While the idea of losing your GPS cycling computer might seem ironic, the new Garmin Edge 20 and Edge 25 units are small enough to get lost despite their ability to help you find your way.
Both models share the diminutive 40x42mm footprint and 25g weight. They track both GPS and GLONASS satellites to keep your position pinpointed even under light tree cover or between tall buildings. The location data provides it with speed, distance and ascent, too. The Edge 25 adds ANT+ to pair with heart rate, speed, and cadence sensors to capture more data. Update: It seems to be software limited from what Garmin has informed us, that it will not record power meter data. This may be as a result of then needing a lot more internal memory to store significantly more dense and frequent data generate by power measurement, something their bigger units are more capable of. The Edge 20 and 25 store just your most recent 10 rides on the device. It’ll also adds Bluetooth LE to sync with your phone, allowing you to stream your ride through Garmin Connect so others can live track you. After the ride, that connection lets you upload your ride data and share it on Connect, too. And Strava and others, too.
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The Edge 20/25 gets a small black and white non-touch screen, relying on four buttons to cycle it through. Within Connect, you can download rides shared by others or create your own route, then upload to the Edge and follow along in the real world. It’ll provide turn alerts and, with the Edge 25 connected to your phone via Bluetooth, it can alert you when a Connect Segment is coming up, starting and finishing, then tell you if you became K or Q.
Both models have a claimed eight hour battery life, are water resistant and come with a basic strap-on mount and charging/sync cradle. Retail is $129.99 (20) and $169.99 (25), or get the 25 bundled with a cadence sensor for $199.99. The mounting system is the same as their other Edge computers, so any out front or other mounts you already own will work.