Garmin Announces Cycling Updates at Interbike

Garmin is excited to announce additional features for the  Edge 520Edge 820Edge 1000 cycling computers via free software updates available now.

New Live Track Auto Start – Garmin is excited to announce a new auto start on Garmin Connect Mobile for LiveTrack and GroupTrack. This new feature will provide users the ability to seamlessly use these features without needing to pull out their compatible smartphones1 before a ride. With auto start it is now easier than ever for users to be tracked by friends, family and fellow riders, helping them get home safely.

Strava – Garmin users, who are also Strava Premium users will now be able to use Strava Beacon with their automatic Garmin LiveTrack sessions. Garmin and Strava are also teaming up to enable seamless syncing of Strava Routs to compatible devices.

Shimano – Garmin and Shimano are working to further integrate support between Garmin Edge devices and the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems. Garmin has extended the support Edge for Di2 Dura-Ace top buttons for users to be able to control ANT+ bike lights, including the Varia smart bike lights, through their Di2 systems.

Trek – Cyclists can now use their compatible Edge device to automatically control Bontrager’s ANT+ lights. Flare and Ion lights will turn on automatically with the Edge and the ambient light sensor in the Edge 520, Edge 820 and Edge 1000 will set the appropriate lighting configuration for the day or night.