Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Edge 1000 announced

Garmin Edge 1000Garmin announced their latest cycling GPS this morning, the Edge 1000. New features include a larger 3″ and higher resolution screen, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and text and call notifications (iPhone 4S+ only for now; Android reportedly coming at a later date).

Rather than replacing previous models, the 1000 appears to be positioned as a new top of the line unit with an advanced feature set. It comes with preloaded maps and incorporates round trip routing, ala the Edge Touring series.

A new optional remote, similar to the one for the VIRB action camera, allows you to control some functions without moving your hands from the handlebars.

The bad news is that it carries an MSRP of $599.99, with spring 2014 availability. Amazon is saying they’ll have it in 1-2 months, although it appears that Garmin may be ready to ship them almost immediately.

Garmin’s blog has more details on things like segment features and Shimano Di2 gear display. Here’s a promo video:

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