August 19, 2011

Garmin Edge 200 - GPS Enabled Bike Computer

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Garmin announced their new Garmin Edge 200, a GPS Enabled bike computer. It 's like the bike equivalent of the Forerunner 110, a similarly "GPS Enabled" fitness computer that adds GPS tracking, but does away with the mapping capabilities of higher end devices. The Edge 200 allows you to accurately track your progress with speed, distance, time, and calories burned, and then allows you to upload the data to Garmin Connect, the growing community of GPS users who train and track their progress online.

The Garmin Edge 200 should be available just in time for holiday giving this Fall for around $149.

More detail at Garmin Edge 200 Product Page

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Garmin InternationalInc announced the Edge 200 GPS enabled cycling computer. Lightweight and stylish, the Edge 200 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, requires no calibration, can be switched quickly and easily between bicycles and can be used in all types of weather.
"The Edge 200 was designed for those budget conscious cyclists looking for the basics -- speed, distance, time and calories," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "With no set-up or sensors required, simply switch on, press start and go. The Edge 200 adds so much to your ride that no ride will ever be the same again."
Whether you ride for fun, fitness or to feed your competitive edge, users will love seeing how far and how fast they rode -- all without wires and sensors. Edge 200 stores up to 130 hours of ride data and sorts activities to quickly look up the fastest, longest or last ride -- providing motivation and inspiration that'll keep cyclists on track. With a 14 hour battery life, Edge 200 features a USB interface for easy charging and data transfer.
Weighing a mere 2 ounces, the Edge 200 is both lightweight and affordable. It features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix(R) satellite prediction -- meaning there's less time spent waiting and more time spent riding. The Edge 200 also allows users to set alerts for distance, time or calories to make it easier and more fun to achieve their goals.
The Edge 200 helps cyclists bring new life to old rides with Courses, a feature that lets riders challenge their times on previous rides. A digital cyclist shows their speed relative to past performance, along with an indication of how far ahead or behind they are. These can be taken from rides stored on the Edge or downloaded from the huge and expanding Garmin Connect(TM) community ( http://connect.garmin.com ). Here users can quickly and easily log their rides, track their totals, set goals, share rides with friends and family and participate in an online fitness community of more than 70 million activities around the world. Garmin Connect displays metrics such as time, distance, pace, and elevation. This information is shown through charts, illustrations, reports and a variety of map representations including street, photo, topographic, and elevation maps. Use Garmin Connect's new Course Creator feature to plan new rides or convert a past activity into a Course.
The new Edge 200 is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2011 and have a suggested retail price of $149.99. The Edge 200 is the latest from Garmin, which has spent more than 20 years developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries. For more about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about Garmin's other products and services, go to www.garmin.com , www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin . To watch step-by-step, feature-specific tutorial videos for Edge 200 and other Garmin products, visit the online learning center at www.garmin.com/learningcenter .

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