Product Comparison: Garmin Edge 520 vs Garmin Edge 130

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General Specifications
About the Product
GPS Bike Computer Helps You Compete and Compare. Offers in-ride challenges through Strava live segments. Reports cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate. Pairs with compatible ANT+® indoor trainers for data display and control. Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP), watts/kg and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ or Vector 2 power meters.
It’s time to get instant data and automatic street cred with Edge 130. This ruggedly compact GPS cycling computer has everything you need to navigate your ride, monitor stats, stay connected with loved ones and much more. And it’s all in a compact device that goes where you go and won’t weigh you down.
Edge 520
Edge 130
Key Specs
Barometric altimeter
Barometric altimeter, Accelerometer
Type Of Tracking
Tracking Details
Distance, Speed, Time, Location, Calories
Time, Distance, Speed, Grade, Power phase, Ascent / descent, Cadence, Heart rate
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin Edge 520 Bike GPS
  • Easy to use, no issues with connection, great set of items to display.
  • The size/weight is perfect, screen is always legible.
  • I like the size, features and downloads to my iPhone.
  • Great GPS system, perfect size and full of features!
  • Acquires GPS satellites much faster, and the Glonass is very good to have as well.
Garmin Edge 130 Compact and Easy-to-use GPS Cycling/Bike Computer
  • Tracks everything well, and interacts with my iphone okay.
  • I just started road cycling for sport and this is a great GPS computer with all the important data metrics I need to continue improving (and find my way home).
  • I haven't tried it for directions but all the data it provides is excellent.
  • Tiny, simple, powerful and very high on performance! Great!
  • At-a-glance always-on speed, distance, time, heading, elevation, etc, without having to drain my phone. It does what my phone is bad at, which is exactly why I have it.
Size & Weight
2.9 in.
2.5 in.
1.9 in.
1.6 in.
0.8 in.
0.6 in.
2.1 oz.
1.2 oz.
Display Size
1.4” x 1.9”
1.1" x 1.4"
200 x 265 pixels
303 x 230 pixels
3D-Map View
What customers say about "Display"
Garmin Edge 520 Bike GPS
  • I like the compact size, yet still a big display.
  • Display is bright, and I was surprised how readable it is considering it's color display.
  • The larger display compared to the wrist models is great, and it has true mapping capabilities.
  • Screen size is good. Not too big and not too small. It has enough squares to get the information I want on the screen.
  • There was so little contrast on the display that it was practically unreadable no matter the lighting.
Garmin Edge 130 Compact and Easy-to-use GPS Cycling/Bike Computer
  • 130 provides all the basic data (distance, cadence, speed, HR, etc.) in a clean, crisp format.
  • Crazy small and easy to snap on and off of the bike. Great function, easy to read and use.
  • The screen is very easy to read even in bright sunlight.
  • The display, features and especially the display is really advanced compared to the other Garmin offerings.
  • The screen is very clear and readable in bright sunlight.
Maps & Memory
Waypoints/favorites/locations 200, Riding history up to 180 hours
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 100 locations, Routes: 15 courses, Riding history up to 100 hours
Realtime Map Updates
Smartphone Compatible
USB, Bluetooth
Bluetooth, USB
Environmental Protections
Customizable data pages, Auto Pause, Interval training, Advanced workouts, Auto Lap, Virtual Partner, Auto scroll, Cycling Courses, Time/distance alerts, Compatible with Vector™, Foot pod capable, Power meter compatible, Garmin Connect, Automatic sync, Compatible with Varia™ bike radar and lights, Edge® remote compatibility
Customizable data pages, Auto Pause, Auto Lap, V02 max, Virtual Partner, Auto scroll, Cycling Courses, Time/distance alerts, Compatible with Vector™, Power meter compatible, Garmin Connect, Automatic sync
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin Edge 520 Bike GPS
  • With the auto scroll setup I'm able to see more data and my route.
  • I'm using bluetooth to sync to my phone and finding the Garmin Android app to be much more useful than it was with the Garmin 25.
  • With my mobile phone's bluetooth, I'm able to effortlessly synch my ride to garmin connect and auto upload it to my Strava account.
  • I added a speed transmitter primarily for indoor training, then I added a rpm transmitter and I just added a heart rate monitor transmitter. The information it supplies me is great.
  • Constantly says I'm off course when I'm using a pre-planned route.
Garmin Edge 130 Compact and Easy-to-use GPS Cycling/Bike Computer
  • Everything has been working well for mountain biking so far. I’ve had a few crashes and the mount has held up very well.
  • Strava segments work well once they’re uploaded and rides sync automatically.
  • Very responsive and easy to install. Finally, the Edge also instantly found the sensor and also quickly connected to my heart rate monitor.
  • Exceeded expectations, easy to set up, up to 8 data screens, excellent quality and value. Used a triathlon cycling training and racing computer.
  • It's small but easy to read. It connects to my heart rate monitor and cadence sensor.
Battery Life
15 hours
15 hours
Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion
Rechargeable lithium-ion
What customers say about "Battery"
Garmin Edge 520 Bike GPS
  • After 3 hours of use the battery is on track to last about 10 hours with gps.
  • One thing that I have enjoyed is the long battery life. I ride about 140 miles a week which takes 7+ hours and only have to charge it about once every other week.
  • Love this, battery life is great.
  • At night there is a backlight that does drain the battery somewhat rapidly.
  • Battery runs down after only 3 or so hours, so it has to be charged after every ride.
Garmin Edge 130 Compact and Easy-to-use GPS Cycling/Bike Computer
  • I love the Firstbeat integration and recovery info, but it has often told me I need 4 days for recovery! :)
  • Long battery life - looks to be 12+ hours.
  • If you don’t use the backlight, battery life is good.
  • No pointless color screen that fades in daylight, no touch interface to grapple with, very lightweight, long-lasting battery.
  • Great battery life and when paired with my Garmin Varia, the Edge 130 has me covered fore and aft. Highly recommended.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
249.99 $
199.99 $

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