Product Comparison: Garmin Edge 820 vs Garmin Edge 1000


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General Specifications
About the Product
GPS Bike Computer for Performance and Racing. Lightweight and compact with 2.3-inch high-resolution, capacitive touch display that works with gloves and when wet. GroupTrack¹ feature keeps tabs on everyone in your riding pack. Advanced performance monitoring includes VO2 max, recovery advisor, Strava live segments, FTP, performance condition and advanced cycling dynamics². Built-in incident detection³ included; compatible with cycling awareness accessories such as Varia Vision™, Varia™ smart bike lights and rearview radar. Bike-specific navigation preloaded with Garmin Cycle Map for turn-by-turn navigation.
Bike Computer for Competing, Connecting and Navigating. In-ride competitions through Garmin Connect™ segments. On-road or off-road navigation and points of interest with preloaded Garmin Cycle Map. Input a distance and choose from up to 3 round-trip ride options. Instant uploads to Garmin Connect™ Mobile to analyze and share.
Brand
Garmin
Garmin
Model
Edge 820
Edge 1000
Origin
USA
USA
Key Specs
Sensors
Barometric altimeter
Barometric altimeter
Type Of Tracking
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS
Tracking Details
Time, Distance, Location, Power phase, Heart rate, Speed, Calories
Time, Distance, Speed, Location, Calories, Heart rate, Power phase
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin Edge 820 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer for Performance and Racing
  • I have really loved the extra features on this computer plus the small size.
  • The 820 is almost perfect size, the navigation is great and the screen is clear and easy to see in the bright sunlight.
  • GPS easier to use than cell phone which can have gaps in coverage.
  • My impressions about 820 after some rides: Acquires GPS signal very fast. The touchscreen works flawlessly. Very easy to configure and operate
  • Its difficult to use the touchscreen while riding, software still needs some work when used with utilities of a strava premium account such as beacon and call and text display.
Garmin Edge 1000 Color Touchscreen GPS
  • Device does everything thing that you expect from a Garmin with a great display, speed and intuitive navigation.
  • The best large GPS bike computer. User interface is due for an update but this computer still cannot be beat. Easy to pair with accessories like power meter, phone, etc.
  • The additional support for Bluetooth connectivity to your cellphone, built-in Wi-Fi and LiveTrack makes this everything you need.
  • Superb, that thing detects everything possible, great device.
  • I can't get an accurate heart rate, the screen freezes too often and I missed the return date by a day.
Size & Weight
Height
2.9 in.
4.4 in.
Width
1.9 in.
2.3 in.
Depth
0.8 in.
0.8 in.
Weight
2.4 oz.
4.0 oz.
Display
Display Size
2.3”
1.5" x 2.6"
Resolution
200 x 265 pixels
240 x 400 pixels
Touchscreen
Yes
Yes
3D-Map View
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
Garmin Edge 820 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer for Performance and Racing
  • Great display readability day and night.
  • I also like the size of the device and the screen.
  • My sweat also seems to trigger touches on the display - randomly going into settings menus and changing things.
  • Slow reaction in displaying new course direction after a turn.
  • It works fine but the screen size is just too small.
Garmin Edge 1000 Color Touchscreen GPS
  • Coupled with the brilliant display and large screen size, the outer design characteristics of the Edge 1000 is far superior to other models.
  • The display was easy to see, it alerts you when turns are coming up and counts down the distance to the turn.
  • If you're using it to display data it's great. The high resolution improves the display more than I expected from the 800/810 series.
  • At first glance at the Edge 1000, its screen size is quite impressive!
  • The screen is very easy to see and read in midday sun and the screen size makes it easy to put a lot of data up or less with huge fonts.
Features
Maps & Memory
Waypoints/favorites/locations 200, Routes: 100 Courses, Riding history up to 200 hours, Ability to add maps, Basemap
Waypoints/favorites/locations 200, Routes: 100 Courses, Riding history up to 200 hours, Ability to add maps, Basemap, Storage and Power Capacity
Realtime Map Updates
No
No
Smartphone Compatible
Yes
Yes
Interfaces
USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Environmental Protections
IPX7
IPX7
Extras
Customizable data pages, Auto Pause, Interval training, Advanced workouts, Auto Lap, V02 max, Virtual Partner, Auto scroll, Cycling Courses, Time/distance alerts, Cycle Map, Compatible with Vector™, Power meter compatible, Foot pod capable, Garmin Connect, Automatic sync, Compatible with Varia™ bike radar and lights, Edge® remote compatibility
Customizable data pages, Auto Pause, Interval training, Advanced workouts, Auto Lap, Virtual Partner, Auto scroll, Cycling Courses, Time/distance alerts, Cycle Map, Compatible with Vector™, Power meter compatible, Garmin Connect, Automatic sync
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin Edge 820 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer for Performance and Racing
  • Varia radar, bluetooth, wi-fi and incident detection. They all seem to work well.
  • Integration with the Varia radar is, actually, pretty cool and useful.
  • It's small and a good-looking unit.
  • The Varia Radar taillight is the best reason to own this expensive computer.
  • I COULD NOT get this thing to connect to the included sensors or bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy S8+.
Garmin Edge 1000 Color Touchscreen GPS
  • The additional features such as the route mapping allows you to create routes based on your pre-determined distance. This is helpful when you are riding in an area you are not familiar with.
  • This is an amazing instrument for a cyclist. I have entered several courses into it, and it guides me exactly where I need to go.
  • Another great feature that Garmin has added to the Edge 1000 is the fact that the unit comes pre-loaded with detailed street maps and can plan routes on the fly.
  • The stupid Virtual Partner can't be turned off, and as a result, it spends much more battery.
  • Still have lots of Bluetooth dropout issues with my edge and smartphone.
Battery
Battery Life
15 hours
15 hours
Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion
Rechargeable lithium-ion
What customers say about "Battery"
Garmin Edge 820 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer for Performance and Racing
  • Battery life is good to good-plus, but not great, and, of course, depends a lot on the features you have activated.
  • Battery-wise, on a recent 75 mile ride, the Explore 1000, with navigation, remote and bluetooth on, but wi-fi and Varia off, I would have gotten about a total of 12 hours
  • The best feature is the battery save. I rode in a 175 mile ride for about 11.5 hours in battery save mode. When I finished, still had a bit over 50% battery left.
  • After round about 7hrs of Screen On Time the 820's battery is drained.
  • Works when battery is charged but it’s only been less than 6 mos. and it seems I’m not getting the full life of the battery. Only 4 hours into a ride and battery is in RED.
Garmin Edge 1000 Color Touchscreen GPS
  • The battery life is shorter than the 800 but still plenty for a very, very long day of riding.
  • Battery life didn't seem like it would hardly ever be an issue.
  • Battery doesn't last an all day ride. Very disappointing.
  • I like everything about this device except for the poor battery life.
  • Unfortunately, the battery life is terrible. I only get 6-7 hours before the unit dies.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, EAC
CE, EAC
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
349.99 $
499.99 $


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