Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Edge 130 – Now with mountain bike features, smart trainer control & accelerometer

As well as updating the flagship Garmin Edge 1030 Plus with new mountain bike features, Garmin has refreshed their most affordable cycling computer.

Not a great deal has changed, but there are a few key features that will be useful for some people

What’s Changed?

Like the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, it is easier to list the handful of changes:

  • Battery life has dropped down to 12 hours vs 15 hours
  • Number of courses has increased from 15 to 30
  • There is now a built-in accelerometer
  • Added incident detection
  • Added Advanced workouts
  • Added Downloadable training plans
  • Added Race an Activity
  • Added ClimbPro Ascent Planner
  • Added MTB Dynamics
  • Added Smart trainer control

In terms of design, they look identical.

Price and how much more does it cost?

The official RRP on the Garmin website is £169.99 which is only a small increase from the £149.99 the older Edge 130 is being sold at. Processing time is 1-3 business days.

Wiggle sell the older model for £137.95 and this is in stock. Amazon has it for as low as £99.99

Press Release

Stay on track with the Edge 130 Plus. GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellites, plus a built-in altimeter provide greater coverage and more accurate ride data so cyclists know how far, fast and high they ride. Before heading out, riders can plan and download their routes using the Course Creator in Garmin Connect, which uses Trendline™ popularity routing to provide riders with the best road, mountain or gravel routes that are aggregated from those most traveled by fellow cyclists. While riding, easy-to-read course prompts and a breadcrumb map let cyclists see where they’ve been and where they’re going. At the end of a ride, it will even direct users back to their starting location.

To help cyclists boost their performance, the Edge 130 Plus provides insights such as VO2 max, heart rate, heart rate zones and calories burned.1 For riders searching for their next adventure, the Edge 130 Plus will keep track of detailed mountain biking metrics, including jump count, jump distance and hang time so they can relive every heart-racing run.

Smart connectivity features mean cyclists won’t have to reach for their phone when using the Edge 130 Plus. Text messages will appear on the device screen so cyclists can view them at a glance and keep on riding. A weather page will display current and forecasted conditions, as well as weather alerts to help keep users from getting stuck in a downpour. When paired with a compatible smartphone, the Edge 130 Plus automatically uploads rides to the Garmin Connect online fitness community and is customisable by downloading configurable data fields from the Connect IQ™ store. The Edge 130 Plus features up to 12 hours of battery life while using GPS and up to 10 hours when using two sensors.

Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Edge 130 Specification Table

Physical dimensions 41 x 63 x 16 mm 4.1 x 6.3 x 1.6 cm
Display size 1.8″ (45.0 mm) diagonal 27.0 x 36.0 mm; 1.8″ diag (45 mm)
Display resolution 303 x 230 pixels 303 x 230 pixels
Weight 33 g 33 g
Battery type Rechargeable lithium-ion Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life 12 hours Up to 15 hours
Water rating IPX7 IPX7
Maps & memory
Storage and power capacity Internal memory only Internal memory only
Waypoints/favourites/locations 100 locations 100 locations
Routes 30 courses 15 courses
History 100 hours 100 hours
GPS Yes Yes
Galileo Yes Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes No
Daily smart features
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+® Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes (data fields only) Yes (data fields only)
Smart notifications Yes Yes
Weather Yes Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™
Safety and tracking features
LiveTrack Yes Yes
Incident Detection Yes No
Assistance Yes Yes
Weather alerts Yes Yes
Activity tracking features
Calories burned
Training, planning and analysis features
Customizable data pages Yes Yes
Auto Pause® Yes Yes
Advanced workouts Yes No
Downloadable training plans Yes No
Auto Lap® Yes Yes
Vo2 max Yes Yes
Recovery advisor Yes Yes
Virtual Partner Yes Yes
Race an Activity Yes No
Segments Yes Yes
Auto scroll Yes Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes Yes
Outdoor recreation features
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner Yes Yes
Cycling features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes Yes
Courses Yes Yes
MTB Dynamics Yes No
Power meter compatible Yes Yes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Yes Yes
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes Yes
Edge® remote Yes Yes
Smart trainer control Yes No

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