Proving that color choice isn’t just for components anymore, Garmin has now released two new limited edition colorways for the relatively new aerodynamic Edge 500 .  Of course, the argyle design is inspired by the iconic orange and blue patterns of Garmin-Transitions. The argyle Edge 500 and a new neutral colored Edge 500 in black and white will be introduced at the Tour of California May 16-23.

Hit more to check out  the new black and white color scheme and read more on the new 500!

Obviously when it comes to cycle computer functions, the Garmin 605 and 705 are the heavyweight champions of the world, but what if you want something a little smaller, lighter, and cheaper? In steps the Garmin 500, a 2 ounce super slim yet feature packed GPS enhanced race or casual computer. Clearly, when Garmin set out to design a replacement for the venerable 305, the goal was to produce a product that was easier to use and still retain all the functionality of the 305 only with more.

The 500 boasts a clip and go set up with the new 90 degree twist lock mount, with no calibration for wheel size needed. In addition to the standard GPS functions, the Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix™ satellite prediction to calculate your position faster. All this while still retaining the ability to connect and download ride information via supplied USB cable. The new argyle Edge 500 is packaged with Garmin’s premium soft-strap heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor, bike mount, AC charger and USB cable. The Black and White Edge 500 comes with the bike mount, AC charger and USB cable, and it can be paired with the other optional accessories when purchased separately to best suit each specific cyclist’s needs.

To roll out the new 500 colors, and get people excited about the possibilities of this new training tool, Garmin is planning on teaming up with a few partners and offering special promotions during the Tour of California.

From Garmin’s Blog:

Thanks to Garmin’s Edge products, recreational cyclists have been able to use the same technology employed on the Pro Tour. Now two new promotions help them get a step closer to feeling like they’re in the peloton. Throughout the month of April, Slipstream Sports and Felt Bicycles are giving subscribers to Garmin’s fitness email newsletters a chance to buy a team replica Felt F1 – the same model that Team Garmin’s pros ride. This bike is built by team mechanics and comes packaged with an argyle Edge 500, full team kit and team casual apparel and is only available while supplies last. Team Garmin fans also can go the extra mile with their argyle at the Tour of California, where this new Edge 500 will be bundled with a replica Team Garmin jersey from Pearl Izumi. For details about these and other exclusive packages and promotions, visit www.garmin.com/teamgarmin and www.slipstreamsports.com.

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