Warranty: 1+1* Years (1 YEAR Garmin + 1 YEAR Garmin Authorized Dealer)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Cycle Computer Introduction
With Edge 520 Plus, you can train smarter and discover new routes. This cycling computer features advanced navigation and challenges built right in, not to mention a bright color screen, preloaded Strava Live Segments and the Garmin Cycle Map with turn-by-turn directions. Whether you’re exploring new routes or pushing your limits at race time, Edge 520 Plus has exactly what you need.
Personalized Race Day Power Plan From Best Bike Split
The preloaded Best Bike Split app allows you to see how changes in weight, power and drag can affect your goal race time, and it creates the perfect power plan for race day. With the Best Bike Split Race Sync app, your race day power plan will guide you to your best bike split ever. Simply link your Best Bike Split account with your Edge 520 Plus, and all of your current race plans will be available at your fingertips. Create a Best Bike Split account today.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Cycle Computer Features
- Advanced GPS bike computer for competing and navigation
- Features advanced navigation, including new rider alerts and the pre loaded Garmin cycle map with turn by turn directions on and off road
- Preloaded Strava Live Segments let you compete second by second with your previous best or another rider’s PR; see real time results right on your screen
- Stay connected with your compatible smartphone using LiveTrack and Group Track, smart notifications, rider to rider messaging and built in Incident Detection
- Monitors cycling specific Vo2 Max and recovery time when used with option power and heart rate monitors
- Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP) and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ power meters
- Battery life: up to 15 hours, depending on usage
Garmin 520 Plus Unit
Cadence + Speed V2 Sensor
HRM Dual Sensor
Physical Dimensions: 49mm x 73mm x 21mm
Display Size: 35mm x 47mm, 2.3’’ diagonal
Display Resolution: 200 x 265 pixels
Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery Life: Up to 15 hours
Water Rating: IPX7
Maps and Memory
Ability to Add Maps
Storage and Power Capacity – Internal Memory Only
History: up to 200 hours
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity (Bluetooth, ANT+)
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
VIRB Camera Remote
Smartphone Compatibility (iPhone, Android)
Safety and Tracking Features
Activity Tracking Features
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
Alerts – Triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Garmin Cycle Map -Routable cycling-specific street map
Cycling Dynamics Compatible
Power Meter Compatible
Compatible with Varia Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)
Compatible with Varia Lights
In the Box
Edge 520 Plus
Flush Out-Front Mount
AC Adapter Cable, Europe
Garmin Charge Power Pack
Lanyards, Straps, Holsters and Clips
Cases and Covers
Silicone Cases (Edge 520)
Heart Rate Monitors
Bike Cadence Sensor Bands
Bike Mount Elastic Bands
Speed/Cadence Bike Sensor Replacement Parts
Road Bike Mount
Extended Out-Front Bike Mount
Quarter-Turn Bike Mount
Large Tube Mount (VIRB)
Small Tube Mount (VIRB Series)
Garmin VIRB Series
Garmin VIRB Series Vented Helmet Strap Mount
Garmin Varia Universal Out-Front Mount
Mount and Bands (Varia Vision/Nautix)
Quarter-Turn to Friction Flange Mount Adapter
Flush Out-Front Mount
Edge Mount Bike Mount
Edge Remote Control
Garmin eBike Remote
USB ANT Stick
Speed Sensor 2
Cadence Sensor 2
Bike Speed Sensor 2 and Cadence Sensor 2 Bundle
Frequently Asked Questions on Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Cycle Computer
Q: This pack includes the mounts
Yes, it comes with mounts
Q: Easily Moved bike to bike?
Yes. One of the included mounts uses elastic bands for mounting on stem or handlebar which can be easily removed and reinstalled on another bike. Or get additional mounts for other bikes, at which point it is a simple twist-lock to remove/reattach the computer.
Q: When this is connected to your phone, can you play music through it?
No, there are no speakers on the device except for an audible beep when you press buttons.
Q: Does it display distance in miles?
Yes it displays distance in miles in real time plus a number of other metrics. I love this device.
Q: Does it keep track of calories burned?
Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Cycle Computer Key Highlights
Advanced Navigation with Garmin Cycle Map
Edge 520 Plus is preloaded with the Garmin Cycle Map and includes turn-by-turn navigation and navigation alerts that notify you of upcoming sharp turns. And, of course, it’s smart enough to guide you back to the route — or back to start — if you deviate from it or decide to head home early.
Messages From Rider to Rider
There’s no need to reach for the phone or worry about your fellow riders when they pull ahead or fall behind. Rider-to-rider messaging (with a compatible smartphone) lets you send prewritten notes from your Edge 520 Plus bike computer to theirs. Let your friends know if you’ll catch up in a few minutes or if they should go on without you. If you have a flat tire or need assistance, you can send a message to your fellow riders who are paired with GroupTrack — so they can find you.
Advanced Performance Monitoring
Edge 520 Plus is compatible with ANT+ technology sensors, including speed, cadence and heart rate. For even more performance data, 520 Plus is also compatible with ANT+ power meters, including Vector 3 (sold separately). Our unique pedal-based power meter measures total power, left/right balance and cadence. You can even record cycling dynamics to get a better look at your form, including where your power is being applied on the pedal and throughout the pedal stroke.
Customize Your Device
It’s easy to customize your Edge 520 Plus bike computer with the free apps, widgets and data fields you want from our Connect IQ store. Apps such as AccuWeather MinuteCast let you know when the rain will stop so you can find time for a ride. Get immediate feedback with the MPA and Power app from Xert so you can see if you’re exceeding your maximum power available. A variety of configurable data fields show your favorite stats on a single, easy-to-read screen.
Ride with Confidence and Ease
Edge 520 Plus is compatible with our Varia line of cycling awareness devices, including rearview radar and smart bike lights. By pairing these devices with your Edge, you can get alerts — right on your Edge display — to approaching cars and help drivers see you. Use LiveTrack to let your friends and family follow your real-time location, or use GroupTrack to keep tabs on up to 50 of your riding buddies — and let them keep tabs on you — if you get separated.
This is a super reliable device for tracking and monitoring important information while riding. I have used it for a 200km, 400km and a 600km BRM rides and I did not face any trouble with the data it recorded. The best part being it can be charged using a power-bank while it’s mounted. I am happy. :D
Did a lot of research into cheaper alternatives before buying this (price at the time of purchase was 17,999). Works as expected, and has some pretty cool training/analytics features via the Garmin Connect app. Would have bought the HRM too, but found that it’s easier/more cost effective to import/combine sensor data from my other wearables with the Garmin file (GPX + GOTOES) before uploading to Strava for a more comprehensive dashboard. Later bought the cadence/speed sensors for more accurate monitoring, and am happy with this computer.
Amazing for cycling athletes who want to improve their training and for athlethes who do interval training. It is possible to load the workouts before the workout which I use a lot for my interval sessions. Overall an amazing purchase. Go for it without giving a second thought if you are seriously into this sport.
I recently bought this product and I am extremely satisfied. If you do not go on mountain trails or are not interested with the mountain biking features then this is the cyclocomputer to go for over the 530 which is the latest. The Map calculations are slower than 530 but is completely manageable.
Got this on sale from Cyclops. Got a good deal and delivery was quick. Garmin 520 Edge Plus is an entry level Smart Cyclocomputer. A very good investment for cyclists who are looking for a dependable Cyclocomputer with good connectivity (Bluetooth, ANT+) and battery life.