I recently purchased my second Edge 530. It was an upgrade for my wife's road bike. (She's been using Edge 520 Plus). I have had Edge 520's and 520 Plus', and they are good devices. However, in my opinion the Edge 530 is clear upgrade! The Edge 530 boots up much faster (important for triathlon T1), has a better display, provides road alert info while riding and is great for route download - showing elevation, etc., just a to name a few things. I'm sure the device does much more than we will ever use. I have the devices configured with three different Activity displays. General road riding, Outdoor interval training, Indoor interval training. So far we have been very happy with our Edge 530's, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great head unit from Garmin! (PS. This is not a dig against the Edge 530 - just some Garmin feedback. It would be great if Garmin would eventually develop an app to either for your phone or computer to configure Edge display screens. Just sayin...)
I’m new to this type of device and I’m still trying to figure out all it can do. So far it’s pretty amazing - being able to map routes (on Google maps) and load them for the ride. I’m sure there’s much more -
I am pleased with my purchase. I was using a device that doesn’t have a quarter of the capability that the 530 has! Very excited to put this device on the road and utilize the tools available at my fingertips!
Only had this computer for a week but couldn’t be more pleased with it. The computer is very easy to operate for a novice rider. The ride detail is excellent and the GPS features are excellent. Well worth the expense.
I just got the 530 Bundle this weekend and did my first ride with it on. Fantastic stats and accuracy. Took a bit to sync the saved Strava routes that I created but got that going. Anxious to get more rides in with the 530 and seeing the advantage with the ClimbPro
Purchased last weekend and love the display, fast charging and ease of use. The integration with Strava and my iPhone were easy to complete. Elevation and speed data is accurate. I love the fact that the 530 came with two mount types - I installed one on my road bike and the other on my mountain bike. Very easy to switch from bike to bike.
About a month ago my old 820 stopped working so I decided to try out a Wahoo Element. Bad decision. So many features I didn’t like and so many features not available. So, I have returned and am very happy. I’ve used Garmin for many years and now I know why...it’s the best.
Just have to give kudos to the Garmin Edge 530 after 60 days of usage. This unit is awesome especially with the features that's packed in it. What I really like is the extra apps that you can download through Garmin that you can add to the display. I've downloaded a weather app which tells me in real time the current weather a well as wind speed and the direction it's coming from. This helps me determine the direction and distance of my ride for the day. Keep up the good work Garmin!
I’ve owned my Garmen Edge 530 bundle for a week now. It is an easy setup and self guided. I live in Palm Springs California and the screen is easy to see in direct sun. Battery outlasts every other electronic I own. There are tons of features that came as a surprise. For instance, it tells me how long I should recover after exercise and it charts your progress in many ways. I highly recommend it.
I bought this about a month ago and love it on one of the ride Strava never turn on in the phone so I lost the ride now with Garmin that will not happen it will always be there I have one problem there is not a manual that comes with it so you have to play with to understand it and also on how to set it up how do you get a manual for that it was a great investment and it is awesome
Cool lil gadget but I have no clue what I'm doing with it. Been watching YouTube videos to learn, in the long run it'll be all good but Garmin should put out a YouTube video on using this instead of thinking everyone knows how to use it right off the bat.
I've had mine for 3 months and love it! It's great on the trail when I run out of cell service and I am wondering where I am supposed to go. I also love having the app to track my progress and see how I am improving as a rider. The incident detection feature is also comforting to my wife to give her peace of mind should I crash while I'm out by myself. Would definitely buy it again!
The customizable screens are amazing. So much infoon one screen, without pushing a button. Great! Love the pop up Hill climb screen. My only issue was the lack of info to get it set up to wirelessly get routes from ride with gps. I feel I almost needed an it degree to figure this out. But all works seamlessly now!
Well it's not even a week old. The immediate problem was getting it paired with my I Phone but we were successful at our area Bike shop. Now I've to learn how to use it soil be looking for a U Tube video to get info on how to use properly.
Great features, easy to use and works with other a
I've owned the Garmin 530 for about 3 weeks. It seems to work flawlessly and is linked to several of my other bicycling apps. It's Bluetooth to my phone and automatically updates from the Garmin to my phone without any issues.