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Garmin Edge 200

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 3.5 stars
£109 to £59
  • 60%

  • Garmin Edge 200
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 2nd June 2018
  • Cycling functions
    Editor: 70%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 95%
  • Battery Life
    Editor: 95%


A compact, easy to use GPS bike computer. The Garmin Edge 200 GPS Bike Computer has been reviewed by Tristan Haskins aka CardioCritic

Garmin Edge 200 - Basic GPS bike computer

Release Date (UK) > August 2011

Product it replaced > None. A new product. Entry level GPS bike computer

Suggested Retail Price (when new) > £109

Replaced by > Edge 25 in June 2015

 Who’s it for?

The Garmin Edge 200 is for the person who wants an easy to use, easy to install, no fuss GPS bike computer to give LIVE feedback on speed, distance, time and calories. Thats’ it… if you want heart rate, cadence, power… move on please

  • Lightweight, low profile design
  • 5cm x 7cm @ 60g
  • Clear, large, easy-to-read display
  • Auto time zone set from GPS
  • Real buttons on the sides
  • No setup required
  • Battery lasts up to 14 hours

Best features?

It’s basic features list is probably it’s strong point. The Edge 200 canNOT be upgraded to support heart rate monitors or any other external sensors. If your only requirement is HOW FAR and HOW FAST then this unit is ideal. USB charge and upload to Garmin Connect or Strava etc.

Could have been better?

Nothing. It’s perfect the way it is… until the Edge 25 arrived :-)

Next model UP

The next model up would be either the Garmin Edge 500 or the Edge 510 with TOUCHSCREEN. Both the 500 and 510 support external accessories like heart rate monitor, cadence and speed sensors (great for turbo trainer in the winter) HOWEVER. If you are looking at this review post August 2015 then we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you spend your money on a Garmin Edge 20 or 25 instead. If you want Heart Rate, Cadence and Smartphone upload / notification, get the Edge 25

Edge 20 & Edge 25

Edge 500

Edge 510

Alternatives?

The best alternative to the Garmin Edge 200 is the Polar M460. The Polar M460 replaced the brilliant M450 with the addition of LIVE Strava Segments.

Polar M460

Next model DOWN

Hmmmm? One of these maybe :-)

Garmin Edge 100?

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Note > this product was replaced by the Garmin Garmin Edge 25 in June 2015

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Pros

  • 123
  • Simple to use and set up
  • Essential speed & distance tracking
  • Up to 14 hours ride time from a fully charged battery
  • Follow a GPX route (breadcrumb trail only, not auto-routing)
  • Uploads data to Garmin Connect (then to Strava etc if enabled in account)
  • Cons

  • No option for heart rate or cadence support
  • No ability to customise training pages
  • HOWEVER, the Edge 200 still offers great value for money
  • Garmin Edge 200 Image Gallery

    Edge 200 Video (Garmin’s Official Video)

    Edge 200 Specification from the Manufacturer

    Easy-to-use GPS Bike Computer

    • Tracks time, distance, speed and GPS position
    • Challenge your past rides or others’ rides
    • Great for everyday, training or touring rides

    Bring new life to every ride with Edge 200. This GPS-enabled bike computer tracks time, distance, speed, location and calories burned. The Edge 200 is ideal for training, everyday and touring rides or any adventure you want to relive later at Garmin Connect™.

    Easy to Use

    We know you just want to get out and enjoy your ride without fussing over gear and electronics, so we made Edge 200 extremely easy to use. There’s no setup required — just pop it onto the included bike mount and you’re ready to roll. You even can use it on multiple bikes.

    GPS-enabled

    Edge 200 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction to calculate your position faster. That means when you turn it on outdoors, it finds satellites quickly so you can get on with your ride. It also alerts you if you’re moving but the timer is not running. Edge 200 has an Auto Pause feature so it will stop the timer when you’re not moving, then restart automatically when you’re rolling again. You also can set alerts for distance, time or calories to make it easier and more fun to achieve your goals.

    How Far and How Fast

    Whether you ride for fun, fitness or to feed your competitive edge, you’ll love seeing how far and how fast you rode. Having this data at your fingertips provides motivation and inspiration to keep you going. Edge 200 stores up to 130 hours of ride data and sorts your activities so you can quickly look up the fastest, longest or last ride.

    Challenge Me

    Edge 200 helps you bring new life to old rides with Courses, a feature that lets you challenge your times on previous rides. A digital cyclist shows your speed relative to your past performance, along with an indication of how far ahead or behind you are. You also can download rides from other Garmin Connect users for a virtual competition.

    Garmin Connect

    Join a worldwide network of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts at Garmin Connect. Once your ride is done, upload it to the site to see the path you traveled on a map, analyze it, share it and view more detail like elevation. Use Garmin Connect’s new Course Creator feature to plan new rides or convert a past activity into a Course.

    SPECIFICATION

    • Physical dimensions 1.9″ x 2.7″ x 0.8″ (4.8 x 6.9 x 2.1 cm)
    • Display size, WxH 1.2″ x 1.4″ (3.0 x 3.7 cm)
    • Display resolution, WxH 128 x 160 pixels
    • Weight 2.1 oz (58.5 g)
    • Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
    • Battery life up to 14 hours
    • Water rating IPX7
    • GPS-enabled > YES
    • High-sensitivity receiver > YES

    Maps & Memory

    • Waypoints/favorites/locations > 0
    • Routes > 0
    • History 1,000 laps (dependent on memory usage)

    Running & Cycling Features

    • Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person) Yes (within a course)
    • Courses (compete against previous activities) > Yes
    • Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed) > Yes
    • Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap) > Yes
    • Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout) > Yes
    • Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal) > Yes

    Garmin Connect®

    • Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) > Yes

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