As one of the tech industry’s leaders in navigation devices, it never surprises us when Garmin has some new sort of gadget geared toward the outdoors. Therefore, the new Edge 1040 Solar bike computer is more of what we tend to expect from the Swiss company — but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.
Thanks to its solar charging capabilities, this multi-faceted piece of equipment can last as long as 100 hours when fully charged — while also charging up to an additional 42 minutes per every hour in the sun — giving users all the time in the world to dive into its endless array of features. When it comes to the sporting aspect, the Edge 1040 Solar provides real-time stamina insights that will track your energy levels throughout a ride, as well as specified strengths and weaknesses you can use to better your performance.
And, at the end of the day, this is a Garmin device, so it serves as an incredibly capable navigation device, too. The solar-charged GPS bike computer offers turn-by-turn navigation and keeps riders safe with notifications ahead of any sharp turns. In order to make the most of your trip, you can display maps on its 3.5-inch touchscreen that are tailored to your liking based on what type of ride you’re looking to have.
If you’re ready to explore some unknown territory on your bike, this gadget is a must-have as you’ll never have to worry about running out of juice and getting lost in the middle of nowhere. The Edge 1040 Solar bike computer is available on Garmin’s site now for $750.
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