Garmin® introduces the Edge® 520 Plus – a GPS cycling computer with advanced navigation and connected features

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Edge 520 Plus, a GPS bike computer featuring advanced
navigation, performance monitoring capabilities and connected features
that’s built for use both on or off the road. Whether hitting the trails
or streets, cyclists will benefit from the preloaded Garmin Cycle Maps
that feature turn-by-turn directions for all terrains, and alerts to
sharp curves ahead. The Edge 520 Plus is being announced in conjunction
with the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, and can be seen at the
Garmin booth (#184).

“The Edge 520 is one of our best-selling cycling computers, so we wanted
to take something our customers know and love and improve upon it,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Therefore,
some of the navigational and safety features once available only on our
higher-end models – like the Garmin Cycle Map, rider-to-rider messaging,
Incident Detection and more – are now integrated into the Edge 520 Plus.”

Preloaded on the Edge 520 Plus, the Garmin Cycle Map includes
turn-by-turn navigation and new alerts that notify riders of sharp
curves ahead. It will even guide cyclists back to the route – or back to
start – if they stray away or decide to head home early. Before heading
out, riders can plan and download their routes on the improved and
revamped Course Creator in Garmin Connect™, which uses Trendline™
popularity routing to provide riders with the best road, mountain or
gravel routes that are aggregated from those most traveled by fellow

While out for a ride, the Edge 520 Plus gives cyclists the freedom to
put their phone away and still feel connected. Rider-to-rider messaging
lets cyclists send prewritten messages directly from their Edge 520 Plus
to other riders using a compatible device1. Built-in Incident
Detectionwill automatically send a cyclist’s location to
emergency contacts if they run into trouble, while GroupTrack2 and
LiveTrack3 let friends, family and other cyclists keep track
of a rider’s location in real time.

Compatible with the Varia™ line of cycling awareness devices, including
the new RTL510 rearview radar and UT800
smart headlight
, the Edge 520 Plus helps to create a safer riding
environment by alerting cyclists to approaching cars right on the
display. For riders looking for advanced performance monitoring
features, the Edge 520 Plus is compatible with ANT+® sensors
– including speed, cadence and heart rate – as well as ANT+ power meters
like the Vector™
to track functional threshold power (FTP) and cycling dynamics.
While using a heart rate strap, cyclists can see even more physiological
data, including VO2 max and recovery time to help users keep track of
how their body is performing from ride to ride. Mountain bike
enthusiasts can connect the Edge remote control with their Edge 520 Plus
to easily start and stop the timer, change the page or mark a lap
without taking their hands off the bars.

The Edge 520 Plus comes with the latest version of Strava Live Segments,
providing cyclists with even more competition and segments. Cyclists can
star their favorite Strava segments, and while riding, will receive an
upcoming segment alert as they approach a start. Riders will then
receive second-by-second, real-time comparisons of their performance
against their most relevant competitor and will race against their
actual speeds – not just their average. Preloaded with the Strava Routes
Connect IQ app, starred routes can now be wirelessly synced to the Edge
520 Plus so cyclists can navigate and compete on their favorite Strava
segments at the same time4.

For cyclists interested in hitting the trails, the Trailforks app, which
can be downloaded from the Connect IQ™ store, lets users send selected
routes to their device and head out for a ride. Featuring trails from
more than 80 countries, Trailforks can also use a cyclist’s riding
preferences to recommend nearby routes.

Using the Best Bike Split Race Sync app installed on the Edge 520 Plus
means cyclists will have all their current race plans available at their
fingertips. Best Bike Split allows riders to see how changes in weight,
power and drag affect their goal race time, while helping to create the
perfect power plan for race day.

Installed on the Edge 520 Plus, the TrainingPeaks Connect IQ app puts
daily workouts right on the device. It guides cyclists through a workout
in real time – complete with intensity targets and interval durations.
After a workout, syncing to TrainingPeaks will provide cyclists with a
detailed analysis of their ride, as well as the ability to measure
progress toward their goals.

Featuring up to 15 hours of battery life5, the Edge 520 Plus
has a suggested retail price of $279.99. A bundle option, which includes
a heart rate monitor as well as cadence and speed sensors, has a
suggested retail price of $379.99. Additionally, a mountain bike bundle
option, which includes a mountain bike mount, Edge remote control and
silicone case has a suggested retail price of $329.99.

The Edge 520 Plus is the latest innovation from the ever-expanding
Garmin fitness segment that develops technologies to enhance and promote
healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists,
swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active
throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their
health and fitness goals.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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1 Compatible with the Edge 520 Plus, 820 and 1030
When paired with a compatible
; GroupTrack can track up to 50 riders
When paired with a compatible

4 Requires Strava Premium membership
Battery life may vary depending on usage

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subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in
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States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and Edge are registered
trademarks and Varia, Garmin Connect, Trendline and Connect IQ are
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Garmin International, Inc. Stephanie Schultz, 913-397-8200 [email protected]