Overview: The Garmin Edge Explore is an easy-to-use GPS-enabled
bicycle computer with connected features, such as live tracking, social
media sharing, weather, and the ability to send and receive courses. It is
compatible with Garmin Varia cycling awareness devices. The Edge Explore is waterproof (IPX7 rated), and comes with two standard handlebar mounts so you
can mount it on multiple bikes. The device measures 2-3/16" x 4-1/16" x 7/8" (WxHxD)
and weighs 4.1 ounces.
Touchscreen Display: The Edge Explore has a bright, 3" easy-to-read,
color touchscreen display (1.5"W x 2.6"H),
with a display resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. You can maneuver through the
menus, and make selections by touching the display. The display will
show your chosen route, elapsed time, speed, distance, time of day, and calories burned (if
Garmin Cycle Map: The Edge Explore comes preloaded with
Garmin's Cycle Map, which provides you with turn-by-turn navigation. With
built-in GPS, the device will alert you of upcoming turns, and can guide you
back to the route, if you get off course. As you ride, Trendline popularity
routing lets you see the most popular on- and off-road routes that are most
traveled by cyclists. If training indoors, you can turn off the GPS receiver to
save battery power.
Smartphone Compatible: You can wirelessly link your device
to a smartphone (Android 4.4 and up / iOS 9.0 or later) using the Garmin Connect Mobile app.
While connected, you gain connected features, including LiveTrack and GroupTrack,
smart notifications, messaging between riders, and incident detection. At the end
of your ride, you can transfer the ride data directly to your phone via
Bluetooth. Using the app, you can analyze the details of your ride, or share it
with others. You can also search out courses and workouts stored at Garmin
Connect, download them to your smartphone, and send them to your Edge Explore
wirelessly. Real-time weather updates and alerts can be sent from your
smartphone to your device.
LiveTrack/GroupTrack: LiveTrack allows your friends and family to follow your races and training
activities in real time. You can invite your followers via email or social media
to view your live data on the Garmin Connect tracking page. Once they see your
invitation, they can click to follow your progress on a map and see your stats.
If you're riding in a group, you can use GroupTrack to keep tabs on your riding
companions (up to 50). The location of each connected rider in your group can be
displayed, along with their current speed and their distance from you.
Prewritten messages can be sent to the members of your group from your Edge bike
computer to theirs.
Waterproof: The Edge Explore is waterproof to IEC Standard 60529 IPX7. It
can withstand immersion in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The casing is
totally sealed, including the front- and side-mounted keys, and the USB port has a
water-resistant cover to prevent corrosion.
ANT+: ANT+ is a wireless technology that allows certain
accessories to communicate with the Edge Explore. ANT+ sensors generally work within
10 feet of the unit. In addition, an increasing number of health clubs and
fitness centers have ANT+ compatible equipment in their facilities, so you can
use the same accessories separate from your device. Compatible Garmin ANT+
- Heart Rate Monitor: When the Edge Explore is paired with
Premium Heart Rate Monitor, the unit tracks your heart beats per minute
and calculates your calorie consumption as you train. You can train in a
certain heart rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace
and heart rate to past performances.
- Speed and Cadence Sensors: Optional Speed and Cadence
Sensors measure your speed and pedaling strokes per minute.
Varia Bike Radar/Lights: Garmin Explore Edge is compatible
smart bike lights and rear view radar to help improve your situational
provides on-screen alerts when it detects vehicles approaching from behind. Varia
headlights and tail lights integrate with the Edge Explore and change intensity with
Auto Pause: The built-in timer will pause automatically when it
detects you're not moving. The timer will restart when you resume your ride.
Auto Lap: The Auto Lap feature lets you automatically mark the lap at
a specific position. This helps you compare your performance over different
parts of a ride (i.e. a long climb or training sprints). You can also use Auto
Lap to mark laps at a specific distance.
Ride Data Storage: The Edge Explore built-in 16 GB memory stores
up to 200 hours of your ride data until it can be uploaded to your Garmin
Connect account. The unit not only has an odometer to keep track of your mileage,
but includes data on your last ride, longest ride, fastest ride, and all rides.
User Profile: The Edge Explore allows you to enter data about yourself to
create a User Profile. This data (gender, birth year, weight, and height) is
used to calculate accurate ride data.
Garmin Connect: Free web-based
Garmin Connect software
lets you store your workout data for comprehensive analysis. Garmin Connect is
used by cyclists worldwide, and presents your data in an easily understood
manner, with maps, reports, and suggested activities. You can create fitness
goals and send them to your device. As you complete activities toward your
goals, they are tracked on both the device and on Garmin Connect.
Courses: The Edge Explore can save your ride data as you train. From that
saved data, you can use Garmin Connect software to create courses that you can
follow in the future. Each time you follow the course, the unit will compare
your time to previous rides, or to other riders, and let you set performance
goals. As you ride along the course, the display will indicate distance and time
to upcoming maneuvers.
USB Port: A Micro USB port is provided on the back of the
unit for charging and connecting to your computer. A water-resistant cap keeps
Power Requirements: The unit is powered by a built-in
Lithium-Ion battery. It charges via the included USB cable when connected to
your computer. The battery charge level is expressed
as a percentage on the display. Typical battery life for the device is
approximately 12 hours.
Mounting: The Edge Explore can be mounted to your bicycle's
handlebars or stem using the included standard "quarter-turn" mounts. Two sizes
of rubber mounting bands are included for best fit. Two complete mounts are
included to allow you to use the unit on multiple bikes.