More Power. More Adventure. — Garmin Edge 1030 Plus
The time is now to tests your limits and explore the world with Edge® 1030 Plus.
This advanced GPS cycling computer helps you set and exceed training goals with structured workouts that sync to your device. It also provides workout suggestions based on your training load and VO2 max (When paired with compatible sensors).
With ClimbPro pacing guidance to get you through a tough ascent, MTB dynamics that track every epic jump and the ability to pause your route guidance if you intentionally go off course to explore, this tour de force is ready for any ride.
If you're updating from an older Edge computer, your existing ride profiles and data fields sync to your new one with no fuss. Incident detection and assistance features send your real-time location to emergency contacts (When paired with a compatible smartphone), and it's compatible with inReach® satellite communicators for two-way messaging.
Curious about how the Edge 1030 Plus stacks up against the Edge 130 Plus? Pedal on over to the BikeTiresDirect Strava club page to read an in-depth review of the newest head units in the Garmin lineup!
- The ultimate GPS cycling computer with 3.5" color touchscreen display combines navigation, performance, cycling awareness and smart connectivity
- Get ready to ride without the fuss with prepopulated custom ride profiles based on your previous Edge® computer, your ride types or your sensors
- Receive on-device ride and workout suggestions based on your current training load and VO2 max (When paired with compatible sensors)
- Manage your efforts on long climbs with the ClimbPro feature, which shows remaining ascent and grade when you're climbing while following a route or course
- Get training guidance by syncing structured indoor or outdoor workouts to your device from the Garmin Connect™ app or other apps, including TrainingPeaks® and TrainerRoad
- Track jump count, jump distance and hang time with mountain bike (MTB) dynamics; other MTB features include Grit, which rates the difficulty of a ride, and Flow, which measures how smoothly you descend a trail so you have a score to beat next time
- Get inReach® satellite communicator compatibility (active satellite subscription for inReach device required)
- Cycling awareness features give loved ones peace of mind; incident detection and assistance which send your location to emergency contacts (when paired with a compatible smartphone, feature limitations exist) plus compatibility with Varia™ rearview radar and lights
- Explore more with the ability to pause off-course notifications, then get directions back to the route when you're ready to resume
- Power your longest rides with up to 24 hours of battery life (Battery life may vary depending on usage); works with the Garmin Charge™ power pack, so your Edge® cycling computer can last up to 48 hours
- This product comes with two mounts, one out-front mount and one stem mount
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Mfg PartNum: 010-02424-00
Battery Life: Up to 24 Hours
Dimensions: 58 x 114 x 19 mm
Weight: 124 g
Mfg Warranty: 12 Mo. Parts & Labor
The 1030 plus screen size is easy to read, a plus for older eyes. The touch screen works great in all weather. I was able to switch screen with winter riding gloves without an issue. Wet weather did not appear to impact performance.
Indoors the 1030 plus paired with my trainer without issues.
Outdoors the map features are a pleasure to use.
Pairing with sensors and phone is simple.
Using the workout suggestions both indoors and out is a great feature. The graphic screen is great when doing zone training.
I would recommend this unit to anyone looking for a new bike computer.
Bought the Edge 1030 for a new road bike. It's big, a LOT bigger than the Edge 130 I have on another road bike.
PROS: Big display, easy to read (when the sun hits it or if its dark and the backlight turns on), LOTS of data, and long battery life. And a laundry list of features, more than I'm likely to use more than a few times a year if/when I explore new routes.
CONS: It's big. I mean HUGE! It makes the older Edge 130 on my other bike look tiny. So, be sure you want this big of a computer hanging off the front of your bike.
SET UP: Standard Garmin set up. Takes a bit of time to get the data screens to show exactly what you want (if you're really picky and choose not to use their default data fields).
I haven't used a lot of high tech bike computers. I wanted a better mapping option so moved from the Edge 130 plus to the 1030. It's like the difference from video game Pong in the 1970's to the latest version of Xbox or Play Station.
The 1030 offer so much adaptability it's frankly a tad overwhelming and requires a bit of patience to work though it all. The screen is clear and the color is very crisp. The movement through screens is intuitive and quick. I use a mapping software that integrates seamlessly. Love this bike toy!! I would encourage anyone who's interested in accurate data and mapping needs to purchase this all day!
We use 2 GPSs (Hammerhead and Garmin) because neither one is perfect for bicycle touring.
1- Good thing about Garmin is that a user can load and unload Courses from a desktop or laptop computer as a data file.
2- When set-up the Auto rerouting can be turned off. Auto rerouting is only beneficial when a person absolutely needs to be rerouted (bridge out, road washed away, detours, military/state pop up blockades/exercises/disaster control). We've experience all of the above. 98% of the time, rerouting without your OK leads to travel problems, steep trails/climbs, jungle/back road unsafe shortcuts, and it always adds more time (it is almost always a shorter distance).
3 - All that health data is a waste of space, most of the time.
4 - Garmin forgets that the primary purpose of a GPS is to positively facilitate navigation.
If you are an avid cyclist and like to keep a detailed record of your rides this is a good tool to use. But you need to make sure that you have it setup correctly. My first ride turned out to be a shake down ride. Most of the information was incorrect. The heart rate function kept going off and on. Then it would either go real high or extremely low (i.e. 37 bpm). After doing some checking I realized that all of the sensors were set to Ant+ and not BLE. After changing all of the sensors to BLE I have not had any issues. It is a little pricey, but it does what I need it to do and I really like the large screen.
Get this guy and be the talk among your friends.
This unit has a mountain of features and can help you assess your strengths and weaknesses, if you let it.
The monstrous sized screen is actually not that big (incredible what you get used to, just like cell phones you'll wonder what you did before this) and holds what's really the perfect amount of data.
Among the features you will really appreciate is Garmin allowing you to import devices from your old bike computer, it will let you pair this way, no more new device let's pair all my accessories back in one at a time. I also love the bully in coaching/training features. Garmin will take a look at what you've been up to, and suggest a workout of the day (it's almost like Santa, it knows if you've been naughty or nice with your training). I've used this with my Tacx 2T to control it and no issues.
Battery life, I own a 520+ which lives on my secondary bike and wow, the giant screen, improved GPS and multitude of features almost mean nothing to lifespan. I ride a reasonable amount (600-750 miles per month) and if I feel like pushing lifespan I have gone weeks without charging, 520+ needs at least weekly.
Why wouldn't I buy it? 520+ to this was a huge jump in price and features, if I already had a top end computer, improvements would be too marginal and hate to justify. Do you use features? The worst things to buy are things you don't use.
If you have the money and are serious about cycling you should consider this device, it rocks but cost a cool mountain of cash.
I use my Garmin Edge for route guidance that I download at home before the ride. I had an older Garmin (an 800 series) that was horrible and I was apprehensive about ordering another Garmin product. But my fellow cyclists told me I'd like it and they are right. It's got several features that my old one didn't have and it seems more user friendly, and customizable too. It is working wonderfully.
I bought this at a sale price, and I have no regrets. My view is certainly atypical, so I need to give some background.
I am not a hard core rider and I will never use a power meter or cadence.
I had an Edge Explore that was suggested by a Garmin rep. It had all the features I needed, but it was slow, worked erratically, and the battery life was horrible.
So... sale price for the 1030 +. I finally gave in and bought it. The screen is much, much brighter, faster, and clearer. The battery is wonderful for me and my uses. The map is pretty good and updates naturally. I can change settings and choose my preferences fairly easily. The only curiosity (to me) is that the % grade updates slowly. That is, it's always behind. The numbers seem fairly accurate, but I'm a ways down the hill when the 1030 thinks I'm still going up. 4 stars just because I had to pay for lots of features I won't use to get good quality and a large screen.
Does more then I use,but fires up and connects quickly to sensors and phone. Downloads very fast after ride,still figuring out how to use the map screen,another feature I liked was all my sensors were transferred from my old 1000.
This is my 4th Garmin bike computer all the way from an Edge 800 to now the Edge 1030 Plus.
I really appreciate the new user interface and the speed with which the device responds to user input.
The screen is highly visible and the battery life is phenomenal.
The only hiccup was during setup, for some reason I was unable to set up the device on my computer and had to use my phone to set up. It took a while but got through it.
Also note it shows up as two devices on bluetooth. No idea why.
I am a long time user of Garmin's GPS computers and accessories. Garmin's 1030 plus lives up to expectations. The battery life is easily 24 hours with a HRM, power meter, Di2, and iPhone connected. New feature added is respiration rate. Easy to connect to both Garmin and third party accessories. GPS is as good as its ever been - I've never had any dead spots. Also like the black color over the white of the previous 1030. When your phone is connected you will receive alerts conveyed from the phone to the Garmin (weather, texts, emails). Thanks to BikeTiresDirect.com for excellent pricing and delivery!
So much better than my smaller. Garmin and I love the crash detection. Works pretty good. I do a lot of solo riding and I love the fact that I can bring others along in case something happens.
I bought this computer for the bigger screen (aging eyes) and the fantastic map capability. This was an upgrade from my old Edge 500. I found the set up and general use a bit daunting to begin with as many aspects do not seem intuitive to me. Garmin support was extremely helpful and I am slowly figuring out many of the functions though there are so many that I will probably never use...it's a bit overwhelming. I'm now to the point that I'm having fun with it and rather enjoy the challenge of figuring it out. The one thing I don't like so far is how slow it is to calculate grade. It's fairly good on long, sustained climbs but on short rollers, it's very poor. My old Edge 500 was much better...you'd think a computer of this caliber and price would offer lightening fast data regarding grade.
The screen is nice and large so I am able to see all my custom layout of fields with no problems. I am able to monitor the computer battery percentage, Di2 battery percentage, temperature, speed, and distance all on one screen. I was able to get six 30 to 35 mile rides in on one charge.
The Garmin Edge 1030 was problematic transferring data from my previous Edge 1000, but once that I accepted that only the very basic info could transfer directly and accepted that most would need to be manual it's been good. The model is more reliable than the previous version, operates more consistently. I still need to figure out how to handle the "off course" options as they are not intuitively named and don't allow more than seconds for a decision. But overall it does what it is suppose to do. The slightly larger size makes the data more readable when attempting to finding it quickly on the move. The on/off button is much better designed for durability than the 1000 was, so hopefully it will last longer. I didn't expect to be impressed with the new ClimbPro feature but it does come in handy when climbing new terrain and knowing where you are when the climb is a slog. Unfortunately, it doesn't actually make the climbs easier. It is a pricey product so that could be a factor. Customer support is much improved over years ago, so they are responding to the presence of more competition.
This computer has all the bells and whistles. Large screen allows you to have a lot of data at a glance. Maps and navigation are great. Do I need all the options? No Do I even look at the detailed training analysis? No. Basically I spent a ton of money on the large very readable screen and maps. Is it worth it? Depend on your needs. So I mentioned that there is one feature that really bugs me, the gradient data is so slow to respond that I begin a climb and my grade still registers at zero. I finish a climb and begin to go downhill but the gradient is still increasing because it is trying to catch up. Very annoying. I live in a hilly area and like to know what my power output is on a 8 percent gradient but it is not accurate because of its slowness to respond in real time. Almost returned it but decided to hold on and see if Garmin has a fixed for their top of the line computer.
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