Almost lost in the expensive news of their new Vector power-measurement pedal system last week, Garmin also released the new Edge 200 for cyclists on the other end of the pay scale.
Incorporating basic features like speed, distance, time and calories burned, the $150 Edge 200 also surprises with a few training features borrowed from the 500 and 800. With Courses, you can trace a previously ridden route of your own or download a route from Garmin Connect. A ghost cyclist shows whether you’re beating your last time, goading you into riding faster.
While it won’t provide navigation or power measurement, it does store your route using GPS (which is also how it detects your speedn – there are no sensors added to your bike, just strap it on, power it up and go), storing up to 130 hours of ride data in its memory. Then, simply upload it via USB to Garmin Connect (or, presumably, Strava, etc.) to see your route with elevation, speed, max speed and more.
It should be available this fall. Video after the break…