Garmin Edge 530 review

The Garmin Edge 530 is a feature-rich GPS cycling computer clad in a small, cost-effective package

Garmin Edge 530 Review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

The Garmin Edge 530 is a feature-rich GPS cycling computer clad in a small, cost-effective package

Pros

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    Mapping is clear and simple

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    New, faster processor

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    New performance metrics

Cons

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    Fiddly to set up

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    Map browsing is a button-pressing marathon

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The Garmin Edge 530 is the latest in Garmin's line of premium GPS bike computers, aimed at performance-minded cyclists of all disciplines. Launched in spring 2019 along with the more expensive touchscreen Edge 830, the Edge 530 is as feature-rich as any of today's crop of best cycling computers. However, in the days of touch-screen smartphones and voice remotes, the endless button-pressing can become a tedious exercise.

As expected, the Edge 530 shares its basic characteristics, including features such as LiveTrack, GroupTrack and Strava Live Segments with the previous generation Edge 520, however, it adds a raft of new features wrapped in a more aesthetically pleasing package. 

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Best cycling computers

Cyclingnews has reviewed a range of cycling computers so are in a position to offer helpful buying advice. We've put together a roundup of the best, so if you're still unsure, this can help you decide whether the Edge 530 is the right option for you. 

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Garmin cycling computers

If you're unsure what else sits in the Garmin range, we've put together a handy line-up that explains the range in full. 

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