Now you can charge your Garmin head unit while riding or at the cafe–and leave the cable at home. Garmin could have stopped there, but there’s much more to the new Edge 1040 unit. What Garmin calls the “ultimate GPS bike computer” boasts solar charging, multi-band GNSS, real-time stamina insights, and a slew of performance metrics that can help you perform better every season. Garmin Edge 1040 and Edge 1040 Solar
The new Garmin Edge 1040 cycling head units arrive in two options; solar ($750) and standard non-solar ($600). The $150 price difference is substantial, but so are the benefits if you’re a full-time adventurer. Harnessing the power of the sun
I feel like it has been a long time coming with the Garmin Fenix solar watches , but it finally hit the Edge. Garmin employs the same Power Glass solar charging lens on its watches to deliver less time between charges and insights on battery recharging, all without taking up much of the 3.5-inch touch screen display.
The new Power Glass solar charging lens extends the battery life to up to 100 hours in battery saver mode, giving cyclists back 42 minutes per hour during daytime riding. Plus — when you turn your Edge 1040 Solar off, the unit continues to collect a charge, instructing you in intensity and placement.
It’s a game-changer for those who forget to charge their head units frequently (quietly raises hand), and it seems Garmin knows they touched on something unique. What’s […]