Are you an avid cyclist that enjoys your early morning spin about town to start your day? Garmin announced a new partnership with Join Cycling Platform to connect your daily ride on and off your bike.
The Join application will now be integrated in both the Garmin Connect IQ Store and App Store allowing avid cyclists to connect with peers and share photos and comments. This new Join Cycling tech is available for both the Garmin Edge 1000 and Garmin Edge 820.
Cyclist enthusiasts will now be able to download specific routes directly with additional software feature updates that include Live Track Auto Start and Strava Beacon.
For those of you not familiar with these two Garmin Cycling computers, here is a brief overview of the two models:
Garmin Edge 820 MSRP USD$399: An upgrade from the Garmin Edge 520, the Edge 820 is Garmin’s latest GPS cycle computer with a 2.3 inch touchscreen that works great in both wet and dry conditions that cyclists would expect to encounter on the open road.
There Edge 820 has integrated swiping functionality that provides scrolling through your menu options, zooming in and out of route maps, and providing an auto-brightness feature that is brilliant for the changing light conditions encountered through various terrain and city conditions.
The GroupTrack feature connects your smartphone to the Garmin Edge 820 allowing you to receive smart notifications of texts, calls, and tracks up to 50 riders in a 10-mile radius which is a great feature to see where you sit with fellow cyclists on the road during group rides.