Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer 5061-433

Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer

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Garmin has made the already-great Edge 520 a bit greater by loading it with Garmin Cycle Maps. Navigation features previously restricted to the 800 and 1000 series Edge units have made their way to the 500 series, so you get turn-by-turn routing to saved destinations, round-trip routing and more, no connection required. When you're connected to your smartphone, features like Trendline routing and Yelp navigate you to the best any location has to offer. When you create a route, Trendline routing looks at other Garmin Connect users' data for your area, leveraging millions of recorded trips to help you find the best rides and most efficient routes. Real-time Strava segment integration displays nearby segments as you ride, showing how you compare to your PR and the current KOM or QOM (requires Strava premium). Live Tracking continues to evolve, with rider-to-rider pre-set messaging through your connected smartphone. Now you can not only see where your riding partners are, but you can send messages to their compatible Edge units. For those who don’t ride in the concrete jungle, apps like TrailForks let mountain bikers seek out the best trails. Once you have your trail, the 520 Plus navigates you to and through it, letting you focus on what’s in front of you and not where the next trail marker is.

  • Intuitive interface allows fast and easy movement between training, navigation, activity profiles and Connect IQ apps.
  • Onboard North American maps let you navigate to saved points, through courses created or downloaded and transferred through Garmin Connect Mobile or Strava (via the Connet IQ app). The unit even re-routes you if you get off course.
  • Back-to-start feature brings you home safely, directing you back to where you started your ride.
  • Trendline™ routing uses Garmin Connect’s database of riders' routes and tracks to find the most popular way to get you where you're going, letting you ride like a local wherever you are, on- or off-road.
  • Live Tracking during activities (through a connected smartphone) allows you to share your location, speed and more with friends, family or coaches.
  • GroupTrack™ displays the location and telemetry of up to 50 of your contacts who are using compatible Garmin devices, potentially changing group rides as we know them.
  • Pre-set messaging between compatible Edge units, when combined with Live Tracking, means real-time location and messaging – no more stopping to check your phone.
  • Automatically sync your data to a paired smartphone running the free Garmin Connect app, where you can create courses and workouts and send them right to your Edge.
  • Strava Segment integration – both preloaded and on-the-fly (through connection with your phone) – lets you know when your starred segment is about to begin and shows instantaneous data, not just of your performance in the moment, but also how it compares to your PR and the current KOM or QOM, and then provides results once the segment is complete (requires Strava premium).
  • Yelp integration uses the connection with your phone to search out, and navigate to, local points of interest.
  • Connect IQ support allows you to download apps, templates, data fields and other features.
  • Training Peaks, Best Bike and TrailForks apps available through Connect IQ.
  • Incident detection uses the Edge’s accelerometers to detect if an accident has occurred. In the case of an accident, the unit sends a signal through your paired smartphone to predefined emergency contacts, letting them know where you are and that you need help.
  • ANT+ sensor support allows you to pair a ton of different sensors and power meters (no Bluetooth sensor support).
  • Connects to a variety of Garmin devices including Virb action cameras, Vector power meters, the Varia radar line, heart-rate straps and more.
  • Extended display mode lets you pair your Fenix 5 or Forerunner 935 to your Edge 520 Plus, enabling you to mirror your watch’s information on your 520 Plus – great for triathletes.
  • Smart notifications (emails, texts, alerts and more) via Bluetooth connection to a compatible smartphone.
  • Compatible with all smartphones featuring Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone 4S or higher, and Android 4.3 or higher).
  • Physiological metrics includes VO2 max estimate and recovery advisor (requires a heart-rate chest strap, sold separately).
  • Integrated antenna for enhanced signal reception from GPS and GLONASS satellites.
  • Barometric altimeter helps you track your ascents, descents and total elevation changes.
  • Customizable screens let you choose what you want to see, where.
  • Included out-the-front mount holds the Edge flush with the handlebars and allows connection to the external battery pack (sold separately).
  • Shimano Di2 electronic shifting integration.
  • In the box: Edge 520 plus, mounts (flush out-front and standard), USB cable, tether and manuals.

Tech specs

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Weight 63g
Ideal for
  • Cross-country riding
  • Road cycling
Display dimensions 3.5 x 4.7cm
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Dimensions 7.3 x 4.9 x 2.1cm
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

  • USB
  • Wireless
Low battery warning Yes
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

App compatibility

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

  • Garmin Connect
  • Third party apps
Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Heart rate monitor Sold separately
Distance/time alarm Yes
Interval training Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Auto pause

Automatically pauses timer when you stop or go below a specified pace.

Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Sold separately
Battery life 15 h
Chest strap Sold separately
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.


Waypoints consist of a standard set of coordinates (two for land, three for air or space) that identify a specific physical location. A route is navigated between two or more waypoints.

Metric/imperial units format Yes
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Sold separately
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Track log 200 hours
Battery power indicator Yes
Data card Not accepted
Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Not compatible
Touch screen No
Heart rate target zones

Displays heart rate zones during activity.

Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Workout history Yes
Wireless sync Yes
WiFi No
Button lock Yes
Batteries Rechargeable battery pack (non-removable)
Routes 100
Haptic feedback No
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Pause timer

Pauses the timer when slowing or stopping, and automatically resumes when moving again.

Pace alarm

An alarm that notifies you if you vary from a pre-set pace.

ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

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