“Answer the call for adventure with the advanced mapping and navigation features of our latest GPS cycling computer, the Edge Explore 1000,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Featuring cycling-specific maps and points of interest, the Edge Explore 1000 also offers innovative features that help create a safer riding environment for cyclists while they explore new routes.”
The first Garmin device to offer incident detection capabilities via an integrated accelerometer, the Edge Explore 1000 can manually or automatically send a cyclist’s location to emergency contacts in the event of an accident. It is also compatible with the innovative Varia line of smart cycling devices, including a first-of-its-kind rearview bike radar and smart bike lights. These features help create a safer cycling environment, allowing cyclists to stay focused and enjoy their ride with peace of mind. Additional ANT+ sensor compatibility include power meters, heart rate monitors, speed and cadence sensors and VIRB.
Ideal for all riding conditions – rain or shine – the Edge Explore 1000 features a large, high-resolution 3” capacitive touch display that adjusts automatically for low-light riding conditions, offers up to 15 hours of battery life, and is compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites for fast connection. When paired with a compatible Bluetooth device and the Garmin Connect Mobile app, the Edge Explore 1000 offers live tracking, incoming call and text alerts, social media sharing, weather, wireless uploads and sending/receiving courses.
The Edge Explore 1000 is expected to begin shipping in Q3 and has a suggested retail price of $449.99.