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The NEW Garmin Edge 1040 Solar cycling GPS extends your time riding with new features like stamina, training prompts & more!
The Garmin 1030 Plus vs the 1040/1040 Solar — Is it worth the upgrade? Find out how different these GPS computers for cycling are.
Want a smaller Garmin bike computer? Maybe you don't need all the bells & whistles. See how these others compare to the Edge 1040 series.
This new and improved Garmin Edge 1040 bike computer boasts a completely refreshed, modernized user experience and much more—and actually costs less than the Edge 1030 Plus!
This improved cycling GPS now gives you better access to key information, home page customization, more training tools, more battery life, and many more enhancemnents—and didn't go up in price!
The base model Edge 1040 has everything the 1030 Plus had and more for $599.99—the same price of the Edge 1030 Plus when it was released in June of 2020.
And with the June 2022 release of the the Edge 1040 Series, Garmin has introduced the Edge 1040 Solar bike computer. And with it, you get the whole stack of updates plus a Power Glass solar-charging lens that will extend battery life so you can spend more time riding!
The Garmin Edge 1040 Solar price is a hefty $150 more. But with this Solar cycling GPS, you also get increased storage from 32 GB to 64 GB, preloaded maps for North America, EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa), and Australia/New Zealand, and a new metal back mount.
The 2022 Edge 1040 Series is still the bike computer with the largest display.
With the very slight exception in weight, the Garmin Edge 1040/1040 Solar Cycling GPS units are the same size as the Edge 1030 Plus—providing the most display of all the Garmin Bike computers.
Display Size: All 3 models are 3.5" (88.9 mm) diagonal
Display Resolution: The same for all 3 units: 282 x 470 pixels
Edge Device Weight:
If you prefer a smaller GPS unit for your rides, you should check out the Edge 830 (with color touchscreen) or Edge 530 (color, no touchscreen). Or, you may even want the much smaller, straight-forward Edge 130 Plus GPS for cycling (black and white, no touchscreen).
The 2022 Garmin Edge 1040 & 140 Solar bike computers built still have this impressive feature set in common with the 1030 Plus:
And here's what's exciting and new in the Garmin Edge 1040/1040 Solar GPS for cyclists:
The latest Garmin Edge bike computers offer substantially more juice than the 1030 Plus—which breaks down like this:
Edge 1030 Plus battery life:
Edge 1040/1040 Solar battery life:
Also NEW! The Edge 1040 series finally comes with a USB-A to USB-C cable for charging its rechargable lithium-ion battery.
These cycling computer is in-ride power compatible with a Garmin Charge battery pack.
Plus, like the Edge 1030 Plus, your Edge 1040/1040 Solar has a water rating of IPX7; withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes—splashes, rain, snow, or showering.
* Solar charging, assuming continuous 75,000 lux conditions during daytime riding
Garmin's GPS accuracy just continues to get better and better—and the Edge 1040/1040 Solar is no exception!
In fact, in his review, DC Rainmaker said, "I’ll simply say upfront that there’s no bike computer anywhere near the accuracy of the Edge 1040."
Because to the already fantastic GPS accuracy of the 1030 Plus, Garmin added their new multi-band tracking technology.
What does this mean?
You can access multiple global navigation satellite systems, and get access to multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites for improved accuracy in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically don't penetrate—giving you superior accuracy for how far and how fast you’ve run—even in challenging environments!
So that's why ...
Don't even try to find better navigation and mapping features on any other bike computer on the market; the Garmin Edge 1040/1040 Solar beats them all hands down.
Here's what's new: Addition of “Up Ahead” Waypoint planning/display; Dramatically faster calculation times; Revamped categorization of POI groups (including adding bike shops & water stops); New location search & search history; Power Guide on courses; Included maps for more regions in Solar bundle.
Plus, this ultimate cycling GPS still offers the already awesome benefits of the Edge 1030 Plus:
Ride-Specific Mapping shows key map information on road, gravel, or mountain, based on ride type. Easy-to-interpret bike-friendly routes are more visible, so you can find what you need in a snap.
Off-Course Recalculation lets you pause route guidance and off-course notifications while you go off-course to explore.
Garmin Cycle Map gives you preloaded maps that have wider coverage than ever before, including worldwide MTB trail data from Trailforks. Also get elevation data, points of interest, and searchable addresses.
The Trailforks app allows you to import planned routes directly to the preloaded Trailforks app on Edge 1030 Plus.
ForkSight Mode (in the Trailforks app) automatically displays upcoming forks in the trail and gives you context by showing where you are.
Turn-By-Turn Directions alerts you of upcoming turns.
Back to Start guides you back to where your route started, even if you deviate from it or stop early.
Route Calculation now calculates faster and caches so you can spend more time riding and less time waiting around.
Trendline Popularity Routing uses the billions of miles of ride data that cyclists have uploaded, allowing the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus to find the best route from roads (and trails) most traveled.
Create More Courses in the Garmin Connect app, so you’ll never run out of places to ride. Or plan them on other platforms such as Strava and Komoot then automatically sync them to your Edge.
Be ready to ride in moments, with your new Edge 1040 Series Garmin bike computer.
You won't waste time configuring settings.
Get prepopulated custom ride profiles based on your previous Edge bike computer, ride types or your sensors.
Once on your Edge, you can manage your ride profiles directly from your device or compatible smartphone.
What You Need To Know:
Both Garmin bike computers have color touchscreens and provide many similar performance features—but the Edge 1040 adds more training tools to the mix—like Real-Time Stamina!
What You Need To Know:
Both Garmin bike computers provide many similar performance features—but the Edge 1040 adds more training tools to the mix—like Real-Time Stamina!
What You Need To Know: