Physical and Performance
Physical Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm (1.9″ x 2.9″ x 0.8″)
Display Size (W x H): 3.5 x 4.7 cm (1.4″ x 1.9″)
Display Resolution (W x H): 200 x 265 pixels
Weight: 60 g
Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery Life: Up to 15 hours
Water Rating: IPX7
High-sensitivity Receiver: Yes
Barometric Altimeter: Yes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone): Yes
Maps & Memory
History: Up to 180 hours
Compatible With Vector™: Yes
Bike Speed/Cadence Sensor: Yes (optional)
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): Yes
Courses (compete against previous activities): Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): Yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): Yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): Yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): Yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: Yes
Customisable screen(s): Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): Yes (records data approx. 1 per second)
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride): Yes
Compatible with Varia™ bike radar and lights: Yes
Edge® remote compatibility: Yes
Advanced performance and power analysis: Yes, including new Time in Zone, FTP tracking, cycling-specific VO2 and recovery and cycling dynamics
Bike trainer profile for compatible Turbo trainer data display and control: Yes
On-device segment compatibility for dynamic and engaging in-ride competition: Yes
Operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C
Connected features via a smartphone: Yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ and Garmin Connect™ Mobile: Yes
Compatible with VIRB® action cameras: Yes
Integration with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting: Yes
Weather alerts: Yes
Preloaded Garmin cycling map: No
Wi-Fi® compatible: No
Round-trip routing: No
Route planner: No
Offers In-Ride Challenges Through Strava Live Segments
Strava live segments, colour display, connected capabilities and advanced analysis features.
The Edge 520 is the GPS bike computer that’s right-sized for competitive cyclists and packed with the features.
Edge 520 is the first bike computer that’s compatible with Strava live segments and includes a 3-month trial of Strava Premium. With this membership, your starred Strava segments automatically sync with the 520 for live feedback during your ride. You’ll also get alerts for segment start and finish and leaderboard rankings once you complete the segment.
The compact, rugged form factor and 15+ hour battery life of Edge 520 make it ideal for off-road adventures. It’s also compatible with GPS/GLONASS satellites, so you benefit from more signal options, wherever your ride takes you.
Pairs with Compatible ANT+® Indoor Trainers
For data display and control.
Edge 520 is compatible with ANT+ sensors, including Varia™ bike radar and lights, speed, cadence, heart rate, Edge and VIRB® remotes and compatible weight scales. It also integrates with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems to display your current gear on the screen. Edge 520 is also compatible with ANT+ power meters, including the Vector series.
Edge 520 has a host of training capabilities when paired with compatible ANT+ indoor trainers. Let’s say you want to train at an average power of 240 watts. Just set the target on Edge 520, start pedaling, and the trainer will automatically adjust to keep you at your target while the 520 shows your stats. You can also follow a course that you or another rider created and literally race the recorded stats, with the trainer adjusting resistance to match the elevation profile.
Pair it with a power meter and Edge 520 offers an additional set of features, like FTP and watts/kg tracking, so you can compare yourself to others, as well as cycling dynamics (When used with Vector or Vector 2 power meter). A built-in FTP test helps you establish your baseline either on the trainer or on the road. Add heart rate (optional extra) and the 520 can derive your VO2 max estimate and post-ride recovery time, which indicates how long before you should attempt another hard effort.
Automatic uploads, live tracking, smart notifications, send/receive courses, social media sharing, weather.
When paired with your compatible phone and the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, Edge 520 offers live tracking, smartphone alerts, social media sharing, weather and wireless uploads. Once your ride is complete, the data can be automatically sent to Garmin Connect™, our online community where you can save, plan and share your rides.