Garmin Unveils the Innovative Edge 540 and Edge 840 Series

Garmin Unveils the Innovative Edge 540 and Edge 840 Series

Garmin has announced the launched its highly anticipated Edge 540 and Edge 840 Series GPS cycling computers.

These state-of-the-art devices offer cyclists an extensive range of performance-based training metrics, personalized coaching tailored to individual goals, advanced navigational support, and more. All these are packed into a lightweight and sleek design.

Its new solar charging models give cyclists even more ride time between charges. It can run up to 32 hours of battery life in demanding use, or up to 60 hours in battery saver mode. The devices also have advanced performance metrics that can provide cyclists with dynamic insights and analytics. This include targeted adaptive coaching, and cycling ability and course demands.

“We are thrilled to introduce the new Edge 540 and Edge 840 Series to the Philippine cycling community. With groundbreaking performance tracking metrics, enhanced mapping capabilities, and the option for solar charging, these revolutionary Edge cycling computers are poised to redefine the training experience for our valued customers. They serve as the ultimate tool to propel every cyclist’s training to unprecedented heights.”

Mr. Mico Ong, Product Specialist for Garmin Philippines

New features riders should know about

Designed for cyclists, by cyclists, the Edge 540 and 840 Series are loaded with innovative features. This includes:

  • Cycling ability and course demands – Identify strengths and weaknesses as a cyclist and prepare for the demands of a specific course by focusing training in the right areas.
  • Targeted adaptive coaching – Whether cycling indoors or outdoors, riders can view daily suggested workouts and training prompts, plus receive personalized coaching that adapts based on training load, recovery, and the demands of upcoming events.
  • Real-time stamina – Monitor and track exertion levels in real-time during a ride to help influence training efforts or see how much further the current pace can be maintained.
  • Power guide – Manage efforts with power targets throughout a course.
  • ClimbPro ascent planner – View the remaining ascent and grade for each climb while riding freely without course navigation or search for climbs directly on the Edge and in the Garmin Connect smartphone app before heading out.
  • Multi-band GNSS – Cyclist can easily find their way with enhanced positioning accuracy via multi-band GNSS technology. Plus, Edge 540/840 operates well in challenging environments, such as dense tree cover or downtown urban environments.
  • Solar charging – Power Glass solar charging lens on solar models extends battery life to up to 60 hours in battery saver mode, giving cyclists up to an extra 25 minutes per hour during daytime riding.

Rugged design

All the Series models also boast a 2.6-inch color display and feature button controls that work in any riding environment. Meanwhile, the Edge 840 Series computers also include a responsive touchscreen. Both Series also offer an impressive battery life. Non-solar models feature up to 26 hours of battery life in demanding mode and up to 42 hours in battery saver mode. Solar models, however, can provide even more ride time.

Crush every ride

With insights from Firstbeat Analytics such as VO2 max, cyclists can see how their body is responding to their training efforts. This include training status and training load, recovery time, and more. When wearing a compatible Garmin smartwatch, cyclists can also receive a more holistic view of their overall health and wellness with insights like Pulse Ox, Body Battery energy monitoring, advanced sleep monitoring and sleep score, and more. Advanced cycling metrics also provide riders with insights on performance while mountain bike metrics help track epic details of every ride. This include jump count, dump distance, grit, and flow.

Both Series also have updated mapping which brings more of a community feel, with improved ride type-specific maps that use Trendline Popularity Routing. It highlights popular roads and trails, plus searchable points of interest. Plus, users will also have access to worldwide Trailforks trail content which let cyclists view routes and trail details around the world. Meanwhile, route guidance and off-course notifications can now be paused while cyclists explore and can quickly be turned back on at any time to get riders back to their original route or starting point.

Stay connected

Cyclists can ride with peace of mind thanks to built-in safety and tracking features like LiveTrack, group messaging and incident detection for all cycling activities. The devices are also compatible with the Varia line of cycling radars and headlights, as well as inReach devices with SOS capabilities and communication when off-the-grid. They also easily pair to Tacx indoor smart trainers for year-round riding. Plus, the Connect IQ Store smartphone app offers custom data fields, apps, and widgets that can easily be downloaded to the Edge device.

“Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have truly revolutionized the lives of runners, cyclists, swimmers, and athletes across all levels and abilities. With a steadfast commitment to developing cutting-edge technology that empowers individuals to stay active and enhance their performance, Garmin firmly believes that every day presents an opportunity for innovation and a chance to surpass yesterday’s achievements. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible and empowering athletes to reach new heights in their pursuits.”

Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia

Price and Availability

The Garmin Edge 540 Solar and Edge 840 Solar are now available for purchase with a retail price of PHP 27,990 and PHP 34,490 respectively. Those looking for the non-solar versions, they are also now available with a retail price of PHP 21,970 for the Edge 540, and PHP 27,990 for the Edge 840. Sensor bundles for each device are also available.


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