Garmin Edge 520 GPS Cycling Computer (Black)

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Here’s Your Competitive Edge:
We started with the aerodynamic form factor of the popular Edge 500, added in-ride challenges on Strava live segments, color display, connected capabilities and advanced analysis features. The result — Edge 520, the GPS bike computer that’s right-sized for competitive cyclists and packed with the features you crave.

Prove Your Edge:
Edge 520 is the first bike computer that’s compatible with Strava live segments and includes a 3-month trial of Strava Premium. With this membership, your starred Strava segments automatically sync with the 520 for live feedback during your ride. You’ll also get alerts for segment start and finish and leaderboard rankings once you complete the segment.

Train on the Edge:
Need some motivation to get through those lonely miles on the indoor trainer? Edge 520 delivers with a suite of training capabilities when paired with compatible ANT+ indoor trainers. Let’s say you want to train at an average power of 240 watts. Just set the target on Edge 520, start pedaling, and the trainer will automatically adjust to keep you at your target while the 520 shows your stats. You can also follow a course that you or another rider created and literally race the recorded stats, with the trainer adjusting resistance to match the elevation profile.

"Edge 520, the GPS bike computer that’s right-sized for competitive cyclists and packed with the features you crave."

Pair it with a power meter and Edge 520 offers an additional set of features, like FTP and watts/kg tracking, so you can compare yourself to others, as well as cycling dynamics². A built-in FTP test helps you establish your baseline either on the trainer or on the road. Add heart rate³ and the 520 can derive your VO2 max estimate and post-ride recovery time, which indicates how long before you should attempt another hard effort.

Optimized Display:
Edge 520 compromises nothing when it comes to display — 2.3 inches of high-resolution color. We maximized the display so you get the most live area in relation to the compact size of the 520. You’ll also appreciate the screen clarity in all lighting conditions.

The Connected Bike:
Edge 520 is compatible with ANT+ sensors, including Varia™ bike radar and lights4, speed, cadence, heart rate, Edge and VIRB® remotes and compatible weight scales. It also integrates with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems5 to display your current gear on the screen. Edge 520 is also compatible with ANT+ power meters, including the Vector series.

Smartphone Connectivity:
When paired with your compatible phone and the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, Edge 520 offers live tracking, smartphone alerts, social media sharing, weather and wireless uploads. Once your ride is complete, the data can be automatically sent to Garmin Connect™, our online community where you can save, plan and share your rides.

Off the Beaten Path:
The compact, rugged form factor and 15+ hour battery life of Edge 520 make it ideal for off-road adventures. It’s also compatible with GPS/GLONASS satellites, so you benefit from more signal options, wherever your ride takes you.


  • Offers in-ride challenges through Strava live segments
  • Reports cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate
  • Pairs with compatible ANT+® indoor trainers for data display and control
  • Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP), watts/kg and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ or Vector 2 power meters
  • Connected features¹: automatic uploads, live tracking, smart notifications, send/receive courses, social media sharing, weather



Physical & Performance:
Physical dimensions: 1.9” x 2.9” x 0.8” (4.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.4” x 1.9” (3.5 x 4.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 200 x 265 pixels
Color display: Yes
Weight: 2.1 oz (60 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 15 hours
Water rating: IPX7
GPS-enabled: Yes
High-sensitivity receiver: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone): Yes

Maps & Memory:
Basemap: Yes
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 200
Routes: 0
History: up to 180 hours

Cycling Features:
Compatible with Vector™: Yes
Bike speed/cadence sensor: Yes (optional)

Performance Features:
Heart rate monitor: Yes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): Yes
Courses (compete against previous activities): Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): Yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): Yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): Yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): Yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: Yes
Customizable screen(s): Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): Yes (records data approx. 1 per second)
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride): Yes
Shock Resistant: Yes

Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): Yes


  •     Compatible with Varia™ bike radar and lights: yes
  •     Edge® remote compatibility: yes
  •     LiveTrack: yes
  •     Advanced performance and power analysis, including new Time in Zone, FTP tracking, cycling-specific VO2 and recovery and cycling dynamics
  •     Bike trainer profile for compatible Turbo trainer data display and control
  •     On-device segment compatibility for dynamic and engaging in-ride competition
  •     Operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C
  •     Connected features via a smartphone: yes
  •     Compatible with Garmin Connect™ and Garmin Connect™ Mobile: yes
  •     Compatible with VIRB® action cameras: yes
  •     Integration with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting: yes
  •     Weather alerts: yes
  •     Preloaded Garmin cycling map: no
  •     Wi-Fi® compatible: no
  •     Round-trip routing: no
  •     Route planner: no

In the Box:

Device Only:

  •     Edge 520
  •     Mounts (standard and extended out-front)
  •     USB cable
  •     Tether
  •     Manuals


  •     Edge 520
  •     Premium heart rate monitor
  •     Cadence sensor
  •     Speed sensor
  •     Mounts (standard and extended out-front)
  •     USB cable
  •     Tether
  •     Manuals

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This product was added to our catalog on September 22, 2015.