Garmin is changing the game with the addition of solar charging to its new line of Edge 1040 computers. That’s not the only update; lots of small changes, super easy setup, a new mount, and some training advice for those looking to best their next ride. So is it the best Garmin head unit yet? Read on and find out…. Garmin 1040 Solar: What’s in the box?
The Gamin Edge 1040 Solar comes with everything you need to start riding, except a heart rate strap. Garmin 1040 Solar unit
Type-C charging cable
Silicone bump case
Classic mount with bands
New “aero” bar installed out front mount New “above stem” shorter bar mount Grommets for fitting different bar diameters from 26.0 to 35mm The new Garmin Edge 1040 Solar is available for purchase now for $750, including everything mentioned above. Check out our news piece here for a full rundown on features and the non-solar Edge 1040. Are those new mounts? Yes — The older version of the classic bar-mounted Gamin mount looks to have received an aero-ish make-over. Plus — an excellent new mount, with a hinge in the middle to allow the head unit to hover over the stem.I can see the new hinge mount being popular with the MTB race crowd for number plate placement — though it would be big MTB race-day computer. The other would be for those using front luggage or handlebar-mounted bags. Either way, it’s a nice addition to the mount […]