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Cat 1 functionality at a Cat 4 price.

While we thought that the leap from the Garmin 800 to 810 was massive, it pales in comparison to the advancement from the Edge 500 to the Edge 510 Bike Computer. Garmin has done away with the 500's button mashing, instead opting for a sophisticated touch screen interface. And while Edge 510 isn't quite at the same level of functionality as the new 810, for the price, we can't imagine a more powerful training computer.

Starting at the screen, Garmin placed a focus on simplifying screen and metrics navigation. The initial start screen prompts you to select the CPU's functionality for your ride, either 'train' or 'race.' To avoid confusion, training mode is presented in Blue, whereas race mode is presented in Red. Additionally, this screen enables you to select the bike profile that you'll be riding -- mountain, road, cyclocross, or even unicycle if you're savvy. Once these selections have been made, you simply touch the ride button, and the screen moves to your race or training page. And of course, this page is customizable for every bike profile in your quiver. So, your ride page will only reflect the data that you deem pertinent to your ride or race. Even more impressive, and a jump away from the button navigation fumbling of the 500, the 510 allows you to simply swipe the touch-screen from page to page. Also, Garmin designed the screen to operate seamlessly with gloved hands in the cold, in the heat, or even in wet weather.

And as long as we're on the subject of new features, you'll should be ecstatic to hear that the 510 is Bluetooth ready. So, while sport device communication is still handled by ANT+ (say, wireless data transfer from HRMs or powermeters), the Bluetooth technology communicates with your smartphone. And to make matters even easier, the 510 is fluent in either Android or iOS operating systems. So, once you're synced up with your phone, and you've downloaded the Garmin Connect Mobile App, the 510 really comes alive. Essentially, the 510 receives data from your smartphone, like live weather and activity upload. This means that you're able to receive real-time weather conditions, forecasts, and alerts while your phone stays protected. And for activity upload, this hastens the data transfer once you've finished your ride. From any location, this feature allows you to wirelessly upload your ride data to your smartphone, which then uploads it to your Garmin Connect profile online. Accordingly, you can view your profile from the Mobile App, almost eliminating the need to access Garmin Connect from a home computer.

Impressed? Believe us, that's just the tip of the iceberg. With the 510's Live Tracking feature, you have the ability to share your activities in real-time through either email or the social media of your choosing. All that you have to do is invite your coach, friends, or family to follow you on Garmin Connect, and then you're able to send email notifications reminding them to follow your real-time activity, stats, data, and location while you're on the bike. You also have the option to share this information via Facebook or Twitter. But, your adoring public aren't the only ones that can navigate your movements. With either the Mobile App or Garmin connect, you have the ability to peruse rides in your area. However, unlike the 810, the 510 doesn't have full map functionality, however, it does GPS for post-ride analysis.

Now for the guts. The 510 sees the return of Garmin's ever-popular, Virtual Partner and Virtual Racer training programs. The 510 does not accept data cards, but it's capable of storing up to 180 hours on its onboard history. It's rechargeable lithium-ion battery has a life that extends to around 17 hours. Garmin also ensured that the CPU is completely waterproof, and it's also compatible with virtually any ANT+ equipped device. So, mating the 510 to an HRM or powermeter will be a painless affair.

The Garmin Edge 510 Bike Computer is available in the color Black and includes a bike mount, USB cable, AC charger, and a user-manual.

Tech Specs

Heart Rate Monitor:
no, HRM compatible
Speedometer Functions:
average speed, current speed, maximum speed
Bike Memory:
180 hours
yes, Ant+
yes, Ant+ wirelessly connects to a foot pod or cadence sensor
Odometer Type(s):
trip distance, total per bike
yes, 12/24 hour
Mount Type:
Battery Type:
lithium ion
Recommended Use:
bicycle training
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year
Actual Weight:
Black, One Size: 82g

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2 5

Mixed Bag

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this device all summer for training and a couple of races, Leadville, and Barn Burner 104. I have to say that I am disappointed with the device. I purchased the device to replace my 705 unit and while the 510 worked its new features were a significant upgrade. However, I have found the 510 to be very unreliable. The device has stopped pairing with my phone and no longer records my power data from my power tap. After several calls with Garmin customer support, who are fantastic, I have not been able to cure the issue. Also during the Barn Burner would only record time by lap 3.

3 5

Mixed Thoughts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had it now just over a year and previously had a 500

-Perfect screen size
-All the necessary power metrics
-seemingly accurate data
- good battery life as long as you keep the brightness down
-BTLE is nice as it can easily download to my phone-garmin connect-training peaks

-drop out with power meter (i am almost positive it is the garmin and not the PM)
-touch screen lags.......a lot
- wished the screen size was rotated and more like the SRM power control in size/shape
-not wild about the screen layout options
- just liked the old 500 better

Unanswered Question

Hi, do you need to carry the smartphone...

Hi, do you need to carry the smartphone while riding on live track mode?

5 5

Don't leave home without it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I know there are curmudgeons out there that wouldn't get caught dead with a Garmin (and that might have been me for awhile) but I absolutely love this device. I wouldn't ride without it now. I love being able to keep track of my rides, miles and elevation. The Edge 510 was a gift and upgrade from my first Garmin (the 500). This is a big jump up in performance but is also pretty significantly increased in size over the prior model. That said, I think it's worth it. I love the LiveTrack feature which allows my wife and family to follow my ride real-time on the web. If my wife wants to know where I am or when I will be home for dinner, she just pulls up my ride and checks out where I am rather than calling or texting. This also helps prevent them from worrying about me. Really, this is one of my favorite cycling accessories!
The 510 is larger but has much better gps tracking and battery life compared with the 500. Also the 510 uploads your ride automatically to the Garmin website after your ride using the bluetooth connection with your phone. The LiveTrack function also requires paring with your phone. I have only had the ride info not upload by bluetooth a few times because of a poor connection and if that happens I just cycle the 510 off/on for an upload while it boots up.
As one reviewer mentioned, the Garmin site is a bit antiquated and limited but it's slowly getting better with time. It keeps track of basic ride data and has a training calendar but is pretty lame compared to Strava. But, files can be automatically transferred from Garmin
In summary, great device. Love it! Wouldn't ride without it anymore.

3 5

BT connectivity to iPhone is a joke

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pros: very strong GPS. Gets reception where other devices (500, 800) fail. Hardware quality is solid, everything works nicely on the bike.

Cons: Garmin Connect iOS app is a freaking joke. Why is a company like Garmin trying to corner their customers into using this non-functioning app is beyond me. I have updating firmwares regularly and ride uploads over BT have only worked ~25% of the time. Garmin should just concentrate on making great hardware and let users upload to Strava app over BT.

Does this system have a home type feature?...

Does this system have a home type feature? Say your riding a spider Web of trails, is their an option to retrace your tracks the way you came?

Responded on

I'm fairly sure this feature is only available on the Edge 1000, called "Round Trip Routing".

Hi, it?s possible to configure the screen...

Hi, it�s possible to configure the screen to shows at all moment the lap(s)?
Thank you.

Best Answer Responded on

Yes, you can configure the screen to meet your needs. Press and hold on the screen the field that you would like to change and a menu pops up to give you options. Lap counts are one option for fields. Personally I don't use this function but it is in the menu.

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Best Answer Responded on

It depends on where it is being shipped to and what delivery method you choose.

What's included with this GPS?

What's included with this GPS?

Best Answer Responded on

The Garmin Edge 510 Bike Computer is available in the color Black and includes a bike mount, USB cable, AC charger, and a user-manual.

5 5

Nice upgrade from the Edge 500

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As a long time user of the Edge 500, I made the upgrade to the 510 primarily for the live tracking feature, but I've found even more to like on the 510. Since I often like to explore new trails or change up a planned route on the fly, the live tracking brings a little piece of mind to the ride since I'm able to share my whereabouts with those that might need to come find me should something go horribly awry. Even when rides go smoothly, friends or family can check in to see where you're at and wish that they were out there too.

Equally impressive on the 510 is the ability to create unique bike profiles for each bike you ride. Gone are the days of having to have re-sync for various power, speed, and/or cadence sensors every time you go from one bike to the next. Instead you just choose what bike you're on and everything you have saved with that profile will be ready to go.

I was a little leery of the touchscreen, but it actually works quite well and is easy to use while riding. It helps to have the Garmin mounted to the bike as stable as possible so that it doesn't move when you're attempting to change screens or go through a menu. This is where an OF mount or something similar works better than the stem mount with the o-rings.

The only criticism I've got is that the device is larger than the 500. This doesn't bother me for training, but on race day I'd prefer the unit to be smaller. The 510's GPS syncs up noticeably faster and tracks more accurately when you're in tighter canyons too so the positives certainly outweigh it's larger size.

5 5

The bomb

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my first bike GPS and I have zero complaints. Battery is amazing, pairs quickly with my iPhone, has a great display. It has immensely ramped up my training by giving me all the data I could ever want.

5 5

Easy to use, everything it says it is!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Easy to pick up and use. Touch screen works well even with winter gloves on. Good battery life and memory plenty of rides before you have to charge or sync. Really like the weather features of this 510.

4 5

great addition

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

this is a great tool to have for your bike. It gives much valuable information about your ride and you can get as general or specific as you want. The Garmin website is also a great addition to this piece as you can upload your information and compare previous rides, see maps of your workouts, ect. The heart rate function is also very valuable and easy to connect. The lage display is also very nice. I would suggest getting the out front bike mount when you get this unit. Much easer to read when the unit in a little further out from the handlebar.

5 5

Garmin 510

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great product to have, especially if you geek out on numbers from your ride. There isn't much else that will give you as much information on your ride than a Garmin. That being said, they take it one step further and give you the ability to customize exactly what information you see on the screen. Essentially customization is completely built into the unit so you can have many different settings or profiles to coincide with what readouts you want or what bike you are using. Pairing with a powermeter is simple and a great way to measure your results. I use mine specifically for mountain biking so I keep the unit in my pocket or hydration pack during the ride so I can't attest to the readout visibility. I do wish there was a lock feature for the unit as if you hit the start/stop button during your ride, you only get part of your ride recorded. However the battery life has been impressive and can go quite a few rides without needing a charge.

Garmin 510


works great, but hard to read the display in direct sunlight

4 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Have had a Garmin for cycling since it's cycling specific inception with the 305. It has come along way. I replaced my Edge 500 with this one. You can still format the screens to your personal preference, any so much more. I like that it connects to your smartphone, and after a ride just push SAVE and after a minute, your ride gets uploaded to the Garmin website. Unlike other Garmin cycling devices, the touchscreen ones (like this) do not offer a setting for changing the contrast. So your only choice is to up the backlight setting, which burns the battery a bit. So, riding in sunny so CA with shades on, makes the screen harder to read than the traditional Edge models - hope Garmin fixes this with a software update; if this had a contrast adjustment, would have been a 5 star rating.

5 5

Great device

I picked this above the Garmin 500 because it interfaces with an app available on iPhone and Android that allows you to upload your ride in seconds via bluetooth connection and view it on the friendly screen of a smart phone. The device is conveniently small and while it gathers all the information you could ever desire (mileage, weather, altitude, total elevation gain/loss, heart rate, etc) you can limit the display during your ride to see as little as one thing so as not to be overwhelmed with information. Easy to attach/remove via rubber bands to frame of the bike, and super easy to start using right out of the box. For more information, check out the product review by the DC Rainmaker. This guy gives the most in-depth, helpful reviews out there. If you aren't sure which Garmin device is right for you, this is the blog that will make up your mind. http://www.dcrainmaker.com.