The all-new Garmin Edge 1040 Solar bike computer runs for up to 100 hours by recharging with sunlight on the go, according to the brand.
The new model appears to be broadly similar to the outgoing Garmin Edge 1030 Plus , one of the best bike computers we’ve tested, but is claimed to offer improved GPS and more data analytics while riding.
Garmin has also ditched the old-school micro-USB charging port in favour of the now commonplace USB-C standard.
The top-of-the-range Garmin Edge 1040 Solar costs £629.99 / €749.99 / $749.99 / AU$1,299.
The Garmin Edge 1040 has the same features apart from solar charging. This model will set you back £519.99 / €599.99 / $599.99 / AU$999.99. Solar charging and improved GPS connectivity
Describing the Edge 1040 Solar as the “pinnacle of GPS bike computers”, Garmin says the new device is “ready for any adventure – from remote gravel trails to epic climbs”.
Solar charging on the new Edge 1040 Solar is delivered by Power Glass, which integrates photovoltaic charging into the screen of the bike computer. The same technology is used in some of Garmin’s top-end smartwatches .The new computer also gets Multi-GNSS GPS connectivity. This system is a combination of three of the main global navigating systems – GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Garmin claims this provides more reliable tracking than GPS alone.Garmin has been rolling out GNSS to all of its new devices, including the Garmin Fenix 7 , which launched in January 2022. App-based configuration The settings on the new […]