Spotted back in June, with Rand McNally bringing some competition in the world of bicycle touring GPS units, we knew this was coming. In addition to the Virb action camera, Garmin is cranking out the product with their new Edge Touring and Touring Plus GPS devices. Specifically designed for cyclists that would rather explore than race, the Edge Touring has built in maps and bike specific directions along with a round trip calculator that sounds very similar to Rand McNally’s Loop Me function. Instead of AA’s like the Foris, the Edge Touring uses a rechargeable battery pack for up to 17 hours of use – though there is an optional solar external battery pack that adds an extra 20h of run time.
The Edge Touring plus includes all of the features of the Edge Touring, but adds the additional ANT+ compatibility for heart rate monitors, etc. Available this fall, the two computers will retail for $249.99 and $299.99.
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