp software.
Once they have
found a ride they like, they can send it to Edge Touring and follow. Users can
also create own new rides by simply clicking the points on a map in Garmin Connect
or Basecamp and send it to
their Edge Touring. New rides can also be downloaded from third party sites to

Edge Touring Plus – The Premium GPS
Navigator For Cyclists:
Edge Touring Plus provides all
bike-specific features of Edge Touring, and in addition is ANT+ compatible, so it
will work wirelessly with an optional Garmin heart rate monitor to help cyclists
know how hard they are working. Edge Touring Plus will even display key data
such as range or remaining charge from ANT+ compatible eBikes. It also includes
a barometric altimeter for accurate elevation, gradient, ascent and descent

The Edge Touring
and Touring Plus are available now and have suggested retail prices starting
from £199.99 and £249.99 respectively. Garmin’s latest cycling navigators will be
presented to the international media and consumers the very first time at the
Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen from August 28 – 31. (Hall A5, booth


Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus are the
latest solutions from Garmin’s expanding fitness segment, which focuses on
developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives and promotes
healthy and active lifestyles.  Whether it’s running, cycling, or other
athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming essential tools for
athletes both amateur and elite.  For more about features, pricing and
availability, as well as information about Garmin’s other fitness products and
services, go to, and