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The Crazy Days by Alltricks and, with them, thousands of offers that will be available this weekend only.

Within these offers we have as a highlight a wide range of cycling Garmin, probably the two most sought after models: the Garmin Edge 530 and the Garmin Edge 830.

These are accompanied by a must-have accessory for me: the Garmin Varia radar.

These are not the only offers of the weekend. The vast majority of the offers that I have published these days in the Telegram channel.

 

Garmin Edge 530 deal

I remember when I reviewed the Garmin Edge 530 and I gave you my opinion and said that, for the first time, Garmin released a new product that I could even consider cheap for what it has to offer. And that is considering its retail price!

In fact, Garmin has placed it almost on par with its bigger brother, the Edge 830. The features offered by both models are almost the same, but the price of the Edge 530 is certainly much more interesting.

Garmin Edge 530

Garmin Edge 530: Best price

If at the RRP price at its launch I considered it to be a good option, when they give a discount of more than 70€ you can imagine what I think... a true CHOLLAZO.

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Garmin Edge 530 review

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If it's not your first Garmin and you've already been using one of its bike computers (for example, the Edge 520), the first thing you're going to realize is that it's much faster . The processing power is much higher than the model it replaces and is noticeable in all operations we do with it.

Of course we must remember that we now have full map navigation. While the Edge 520 had no map (the Edge 520 Plus does have it, but the lack of a processing power makes it an unpleasant experience) and only has trailcrumb navigation, on the Edge 530 you can see roads and paths that will tell you where to go, including turn by turn navigation suach as take the third exit on the roundabout, or turn right on Main Street.

The screen is larger without the device having overgrown. It still has a compact size and appearance thanks to its rounded shapes, but now you can see the data on the screen more clearly.

It's not the only thing it has over the Edge 520. The Edge 530 now also has WiFi, ambient light sensor to change the screen backlight automatically and supports Bluetooth sensors. None of these things were present in the Edge 520 as they were reserved only for the more expensive models.

The battery life has increased significantly thanks to the Sony GNSS chipset, the same that all brands are now using on their devices.

The software also received a lot of improvements. The one you will use most will be ClimbPro, a feature that separates the climbs individually and indicates distance and elevation remaining for each one of them. A quick view of the hill or pass you are currently on, and not the total of the route.

Garmin Edge 530 - ClimbPro

But there are many other features that I'm going to detail quickly and, if you want to know them in more detail, you can see them in the full Garmin Edge 530 review.

  • MTB specific metrics
  • Full road and mountain maps, with Trailforks function for trails
  • ForkSight
  • Dynamic performance control considering heat, humidity and altitude acclimation
  • Smart nutrition and hydration alerts
  • Critical power curve
  • Find my Edge
  • Bike alarm feature

It is, in short, a great device that you will love to have on your handlebar. The only thing that didn't convince me on my test unit was the touch feedback of the buttons. The other objections were software issues that Garmin has been polishing to a greater or lesser extent.

If the question is whether the Garmin Edge 530 is recommended, my answer can be none other than: yes, totally recommended.

 

Garmin Edge 830 deal

If the Garmin Edge 530 is a piece of device, the Garmin Edge 830 is not left behind at any time. However, in this generation it lives in the shadow of the former, because the differences between the two are smaller than those we found between the Edge 520 and Edge 820.

Garmin Edge 530

Garmin Edge 830: Good offer with more than 10% off

The Garmin Edge 830 was never so cheap. It's €80 off for a bike computer that, right now, has the most software features (even slightly above the Edge 1030).

Garmin Edge 830 review

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See offer on Amazon

 

The differences between the Edge 530 and Edge 830 are very small in this generation. Or, at least, much less than what was in the previous one.

Beyond the price difference between the two, there are only a handful of things that differentiate them:

  • How you control them: While in the Garmin Edge 830 we control it thanks to the touch screen with a pretty good response, in the Edge 530 we do it through 7 buttons that I personally did not like much in their touch feedback (it is my only objection to the Edge 530)
  • Navigation: Although both have full route maps navigation, on the Edge 830 we can enter our destination directly by street name or POI. On the Edge 530 you have to load the route in advance, although the mobile app is quite useful in that respect. When it comes to navigating and recalculating routes, both offer the same functionality
  • Route altitud profile scaleOn the Edge 830 we can change the scale, but not on the Edge 530

Is it worth the extra payout? It depends on each and what their particular use will be. If you are going to navigate routes frequently, the touch screen will be of great help, both when creating the route and to make queries about it halfway through the exit. It's a much faster control method.

Similarly, if you want to check out different aspects and information halfway through the road, the use of the buttons can become uncomfortable.

On the other hand, if you're not going to navigate that much and once you start pedaling you don't need to change screens, the feedback of the buttons is not going to be very important because you won't use them too much.

How about the rest of the software features? Exactly the same, both Edge 530 and Edge 830 have ClimbPro, MTB dynamics, dynamic performance control, nutrition and hydration smart alerts, etc.

 

Offer Garmin Varia Radar RTL515

There are three things I don't leave behind in cycling training. The bike, the helmet and the Garmin radar.

There are two types of cyclists: those who haven't tried the Garmin radar and don't understand spending so much on a light, and those who have tried it and can't live without it. Have I made that clear?

Garmin Varia RTL510Garmin Varia Radar RTL510: 50 savings

The Garmin Edge 830 was never so cheap. It's €80 off for a bike computer that, right now, has the most software features (even slightly above the Edge 1030).

Garmin Varia Radar RTL515 Analysis

See offer on Alltricks

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See offer on BikeInn

 

It is not just a light, it is also a radar that will indicate on the device's screen that you have a vehicle approaching from behind and how far away it is. In addition, the illumination pattern changes, warning that vehicle of your presence.

Clicking here 1TP10After seeing it in action.

 

Don't forget to check out the tests of the different devices to see exactly what each model offers, and also what their overall performance is really like. Here are the direct links:

But don't delay your decision too long, because the offers will not last long. In principle during the weekend, unless they run out of stock first.

And with that... thanks for reading!

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2 Comments

  1. Hello.
    I don't see big difference between Varia RTL 510 and 515, so I'm going to buy the one from the link to Alltricks, I hope this really helps to keep the web, I have my doubts because the link from the analysis is different, moreover there is not to the seller, that's why I will use the one from today.
    I read that the light intensity is similar to the Bontrager Flare RT (visible at more than 1km), so it would not be necessary to carry both?
    I have not read how it behaves when cornering. I suppose, by logic, that those 130m will be reduced quite a lot. Will that warning appear and disappear depending on whether or not the vehicle is in sight? If I'm not mistaken, those 130m with an average speed difference of 90Km/h translates into about 5 seconds to coincide isn't that little?
    Thank you very much for the analysis.

    1. Hello Oscar,

      First of all thanks for the support, you can indeed use today's (and thanks for reminding me to add it in the analysis one).

      The main (and only) difference between the RTL510 and RTL515 is the battery life. In all other respects they are the same. Well, there is a specific mode for riding on a hill, but not much else.

      In amount of illumination it is similar to the Flare RT. Effectively you would no longer need to carry it along with the Garmin.

      The way it works is that the radar sends a signal, bounces off the vehicle and returns to the radar. Therefore that maximum is in a straight line, if there is no vision with the vehicle it cannot detect it. In ideal conditions I have had much more margin, I would say around 250 meters.

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