New Garmin 1040 with Solar charging, improved GPS and new settings

Bike Equipment 8 jun. 2022 14:06 Migue A.

Garmin has just updated its flagship cycling computer model. The newly introduced Garmin Edge 1040 promises up to 100 hours in its solar version that recharges automatically and comes with a price of € 749.99 and € 599.99 for the version without solar charging.

New Garmin Edge 1040: specifications and price of the new reference in cyclocomputers

The brand presents it as an improvement of the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus and although in size and shape it seems identical, it claims to have an improved GPS, offers more data on the go and comes with USB-C port, among others, but undoubtedly its biggest feature is the autonomy of 100 hours (in power saving mode) that promises the new Garmin Edge 1040 solar.

The Edge 1040 Solar features Power Glass technology with photovoltaic charging applied to its display. The same that has already been used in other Garmin watches such as the Fenix 7. But when talking about a cycling computer this technology could take on a new meaning since its static position on the handlebars will allow you to optimize this solar charge. In principle it seems the perfect cyclocomputer for long adventures on the bike and in its presentation they make it clear with a clear allusion to the gravel or bikepacking routes.

Connectivity is also improved in this Edge 1040 thanks to the Multi-GNSS GPS system, a combination of GPS, GLONASS and Galileo that will make the location of our position much more reliable.

Garmin has taken good note of its competitor Wahoo and now allows us to make the Edge 1040 settings from our smartphone through the Garmin Connect app.

The Edge 1040 has a 3.5" touchscreen that will now be more usable thanks to a more customizable and improved interface configuration. In addition, this cycling computer finally abandons the micro-USB port in favor of USB-C.

The Garmin Edge 1040 is now available from the Garmin website in regular, solar and a pack with sensors.

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