Garmin Edge Touring RRP - £199
The Edge Touring takes what Garmin have learned as a market leader in sat nav systems for cars to create their most user-friendly sat nav for bicycles.
'Simply enter an address or search for points of interest and Edge Touring will give you turn-by-turn directions to your destination(s). You can choose between cycling, tour cycling and mountain biking modes to calculate the most appropriate route for the type of cycling you do, taking you on paved roads, unpaved roads or on paths and trails.'
While the Garmin Edge Touring clocks you speed and distance travelled like a regular cycle computer, it is primarily designed to be used as a navigational aid, so it doesn't offer cadence, power or live tracking options like the Edge 510/810. It's the cycling equivalent of a car sat nav.
The Garmin Edge Touring GPS cycle computer is rugged, tough and waterproof so you can confidently ride with it mounted to your bars in all weathers (unlike, perhaps, a high-end iPhone or Samsung Galaxy).
It can be used with gloved hands.
Specification and Features
3.5 oz (98.0 g)
The Garmin Edge Touring is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Run time: up to 17 hours per charge.
As a cycle computer it reveals:
Speed, average speed, max speed.
Trip distance and odometer.
Distance to destination, ETA at destination, time to destination.
Estimated calorie burn.
Elevation, total ascent, total descent, gradient.
Sunrise / sunset.