The Edge 540 and Edge 840 are the mid-level options of Garmin’s popular bike computer lineup offering advanced features for serious cyclists. And now they both offer solar-charging options, Garmin’s superior multi-GNSS positioning, exciting new training tools, and improved mapping, setup, and battery life.
These Garmin cycling GPS computers are the same in every way with one key difference: the Edge 840 offers a touchscreen along with button control. With this upper mid-range option in Garmin’s bike computer series, you’ll be able to tap, pan, and swipe on your ride.
This key difference, of course, is why the Edge 840 is $100 more in the non-solar or solar options than the 540.
And that’s it! The basic difference between these two comes down to:
- Do you want a touchscreen?
- Do you want to pay $100 more for it?
Otherwise, these loaded Garmin bike computers are the same in every way!