OLATHE, Kan.–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Edge Explore 1000, an easy-to-use GPS bike computer with cycling-specific maps and points of interest.
Ideal for touring and adventure, the Edge Explore 1000 features preloaded Garmin Cycle Map with routable road and bike paths, elevation data, points of interest and address search. Users can discover new routes with its ability to create courses on device by inputting a distance and starting direction and choosing from up to three cycling-friendly courses. Helping create a safer riding environment, Edge Explore 1000 is the first Garmin device to offer incident detection1 capabilities and is compatible with the Varia™ line of smart cycling devices.
“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.”
“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.”
With the Edge Explore 1000 cyclists can explore new rides provided by the device or easily map their own routes. Using the round-trip course feature users can simply enter how far they want to ride and a starting direction, and the Edge Explore 1000 will calculate up to three course options. Cyclists can also create new courses themselves directly on the Edge Explore 1000 using the preloaded map and points of interest. Or, they can plan and download courses using Garmin Connect™ or third-party apps.
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 – rain2 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.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 When paired with a compatible smartphone. See Garmin.com/BLE for a list of compatible phones.
2 Water-rated IPX7; Withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
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