My first gps computer. For strava was using my phone andor watch (plus a Bad Elf for long rides). I cant stand having gadgets on my handlebars and so most gps computers are way too big. The problem with the small ones is battery life is too short. My phone and watch didnt last long enough either. Im very pleased with the 130. Everything is super easy and automatically uploads from Garmin Connect to Strava and Training Peaks. Way more capable than old methods and its small enough to live on my stem without getting in the way.
This 130 is my first GPS cycle computer. I love not having any sensor on my wheel. It's easy to switch between bikes w the extra mount. I may need to get more mounts for my other bikes. So far it's been really easy to use. I like the alerts and elevation profile especially. On sale, it's a no brainer.
I'm not a big tech geek. I found the 130 to have the features I want in a small package. My 25 ran out of battery on 100 mile rides (6hrs). This 130 has yet to display low battery. Biggest con is lack of adjustment w auto stop speed.
I bought two edge 130 I followed user manual to extend battery life. No sensor, gps only, minimize back light. Battery lasts 7 hours rather than 15. Battery pooped out on death ride. Cant imagine it will last for LOTOJA. What gives.
The Edge 130 is all you will ever need. For the average biker like me (60 to 80 miles each week iIt gives you all the information you need to chart your progress or lack there of.
I had my doubts about purchasing this under $200 Garmin Edge device, but as of right now, I have zero regrets. Small, but yet so powerful and the battery life is remarkable. Two thumbs up and its the most simplistic and best liked of all my bike cyclocomputers. Yep, and I own a huge Edge 1030 as well.
The Garmin Edge 130 does everything that I need. The real reason for this purchase was so that I could see gradeslope of the hills I was climbing. I have some steep hill climbing rides coming up and I wanted to know what I was training on so that I would feel confident for the upcoming rides
I have an Edge 530 and was getting this for my wife who rides casually. I let her borrow my 530 before the 130 arrived and she loved the functionality of the 530. Once she got the 130, she was underwhelmed. The main issue she had was with Varia Radar. On the 530, it's much larger, the colors change to indicate the speed at which cars are approaching and flashes green when you're in the clear. The 130 just can't match that.
I would use this for mountain biking to have some basic features and I wouldn't be as worried about beating it up, but for road cycling, it left me wanting a little more.
I'm old school and like to have a dedicated bike computer. This unit packs so much data and capability in a small, compact unit that I imagine would be perfect for just about anything anyone wold want to do on a bike. Plus with the sync and download abilities, you can review everything from your ride on your phone, laptop or desktop.
1. Need the Garmin Connect app to change the default Edge 130 display.
2. The buttons activate while wearing bike gloves.
3.Garmin needs a more thorough operation manual and explain every heiroglyphic that is displayed.
I like the small form factor, easy to sync, easy digital readout. The only issue is that it is not accurate for tracking distance which is the primary usage of this device