Popularity Routing feature
Popularity Routing function provides indications of the most popular and safe rides based on the billions of routes loaded on the Garmin Connect web platform. The new Course Creator function of the Garmin Edge 1030, always based on the data collected by Garmin Connect users, allows you to create new itineraries at will depending on where and how you want to pedal, with the guarantee of tackling sections, on and off-road, known and therefore absolutely reliable for the sportsman.
Edge 1030 comes with the Garmin Cycle Map preloaded, containing points of interest, cycling routes, and a lot of other information. Furthermore, through the rear housing, it is possible to insert the microSD to load additional maps, such as Garmin’s TrekMap, in our case, the v5 (sold separately),
Very useful are the pop-up warnings that appear on the screen, followed by an acoustic sound, clearly signaling the approaching of dangerous sharp bends present on the route. This feature helps to ensure a safe cycling experience. It is also worth mentioning the Rider to Rider function, with which you can send, receive and read preset messages directly on the device to other friends who use Edge 1030 without needing to use your phone.
Incident detection function
What makes the device innovative in terms of safety is the Incident Detection function, i.e. an automatic detection system for a possible accident or breakdown of one’s bike.
But how does it work? In practice, the integrated accelerometer, picks up if the bike remains lying on the ground after an impact, it engages the alert status and can send an SMS containing the user’s exact position to the saved emergency numbers. (by entering the list of numbers during the configuration phase, a message is sent to the recipient notifying the successful activation of the incident alerting service).