Garmin goes Lilliputian

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Hot on the heels of Lezyne’s Mini, Power and Super GPSs, Garmin has just released details of its new Edge 20 and 25 GPS cycling computers, claiming they are (now) the smallest in the world.

Is the resemblance to Casio’s F-91 intentional?

Looking at the measurements, we think that the Garmin might indeed be the smallest physical unit – but the measurements suggest that the Lezyne unit will still appear smaller from the rider’s viewing position on the bike, which (of course) is where it matters. We’re hoping to get test samples from both brands soon so we can do a proper, real-world comparison for you.

Both of Garmin’s new units are water resistant, and GPS and GLONASS-enabled, for accurate tracking. Garmin claims up to an eight-hour battery life and a head unit weight of 25g.

Edge 20

The Edge 20 will record your route and details of speed, distance, ascent, etc. to be uploaded to Garmin Connect after your ride via a PC or Mac. You can also download courses from Garmin Connect.

Edge 25

The Edge 25 does all this, and adds a hefty dose of connectivity: it can pair with suitable Bluetooth devices (eg. a phone), so you can upload to Garmin Connect while on the trail, share your rides on social media, and use the Live Tracking feature. It also adds ANT+ compatibility, and can be paired with heart rate, cadence and speed sensors for extra data.

Edge 20 £109.99
Edge 25 £139.99
Edge 25 + HRM £169.99

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Jenn Hill was the deputy editor here at Singletrack up until her untimely death from Lung Cancer in October 2015. She was and remains an inspiration to us all here at Singletrack. Jenn Hill - 1977-2015

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