Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer

Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
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The Garmin Edge 520 Plus is an Advanced GPS Bike Computer designed for competition and navigation. It allows you to train smarter and discover new routes. This cycling computer features advanced navigation and challenges built right in, not to mention a bright color screen, preloaded Strava Live Segments and the Garmin Cycle Map with turn-by-turn directions. Whether you’re exploring new routes or pushing your limits at race time, Edge 520 Plus has exactly what you need.



  • Advanced navigation, including new rider alerts and the preloaded Garmin Cycle Map with turn-by-turn directions for on and off road courses
  • Preloaded Strava Live Segments let you compete second by second with your previous best or another rider’s PR; see real-time results right on your screen
  • Stay connected with your compatible smartphone using LiveTrack and GroupTrack, smart notifications, rider-to-rider messaging and built-in incident detection
  • Monitors cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate
  • Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP) and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ power meters
  • Battery life: up to 15 hours



  • Physical Dimensions: 1.9" x 2.9" x 0.8" (49.0 x 73.0 x 21.0 mm)
  • Weight: 2.2oz (62.5g)
  • Water Rating: IPX7
  • Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Display size: 1.4” x 1.9” (35.0 x 47.0 mm); 2.3" diagonal
  • Display resolution: 200 x 265 pixels
  • Display: Color
  • Battery life: up to 15 hours
  • High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

  • Ability to add maps
  • Basemap
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 200
  • Routes: 100 
  • History: up to 200 hours


  • GPS
  • Glonass
  • Barometric altimeter

Daily Smart Features

  • Smart notifications
  • VIRB Camera Remote 

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

  • Customizable data pages
  • Auto Pause®
  • Interval training
  • Advanced workouts
  • Auto Lap®
  • V02 max
  • Virtual Partner
  • Auto scroll 

Cycling Features

  • Courses
  • Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
  • Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)
  • Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
  • Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters) records data approx. 1 per second)

Garmin Connect

  • Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
  • Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) 


  • Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach time, distance, HR, calories goals)
  • Compatible with Varia™ bike radar and lights
  • LiveTrack
  • Advanced performance and power analysis, including new Time in Zone, FTP tracking, cycling-specific VO2 and recovery and cycling dynamics
  • Bike trainer profile for compatible Turbo trainer data display and control
  • On-device segment compatibility for dynamic and engaging in-ride competition
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C
  • Connected features via a smartphone
  • Integration with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Weather alerts

In the Box

Unit only: 
Edge 520 Plus
Flush out-front mount
Standard mount
USB cable

Verified Owner
Sunday, Jan 10 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
I returned the Garmin Edge 520. I am a former store systems traveling tech so I am comfortable with a sorts of devices, except this Garmin. It is not at all intuitive, would not pair to my phone, hard to read menus, and very slow at responding to inputs.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 24 2020 (4 weeks ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
placed order 12-11 today is 12-24 have not received order yet
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 17 2020 (5 weeks ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
I am "upgrading" from a Cat Eye Padrone. The Padrone is dirt simple to install, calibrate, and use. The 520+ has many more features, mostly connectivity and social sharing. The 520+ is a bit of a pain to setup and you HAVE to link it to an iPhone. That took a while as the phone kept requiring Bluetooth while the 520+ required the Garmin app. I cannot set up the Garmin to have the screens I desire. That will take some learning. The accuracy of the 520+ seems to be the same as the Padrone. The 520+ has more features and does not require an external sensor like the Padrone. However, it is more complicated to use ans has a vastly shorter battery life than the Padrone.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Oct 18 2020 (3 months ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
Received my Garmin 520 plus a few days ago. Nashbar service was great, as always. I’ve used the Garmin on two rides now. It took some study of the on-line owners manual to figure out how to use it. It needs to be connected to other apps to make it most useful (like Garmin connect and Stravos). I still haven’t figured out how to load route maps that someone else mapped. I’m hoping I can make that work. Did a 35 mile training ride yesterday and it immediately uploaded to Connect and Stravos, which was pretty cool. It was also handy to see “Grade” on my handlebar display. My wife (not a cyclist) said, for just a little more you could have gotten an Apple Watch, won’t that do the same thing...? Maybe... I’ll make another post after I use it for a while.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Oct 18 2020 (3 months ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
Miss the touch screen but works great just as I expected
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 14 2020 (3 months ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
With all the options for gps, garmin still ranks as the best

520 plus is no exception
Verified Owner
Friday, Aug 14 2020 (5 months ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
I finally needed to upgrade my Edge 20 and when the 520 Plus popped up on my radar, I was liking the price point so I looked into its features. I don't race. I am not out for speed or time. I am an enthusiast who likes to get out and road cycle for fitness after having had a kidney transplant. I wanted a GPS unit that tracked my miles but the ability to see my moving time and distance travelled were of great interest too. I also wanted a more precise turn by turn navigation system.

The Edge 20 had the previous functions I needed but the turn by turn system sucks really bad unless you memorize your planned route. I wanted a unit that would not only tell me when to turn, but where by street name. I wanted a unit to display the name of the street i needed to turn on and the exact distance before the turn. I wanted a unit with a color map with details including adjacent streets. I found all that and more in the Edge 520 Plus.

Worth the money, absolutely yes. Why did I purchase from Nashbar? THE PRICE. I searched for a couple weeks on different sites and this was the lowest price and from a seller I feel confident will deliver unlike some other businesses. If you are on the fence about this computer don't think about it. Get this unit. If you are a big baller and need to have all the bells and whistles and bling, get the higher end units. If you are a new rider or like me, an enthusiast who likes to get out, this is a great starter unit to grow with. I ride very other day and as of writing this, I have a couple hundred miles logged in and this appears to have been a solid purchase so far.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jun 30 2020 (7 months ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
Disappointed with the product received. The box arrived wet and open.
It appears this device was previously used. I tried calling and could not get a live person and used the automated return call feature and never received a call back.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jun 16 2020 (7 months ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
I had been debating on replacing my bicycle, I actually thought it was my forever bike. My head was turned by the newer model for one simple reason (key word, SIMPLE), I never used my lower front ring so I opted for a 1X style and I love it. I bought the bike and wanted a new computer as well so I bought a no frills model and had issues from day 1. I've had great luck with Garmin products and Nashbar had the best price with shipping included, five days later it arrived. Set up was easy and although it has more features than I'll ever use I made the right choice!! I said set up was easy, the best part was no wheel sensor needed, and there are NO placement issues either. I already have Garmin Express to update my other Garmin devices and the Connect app shows me more data than I ever thought possible.

Bottom line: Good people, Great prices, decent ship times (I opted for free) and a product that does everything I want and more!!
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jun 7 2020 (8 months ago)
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Cycling Computer
Have enjoyed the updated features over my older Gamin Edge 500.
Great price from Performance Bike!