Garmin published feature rich software updates for the Edge 1000 and Edge 520 cycling computers. Both devices support now SRAM RED eTAP and Campagnolo EPS shifting systems and are compatible to WKO4 Coggan power levels by TrainingPeaks. The Edge 1000 supports indoor trainers and brings functions like VO2 Max calculation and recovery advisor to the cyclists.

Garmin Edge 520 cycling computer

Garmin Edge 520 cycling computer (source: Garmin)

All new functions are included in the change logs (source: Garmin) (installation with Garmin Express)

Garmin Edge 1000 – Update 8.00

  • Garmin Edge 1000 – Changes made from version 7.00 to 8.00:
  • Varia Vision users: Please update to the latest version of Varia Vision software to maintain compatibility with your Edge.
  • Added support for ANT+ shifting, enabling the SRAM RED eTAP and Campagnolo EPS systems. You can now view current gear information such as gear ratio and battery status directly on your device.
  • Added compatibility with the new WKO4 Coggan individualized power levels (iLevels) by TrainingPeaks. Users can now update their iLevels directly from WKO4 by syncing through a USB connection.
  • To change between using seven power zones or nine Coggan iLevels, go to My Stats > Training Zones > Power Zones > Configuration.
  • Added the following features from the Edge 520:
  • Indoor trainer support
  • Independent GPS modes for activity profiles
  • FTP test workout
  • Auto-FTP calculation
  • Auto-Max HR calculation
  • VO2 Max calculation
  • Recovery advisor
  • Fixed an issue with segment leaderboard and weight file syncing through Garmin Connect Mobile.
  • Changed the ‘Gear Ratio’ data field to be expressed as the front gear size divided by the rear gear size. For example, 52-11 is now 4.7. You can now view the size expressed in gear teeth with the new ‘Gear Combo’ data field.
  • Added support for the Connect IQ smartphone API for CIQ developers.
  • Fixed editing CIQ data field settings on Garmin Connect Mobile.
  • Improved the software update process by skipping the initial setup wizard after completing an update.
  • Added Firstbeat settings file storage to allow the VO2Max value to be preserved when updating software.
  • Changed call and text prompts to require a key press to dismiss so they are not missed.
  • Fixed issue with course time for Garmin Connect courses.
  • Fixed activity review for rides recorded without location information (indoor rides).
  • Improved direct routing and Back-to-Start.

Garmin Edge 520 – Update 5.30

  • Garmin Edge 520 – Changes made from version 5.20 to 5.30:
  • Varia Vision users: Please update to the latest version of Varia Vision software to maintain compatibility with your Edge.
  • Added support for ANT+ shifting, enabling the SRAM RED eTAP and Campagnolo EPS systems. You can now view current gear information such as gear ratio and battery status directly on your device.
  • Added compatibility with the new WKO4 Coggan individualized power levels (iLevels) by TrainingPeaks. Users can now update their iLevels directly from WKO4 by syncing through a USB connection. To change between using seven power zones or nine Coggan iLevels, go to My Stats > Training Zones > Power Zones > Configuration.
  • Fixed an issue with segment leaderboard and weight file syncing through Garmin Connect Mobile.
  • Changed the ‘Gear Ratio’ data field to be expressed as the front gear size divided by the rear gear size. For example, 52-11 is now 4.7. You can now view the size expressed in gear teeth with the new ‘Gear Combo’ data field.
  • Added support for Connect IQ smartphone API for CIQ developers.
  • Fixed editing CIQ data field settings on Garmin Connect Mobile.
  • Improved the software update process by skipping the initial setup wizard after completing an update.
  • Added Firstbeat settings file storage to allow the VO2Max value to be preserved when updating software.
  • Changed call and text prompts to require a key press to dismiss so they are not missed.
  • Made data entry improvements so leading zeroes are not required for numerical values. For values that require a decimal, this key can be found in the numerical keyboard.
  • Changed software updates to require accepting a prompt on the Edge 520 to install. Updates on the device will not automatically install. Please note that this change will affect installing the next update, not this one.
  • Fixed an issue with course time for Garmin Connect courses.
Garmin Edge 1000 & Garmin Edge 520 – feature rich software updates was last modified: April 14th, 2016 by Joachim Bardua
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