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Edge 540 Solar Bike Computer

3.4615384615384617 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews



Why We Like The Garmin Edge 540 Solar Bike Computer

Garmin’s new Edge 540 Solar Cycling Computer is a must-have tool to help us improve our riding, and it’s so awesome that it uses solar power to do so. With solar charging, we can ride longer and harder without our computer crashing mid-ride and taking away the incredible features the Edge 540 provides. When used with a heart rate monitor and power meter, we can see our most accurate data, which the computer uses to create personalized workouts, adaptive coaching, and live power targets. Riding longer may come with unknown routes, which is never an issue while using the Edge 540, thanks to multi-band GNSS technology and pre-loaded route options.


  • A cycling computer designed for advanced navigation and adaptive use
  • Solar charging allows for longer rides and up to 32 hours of battery life
  • Button controls make for a user-friendly interface
  • Provides adaptive coaching when used with a power meter or HR monitor
  • Multi-band GNSS technology offers pin-point accuracy in any area
  • Personalized workouts, insights, and coaching improve our riding
  • Item #GRMF06F
Housing Material
Battery Type
Lithium ion cell contained in equipment
Battery Life
[demanding use] up to 32 hours, [battery saver mode] up to 60 hours
Low Battery Indicator
Mount Type
out-front mount, standard mount
Edge 540 Solar, out-front mount, standard mount, tether, USB-C cable, documentation
2.3 x 3.4 x 0.8in
Face Size
2.6in diagonal
Claimed Weight
84.9g (3oz)
Manufacturer Warranty
cross-country, enduro, gravel, road cycling, trail

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 13 ratings

Review Summary

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2 out of 5 stars

November 29, 2023

Not user friendly

Is comes with no manual other than what the buttons do. It’s like going from android to a iPhone. You have got to play with this a lot to teach yourself how to use it. I had to go online and ask a question to set it up. Is was going to return it the next day but I forced myself to learn this. I think it’s overpriced for what it does. Especially when you have to buy apps like ride gps.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

October 24, 2023

Works Well

So far, the Edge 540 Solar does everything well. It was easy to set up, and the buttons are the same as my older Edge 520 so it was a low learning curve to use it. The battery seems to last a long time. I used it for 9 hours and it still had 60% battery. The solar charging is an added benefit and reduces worrying about battery life during a century or other all day cycling.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

October 23, 2023

Best One Yet

Garmin has really put a ton of thought into the Edge 540 Solar. In addition to the solar capability, it now has a larger screen, better feed back following a ride or workout, the start screen has all of the information one could possibly need (weather, scheduled workout, training status...), control of what you are listening to is at your fingertips... My favorite feature is the two (2) personalized data points on the workout screen; it's a game changer!

Randy E.

Originally reviewed on Garmin

1 out of 5 stars

October 9, 2023

Poor design

It charges solar a little. It doesn't charge when off like they said. It has trouble turning on. It doesn't sync hardly at all.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

3 out of 5 stars

August 11, 2023

Like a dedicated navigation device from past era

Attention! Initial review after setup and first 50 km solo ride. My main sport is running and I've been using Garmin running-specific devices since 2009: Forerunner 405, 225, 735XT, 245, 245 Music, fēnix 6X Pro Solar, and Enduro 2. Love those and the overall development progress throughout the years. The logic says I have to go with Garmin when choosing a bicycle computer. Great experience and the data stays at one base. However, after today I’m sure the wearables team doesn’t even speak to the cycling computer division folks because they’re ashamed of them. There’s almost nothing from the experience you have using wearables (except maybe glances). Navigation is awful. On a straight 5 km stretch the device shows arrows left and right marking intersections. The distinction between intersection notifications and actual turns is unnoticeable. That’s how I missed the exit, luckily that was on the cycling lane and I was able to return. I was in luck in the second part of the route, I have been riding there with a friend a couple of weeks ago. The whole user experience is of automotive sector devices, e.g., some Tom Tom from 2008. An hour before sunrise, when it gets a little darker the contrast was almost off. Checked “Auto Brightness” is on. Combine that with screen glare and you have one awful combination. And I don’t even have anything to compare to, is there anything? My Enduro 2 with magnifying glass mount?


Originally reviewed on Garmin

2 out of 5 stars

July 7, 2023

Annoying to use - features are not intuitive.

I bought this devise 2 months ago and have used it about 4 times only just because the device is very difficult to program, The Edge 540 Solar does not have a touch screen. This makes it difficult to program, even when I thought I have it all figured out. There is a constant beeping noice with arrow pointing to the right that comes on when the unit is in the "Train" position. Elapsed time and mileage covered does not record, neither does calories burned. I am not happy with the unit.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

1 out of 5 stars

June 17, 2023

Can’t get it to stop beeping

Just bought this sucker. Put it on my bike and ready to roll but can’t get it to start without beeping and this arrow ?? Need to visit the website as no instruction manual came with the box.

JF denver

Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2023

Significant Forward Progress

My Garmin Edge 520 failed, so I had to look for a replacement computer. I suspected I would stay with Garmin, but I researched several models across brands to make an informed decision. I am glad I did the work but even more delighted that I stuck with Garmin and "upgraded" to the 540 Edge Solar. It is easy to use, and the data points (all of them) are straightforward and functional. This is the most utilitarian bicycle computer I have ever owned and used. Well done, Garmin!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

June 10, 2023

Love it

All aspects are great except one- I wish if I was running my fenix7 and the edge 540 at the same time doing a road cycle event it would group the two events into one event in garmin contact


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2023

Great features ! Liked lots

Great has great improvements when you ride ! Should all be the same

Tomas 28

Originally reviewed on Garmin