Garmin Edge 830 cycling computer: In-depth review

The Edge 830 has all the bells and whistles, but how does it stack up in the real world?

Garmin Edge 830 cycling computer
(Image: © Colin Levitch)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Edge 830 is a powerful training tool and offers robust mapping both on- and off road but it's held back by issues with firmware


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    2.6in touch screen

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    Improved processor

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    ANT+ and Bluetooth

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    Trailforks integration

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    Firstbeat and cycling dynamics


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    Overly sensitive incident detection

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    Issues with syncing still present

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Garmin announced the Edge 830 a little over a year ago boasting a slew of new features for both road and mountain bikers. Overflowing with all the bells and whistles, an improved screen and faster processor, it seemed as though the GPS giant finally expelled all the known gremlins with the Edge 830 but just how well does it stack up against the best cycling computers?

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.