Garmin Malaysia introduces the Edge 1040 Series, a new collection with an edge to Garmin’s long standing cycling legacy. As the ultimate GPS bike computer, the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar as its name suggests, features a Power Glass™ solar charging lens, giving cyclists even more ride time between charges – up to 100 hours in battery saver mode. Furthermore, the multi-band GNSS technology present within both the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar and non-solar helps provide improved GPS positioning in challenging environments.

Packed with state-of-the-art navigation, performance, safety and connectivity features, the Garmin Edge 1040 Series boasts a modernised user experience, giving cyclists easier access to key information, the ability to customise the home page and an improved ride summary view,  all in a 3.5-inch touchscreen display. Now available on Shopee, Lazada, the AECO e-store and all authorised retailers, the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar is priced at RM 3,699 while the non-solar version is sold at a bundle pricing of RM 3,450.

“Cyclists expect as much from their GPS bike computer as they do themselves, and that is why we are thrilled to introduce the Edge 1040 Solar,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia. “Durable, accurate and ready to go the distance, the Edge 1040 Solar is the pinnacle of GPS bike computers. No matter where you ride, or what bike you choose to use, the Edge 1040 Solar is ready for any adventure – from remote gravel trails to epic climbs.”

What’s new on the Edge 1040 Series

  • Solar charging: Power Glass solar charging lens extends the battery life to up to 100 hours in battery saver mode, giving cyclists an additional 42 minutes per hour during daytime riding.
  • Multi-band GNSS technology: Receive better positional accuracy and coverage, even in the most challenging environments.
  • Cycling ability and course demands: Classify strengths and weaknesses as a cyclist, focus on improvement and prepare for the demands of a specific course.
  • Power guide: Recommended power targets make it easier to manage efforts throughout a course.
  • Real-time stamina insights: Monitor and track exertion levels in real-time during a ride.
  • Simple setup: Custom ride profiles prepopulate based on previous Edge data, ride types, and sensors. From there, cycling activity profiles can be managed directly on your compatible smartphone from the Garmin Connect™ smart device app.

Advanced training and performance to help cyclists boost performance

To help cyclists boost their performance, the Garmin Edge 1040 Series provides insights from Firstbeat Analytics™ such as VO2 max, recovery time, training load, training focus and more to see how their body is responding to their training efforts. They will even get daily workout suggestions based on their current training load and VO2 max. During a ride, the Garmin Edge 1040 lets riders see how their body is holding up in different environments with heat and altitude acclimation and receive in-ride notifications when it’s time to refuel or rehydrate.

Edge 1040 Lifestyle Photography

What’s more, ClimbPro lets riders see the remaining ascent and grade for each climb when following a course and review their performance on the climbs post-ride right from the Garmin Edge 1040 Series or in the Garmin Connect app. Meanwhile, mountain bike metrics, including jump count, jump distance, hang time, grit and flow track the epic details of every ride. Whether cycling indoors or outdoors, cyclists can sync workouts automatically from Garmin Connect or

other training apps, including TrainingPeaks ® , right to the Garmin Edge 1040.

Improved maps and routes to help cyclists stay on track

Whether riding through busy cities or exploring remote areas, the Garmin Edge 1040 Series includes advanced navigational tools to help cyclists stay on track.

  • High-contrast, ride-type-specific maps use Trendline™ popularity routing to highlight popular roads and trails based on billions of miles of ride data other users have uploaded to Garmin Connect.
  • Turn-by-turn navigation and alerts notify riders of sharp curves ahead.
  • Pause route guidance and off-course notifications to explore beyond the beaten path. Route guidance can be turned back on at any time to get back to the original route or starting point.
  • Download the recommended Trailforks app to view routes and trail details from more than 80 countries. When using the Trailforks app, Forksight mode automatically displays upcoming forks in the route and where a rider is within a trail network.

Stay safe and connected on your rides

While out for a ride, Garmin’s safety and smart features help cyclists stay connected3 Built-in safety and tracking features include incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack to let loved ones follow a cyclists’ real-time location and view their entire pre planned course to see where they’re headed, while group messaging and tracking let cyclists stay in touch when they get separated from the pack.  For added confidence while riding, the Edge 1040 Solar is compatible with the Varia line of cycling awareness devices.

The Garmin Edge 1040 Series also works with inReach ® devices4 so cyclists can view and reply to messages, share trip data and trigger interactive SOS alerts with an active inReach subscription.

Last but not least, the Garmin Edge 1040 easily pairs with a Tacx indoor trainer, so cyclists can ride whenever they want. When connected to sensors, cyclists can keep track of the battery status of their sensors with post-ride reporting directly on the Edge 1040 Solar and battery alert messages between rides through the Garmin Connect smart device app. Riders will receive prepopulated custom ride profiles based on their previous Edge settings, while new users will automatically receive the most popular setups from other users based on their sensors and ride types.

Availability and Pricing

Available now on Shopee, Lazada, AECO e-store and all Garmin authorised retailers, the Garmin Edge 1040 Series is priced respectively at RM 3,450 for the non-solar version and RM 3,699 for the Edge 1040 Solar version.

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