Garmin Edge 1030 Plus review

The Garmin Edge 1030 Plus is an update to Garmin’s flagship cycling computer. We've put it to the test along with the Garmin Varia RTL515 and the Garmin Charge Power Pack

Garmin Edge 1030 and accessories
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Cyclingnews Verdict

The Edge 1030 Plus offers battery life and training advice that will change your cycling for the better. Pair it with the Garmin Varia RTL 515 and the Garmin Charge Power Pack for an unmatched combination

Pros

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    Extra-long Battery Life

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    Unmatched Features

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    Training advice

Cons

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    Price

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🚨Editor's Note🚨: The Edge 1030 Plus is currently on offer in the Amazon Prime Day sales in both the UK (£519.99 £299.99 at Wiggle) and the USA ($599.99 $399.99 at Amazon)

There was a time when options for cycling computers were extremely limited. Garmin dominated the market but people started to fall out of love with what was being offered. The battery life wasn't great and it often didn't live up to the spec, and software crashes were increasingly common. Wahoo came onto the market with an intuitive product and the exodus from the Garmin ecosystem started. The race to create the best cycling computers took a strong leap forwards, and it's taken a few generations but Garmin is firmly back. Wahoo has stagnated and Garmin is pushing hard to bring unique features to the table.

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