Overview: The Garmin Edge Explore 820 is a compact,
GPS-enabled advanced bicycle computer with connected features, such as live
tracking, social media sharing, weather, and the ability to send and receive
courses. The Edge Explore 820 is waterproof (IPX7 rated), and comes with two standard handlebar mounts,
and the Out Front Bike Mount, so you
can mount it on multiple bikes.
Touchscreen Display: The Edge Explore 820 has a 2.3" backlit,
high resolution color
touchscreen LCD (1.4"W x 1.9"H),
with a display resolution of 200 x 265 pixels. You can maneuver through the
menus and make selections directly on the touchscreen display. The display will
show your elapsed time, speed, distance, time of day, and calories burned (if
Maps: The Edge Explore 820 is equipped with Garmin Cycle
Maps (US 2016.10) for bike-specific, turn-by-turn navigation. The maps include
roads and bike paths that can be used for routing, plus elevation data and
points of interest. You can also search for specific addresses. You can select
the map orientation to suit your needs: North Up, Track Up, or 3D mode. The Edge
Explore 820 allows you to add maps to the device, such as maps of other areas or
GPS: The Edge Explore 820 has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that calculates your position faster. When you turn on the
unit outdoors, it finds satellites quickly, so you can start your ride quicker.
The time of day and the date are automatically set by the GPS receiver. If
training indoors, you can turn off the GPS receiver to save battery power.
GLONASS: In addition to the GPS (Global Positioning System),
the Edge Explore 820 is compatible with GLONASS (GLObal NAvigation Satellite System),
operated by Russia. This gives the device increased performance and accuracy in
challenging environments, and faster position acquisition. By default, the unit
is set to GPS + GLONASS. For increased battery life, you can select GPS Only.
Smartphone Compatible: You can wirelessly link your device
to a smartphone (Android or
using the Garmin Connect Mobile app. 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 820
wirelessly. Real-time weather updates and alerts can be sent from your
smartphone to your device.
Live Tracking: Another connected feature of the Edge Explore
Live Tracking, 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.
GroupTrack: A new Garmin feature, GroupTrack, lets you keep
track of other riders in your riding group. If you find yourself separated from
the rest of your group, you can see where they are along the route on the Edge
Explore 820 display. Each rider that wants to be visible to others must have a
LiveTrack-compatible Edge or Forerunner device, and be connected to Garmin
Connect. You will need an Edge Explore 820 or Edge Explore 820, connected to
Garmin Connect, to be able to see other riders on your map.
Controls: Most of the controls are located on the
touchscreen. On the Home screen, you can access your bike profile, change your
activity profile, manage your history, courses, and workouts, and start a new
ride. During your ride, you can use the front panel buttons to start/stop the
timer and mark a new lap without having to look at the screen. The power and
backlight button is located on the side.
Waterproof: The Edge Explore 820 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-mounted controls, 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 820. 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+
Note: The Edge Explore 820 is not compatible with 3rd party ANT+ power meters.
Incident Detection: A built-in accelerometer can detect if
you have difficulty along the route, and will send your location coordinates to
an emergency contact. When an incident is detected, a message appears on your
device and paired smartphone, indicating your contacts will be notified after 30
seconds have elapsed. If you do not need assistance, you can cancel the
automated emergency message. You must be connected to Garmin Connect mobile app,
with emergency contacts entered, for Incident Detection to properly function.
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.
Data Storage: The Edge Explore 820's built-in memory (approximately
16 MB) stores at least 200 hours
of ride data. 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.
Ride data can be sent to your smartphone via Bluetooth using the Garmin Connect
User Profile: The Edge Explore 820 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.
Bike Profile: In addition to User Profiles, the Edge Explore
allows you to customize ten bike profiles. In order to accurately calculate
the ride data, the bike weight, odometer value, crank length, and wheel size are used.
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. In addition,
the Garmin Training
Center software lets you track and analyze your fitness activities and
create workouts to send to your device, without requiring Internet access after
the initial download.
Courses: The Edge Explore 820 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.
File Transfer: The Edge Explore 820 allows you to transfer
courses, segments, and workouts from one compatible Edge device to another,
wirelessly via Bluetooth. Both devices must be within range of each other
(approximately 3 meters apart).
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. When in GPS training mode, the Edge Explore 820 will provide
approximately 15 hours of battery life. Battery life with typical usage is 12
hours. Extremely cold temperatures will also reduce
Mounting: The Edge Explore 820 can be mounted to your bicycle's handlebars or
stem. Two sizes of O-rings are included for best fit. Two complete mounts are
included to allow you to use the unit on multiple bikes. The included Out-Front
Bike Mount lets you put the device in front of the handlebars for easier,
heads-up positioning and increased safety.