When I first wrote this post, my brother-in-law’s old bike computer had finally given up the ghost and he was in the market for a new one. For his benefit (and mine), I decided to research and compare the Garmin Edge 820 vs the Edge 520 to see which might suit him better.
I then used this research to write this post, which you can use to help make your buying decision if you’re in the same boat (or on the same bike).
I could keep you in suspenders as to which one he went for (in fact, which one the family clubbed together to buy him for his birthday) until the end of this post…. but it’s really not that exciting (whisper: we went for the Edge 520).
If you want to want to find out which is best for you (and if I’ll buy you one for *your* birthday), read on (MacDuff).
Wait, There Are NEWER Versions of Both These Bike Computers
The Edge 520 has been superseded in Garmin’s range by the Edge 530, and the newer version of the 820 is the Edge 830.
And what-do-you-know, I’ve written a similar post to this one comparing the two.
So click here to view that post: Garmin Edge 830 vs 530 – Which is Best?
Bike Computers Mentioned In This Post…
… in case you didn’t read the introduction, today I’m comparing the:
(BTW, these are affiliate links – if you click one and buy something, I get a small commission and you pay no more than normal.)
Incidentally, both devices are great. I’m sure you’d be happy with either. But if you want to know how they differ (and which would win in a fight), it’s probably time to read on…