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Table of Contents Getting Started..................... 1
About the Battery........................ 1 Installing the Edge...................... 2 Turning on the Edge................... 4 Acquiring Satellite Signals.......... 6 Optional ANT+ Sensors.............. 6 Going for a Ride......................... 7 Saving Your Ride Data............... 7 Using Garmin Connect............... 7 Transferring History to Your Computer ................................ 8
Training with Your Edge...... 9
Alerts.......................................... 9 Using Auto Lap by Distance..... 10 Using Auto Lap by Position.......11 Using Auto Pause..................... 12 Using Auto Scroll...................... 12 Courses.................................... 13 Workouts.................................. 16 Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
ANT+ Sensors.................... 20
Tips for Pairing ANT+ Sensors with Your Garmin Device............... 20 Putting on the Heart Rate Monitor................................... 21 Using the Heart Rate Monitor... 22 Heart Rate Zones..................... 23 Replacing the Heart Rate Monitor Battery.................................... 24 Installing the GSC 10............... 25 Using the GSC 10.................... 28 Replacing the GSC 10 Battery.................................... 29 Third-Party ANT+ Sensors....... 30 ANT+ Sensor Troubleshooting..................... 31
History................................ 32 Viewing History......................... 32 Viewing Distance and Time Totals...................................... 32 Deleting History........................ 33 Data Recording........................ 33
Data Management.............. 34 Connecting the USB Cable ..... 34 Loading Files............................ 34 Deleting Files............................ 35
Customizing Your Data Fields.. 36 Data Fields............................... 37 Changing Your System Settings.................................. 40 Changing Your User Profile Settings.................................. 42 Updating Your Bike Profile........ 42 Switching Bikes........................ 43 Changing the Start Notice........ 43 Speed Zones............................ 43 GPS Settings............................ 44 Setting Elevation Points........... 45
Contacting Garmin Product Support.................................. 46 Using the Backlight................... 47 Buying Optional Accessories.... 47 Specifications........................... 47 Wheel Size and Circumference........................ 50 Activity Classes........................ 52 Troubleshooting........................ 53
Registering Your Device........... 46 About the Edge......................... 46 Updating the Software.............. 46 iv
Getting Started warning Always consult your physician before you begin or modify any exercise program. See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information. When using your Edge® the first time, complete the following tasks: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Charge the Edge (page 2). Install the Edge (page 2). Turn on the Edge (page 4). Acquire satellites (page 6). Set up optional ANT+™ sensors (page 6). 6. Go for a ride (page 7). 7. Save your ride (page 7). 8. Get Garmin Connect™ (page 7). Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
9. Transfer history to your computer (page 8).
About the Battery warning This product contains a lithium-ion battery. See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information. The Edge is powered by a built-in, lithium-ion battery that you can recharge using the AC charger or the USB cable included in the product box. NOTE: The Edge will not charge when outside the temperature range of 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C).
Charging the Edge notice To prevent corrosion, thoroughly dry the mini-USB port, the weather cap, and the surrounding area before charging or connecting to a computer. 1. Plug the AC charger into a standard wall outlet. 2. Pull up the weather cap from the mini-USB port.
3. Plug the small end of the AC charger into the mini-USB port. To connect the Edge to your computer using the USB cable, see page 8. 4. Charge the Edge for at least three hours before you begin using it. A fully charged battery can run for up to 18 hours before it must be recharged.
Installing the Edge
For the best GPS reception, position the bike mount so the front of the Edge is oriented toward the sky. You can install the bike mount on the stem (shown on page 3) or the handlebars. Tabs Mini-USB port under the weather cap
1. Select a suitable and secure location to mount the Edge where it does not interfere with safe operation of your bike.
2. Place the rubber disk on the back of the bike mount. The rubber tabs align with the back of the bike mount so it stays in place. 3. Place the bike mount on the bike stem. 4. Attach the bike mount securely using the two bands. Rubber disk
5. Align the tabs on the back of the Edge with the bike mount notches. 6. Press down slightly and turn the Edge clockwise until it locks into place.
Bike mount notches Edge Mounted on the Bike Stem
Bands around the bike stem
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Releasing the Edge 1. Turn the Edge clockwise to unlock the device. 2. Lift the Edge off the mount.
Configuring the Edge The first time you turn on the Edge, you are prompted to configure system settings and user profile settings. • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the initial setup. • Press ▼ or ▲ to view choices and change the default selection. • Press ENTER to make a selection.
Icons Battery charge level GPS is on and receiving signals. GPS is turned off. Heart rate monitor is active. Speed and cadence sensor is active. Power meter is active.
It may take 30 to 60 seconds to acquire signals. 1. Go outdoors to an open area. 2. Make sure that the front of the Edge is oriented toward the sky. 3. Wait while the Edge searches for satellites. Do not begin moving until the locating satellite page disappears. Note: To turn off the GPS receiver and use the Edge indoors, see page 44.
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note: If you do not need to set up ANT+ sensors, you can skip this step. To use an ANT+ sensor during your ride, you must install it and pair it with the Edge. • For heart rate monitor instructions, see page 21. • For GSC™ 10 speed and cadence sensor instructions, see page 25. • For third-party ANT+ sensors, see page 30, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions, and go to www.garmin.com/intosports.
You can use Edge alerts to train toward specific time, distance, calorie, heart rate, cadence, and power goals. Using Time, Distance, and Calorie Alerts 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Alerts. 3. Select Time Alert, Distance Alert, or Calorie Alert. 4. Turn on the alert. 5. Enter a time, distance, or calorie amount. 6. Go for a ride. Each time you reach the alert amount, the Edge beeps and displays a message.
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Note: To turn on audible tones for messages, see page 40. Using Advanced Alerts If you have an optional heart rate monitor, GSC 10, or third-party ANT+ power sensor, you can set up advanced alerts. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Alerts. 3. Select an option: • Select HR Alert to set the minimum and maximum heart rate in beats per minute (bpm). note: For more information about heart rate zones and settings, see page 22.
• Select Cadence Alert to set the fast and slow cadence amounts in revolutions of the crank arm per minute (rpm). • Select Power Alert to set the minimum and maximum power amounts in watts. 4. Go for a ride. Each time you exceed or drop below the specified heart rate, cadence, or power amount, the Edge beeps and displays a message. Note: To turn on audible tones for messages, see page 40.
Using Auto Lap by Distance
You can use Auto Lap® to automatically mark the lap at a specific distance. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different parts of a ride (for example, every 10 miles or 40 kilometers). 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Auto Lap. 3. In the Auto Lap Trigger field, select By Distance. 4. Enter a value. 5. Customize optional lap data fields (page 36). 6. Go for a ride.
You can use Auto Lap to automatically mark the lap at a specific position. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different parts of a ride (for example, a long climb or training sprints). 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Auto Lap. 3. In the Auto Lap Trigger field, select By Position. 4. Select an option: • Select Lap Press Only to trigger the lap counter each time you press LAP and each time you pass any of those locations again.
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• Select Start And Lap to trigger the lap counter at the GPS location where you press START and at any location during the ride where you press LAP. • Select Mark And Lap to trigger the lap counter at a specific GPS location marked before the ride and at any location during the ride where you press LAP. 5. Customize optional lap data fields (see page 36). 6. Go for a ride. Note: During courses, use the By Position option to trigger laps at all of the lap positions saved in the course.
You can use Auto Pause to pause the timer automatically when you stop moving or when your speed drops below a specified value. This feature is helpful if your ride includes stop lights or other places where you need to slow down or stop. ®
Note: The paused time is not saved with your history data. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Auto Pause. 3. Select an option: • Select Off. • Select When Stopped to pause the timer automatically when you stop moving. • Select Custom Speed to pause the timer automatically when your speed drops below a specified value. 12
4. Customize optional time data fields (see page 36). To view the entire time (from pressing START to RESET), select the Time - Elapsed data field. 5. Go for a ride.
Using Auto Scroll
Use the auto scroll feature to automatically cycle through all of the training data pages while the timer is running. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Auto Scroll. 3. Select a display speed: Slow, Medium, or Fast. 4. Go for a ride. The training data pages scroll automatically. You can press PAGE to manually switch pages. Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
Courses allow you to train using a previously recorded activity. You can follow the course trying to match or exceed previously set goals. For example, if the original course was completed in 30 minutes, you will race against a Virtual Partner® trying to complete the course in under 30 minutes. You can create a course from your own activity, or you can send a course from Garmin Connect to your device. Creating Courses with Your Edge Before you can create a course, you must have history with GPS track data saved to the Edge. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Courses > New. 3. Select a previous ride on which to base your course. Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
The Edge assigns a default name to your new course that appears in the list. 4. Select the course from the list. 5. Select Edit Course to rename the course. 6. Enter a descriptive course name in the top field (for example, 18mi_Ridgeview). Starting a Course 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Courses. 3. Select the course from the list. 4. Select an option: • Select Do Course. • Select Map to preview the course, and press BACK to return to the course list.
• Select Profile to preview the elevation profile, and press BACK to return to the course list. 5. Press START. History is recorded even if you are not on the course. The “Course Complete” message appears when you finish. 6. Go for a ride.
Off Course Options You can include a warmup before you begin your course. Press START to begin the course, and then warm up as normal. Stay away from your course path as you warm up. When you are ready to begin, head toward your course. When you are on any part of the course path, the Edge displays an “On Course” message. Note: As soon as you press START, your Virtual Partner starts the course and does not wait for you to warm up.
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If you stray away from the course, the Edge displays an “Off Course” message. Use the course map or course points to find your way back to the course.
Changing the Course Speed 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Courses. 3. Select the course from the list. 4. Select Do Course. 5. Press LIGHT. 6. Use▼ and ▲ to adjust the percentage of time to complete the course. For example, to improve your course time by 20%, enter a course speed of 120%. You will race against the Virtual Partner to finish a 30-minute course in 24 minutes. Stopping a Course Press and hold MENU, and select Training > Stop Course.
Deleting a Course 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Courses. 3. Select a course. 4. Select Delete Course > Yes.
You can use the Edge to create workouts that include goals for each workout step and for varied distances, times, and rest laps. You can plan workouts in advance and store them on your Edge. Creating Workouts 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Workouts > New. 3. Enter a descriptive workout name in the top field (for example, QUICK 10). 4. Select Add New Step. Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
5. Select Duration to specify how the step will be measured. For example, select Distance to end the step after a specific distance. If you select Open, you can press LAP to end the step during your workout. 6. If necessary, enter a value in the field below Duration. 7. Select Target to choose your goal during the step. For example, select Heart Rate to maintain a consistent heart rate during the step. 8. If necessary, select a target zone or enter a custom range. For example, you can select a heart rate zone. Each time you exceed or drop below the specified heart rate, the Edge beeps and displays a message. Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
9. If necessary, select Yes in the Rest Lap field. During a rest lap, the timer continues to run and data is recorded. 10. Press BACK to continue. 11. Repeat steps 4–9 to add another new step. Repeating Workout Steps Before you can repeat a workout step, you must create a workout with at least one step. 1. Select Add New Step. 2. In the Duration field, select an option. • Select Repeat to repeat a step one or more times. For example, you can repeat a 5-mile step ten times. • Select Repeat Until to repeat a step for a specific duration. 17
For example, you can repeat a 5-mile step for 60 minutes or until your heart rate reaches 160 bpm. 3. In the Back To Step field, select a step to repeat. 4. If necessary, select Yes in the Rest Lap field. 5. Press BACK to continue. Starting a Workout 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Workouts. 3. Select the workout. 4. Select Do Workout. 5. Press START. 6. Go for a ride. 7. Press PAGE to view the data pages: After you begin a workout, the Edge displays each step of the workout, the goal (if any), and current workout data. An audible alarm sounds when 18
you are about to finish a workout step. A message appears, counting down the time or distance until a new step begins. Ending a Step Press LAP to end a step early. Stopping a Workout 1. Press STOP to stop the timer. 2. Press and hold RESET to save your ride data and reset the timer. Editing a Workout Using the Edge 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Training > Workouts. 3. Select the workout. 4. Select Edit Workout. 5. Select the step. 6. Select Edit Step. 7. Make any necessary changes, and press BACK to continue. Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
ANT+ Sensors The Edge is compatible with the following ANT+ accessories: • Heart rate monitor (page 21) • GSC 10 speed and cadence sensor (page 25) • Third-party ANT+ sensors (page 30) For information about purchasing additional accessories, go to http://buy.garmin.com.
Tips for Pairing ANT+ Sensors with Your Garmin Device
10 m away from other ANT+ sensors. • Bring the Garmin device within range (3 m) of the ANT+ sensor. • After you pair the first time, your Garmin device automatically recognizes the ANT+ sensor each time it is activated. This process occurs automatically when you turn on the Garmin device and only takes a few seconds when the sensors are activated and functioning correctly. • When paired, your Garmin device only receives data from your sensor, and you can go near other sensors.
• Make sure that the ANT+ sensor is compatible with your Garmin device. • Before you pair the ANT+ sensor with your Garmin device, move 20
Putting on the Heart Rate Monitor caution The heart rate monitor may cause chafing when used for long periods of time. To alleviate this issue, apply an anti-friction lubricant or gel to the center of the hard strap where it contacts your skin. Do not use gels or lubricants that contain sunscreen. Do not apply anti-friction gel or lubricant on the electrodes. Wear the heart rate monitor directly on your skin, just below your breastplate. It should be snug enough to stay in place during your ride. 1. Push one tab on the strap through the slot in the heart rate monitor. Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
2. Press the tab down. 3. Wet both electrodes on the back of the heart rate monitor to create a strong connection between your chest and the transmitter. 4. Wrap the strap around your chest and attach it to the other side of the heart rate monitor. The Garmin logo should be right‑side up. After you put on the heart rate monitor, it is on standby and ready to send data. 21
1. Turn on the Edge. 2. Bring the Edge within range (3 m) of the heart rate monitor. 3. Press and hold MENU. 4. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Heart Rate > ANT+ HR. 5. Select Yes > Rescan. 6. Press BACK to return to the main menu. When the heart rate monitor is paired, a message appears and the heart rate icon appears on the main menu. 7. Customize optional data fields (page 36). 8. Go for a ride. Tip: If heart rate data does not appear or if you have erratic heart rate data, you may have to tighten the strap on 22
your chest or warm up for 5 to 10 minutes (see page 31). Viewing Your Heart Rate Zones and Settings The Edge uses your user profile information from the initial setup to determine your heart rate zones. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Heart Rate > HR Zones. note: You can customize your maximum heart rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones using Garmin Connect (page 8).
% of Maximum Heart Rate or Resting Heart Rate 50% to 60%
60% to 70%
70% to 80%
80% to 90%
90% to 100%
Relaxed, easy pace; rhythmic breathing Comfortable pace; slightly deeper breathing, conversation possible Moderate pace; more difficult to hold conversation
Beginning-level aerobic training; reduces stress Basic cardiovascular training; good recovery pace Improved aerobic capacity; optimal cardiovascular training Improved anaerobic capacity and threshold; improved speed Anaerobic and muscular endurance; increased power
Fast pace and a bit uncomfortable; breathing forceful Sprinting pace, unsustainable for long period of time; labored breathing
About Heart Rate Zones caution Consult your physician to specify heart rate zones that are appropriate for your fitness level and health condition.
cardiovascular capacity and strength. • Knowing your heart rate zones can prevent you from overtraining and can decrease your risk of injury.
Many athletes use heart rate zones to measure and increase their cardiovascular strength and improve their level of fitness. A heart rate zone is a specified range of heartbeats per minute. The five commonly accepted heart rate zones are numbered from 1 to 5 according to increasing intensity.
Replacing the Heart Rate Monitor Battery
How do heart rate zones affect your fitness goals? Knowing your heart rate zones can help you measure and improve your fitness by understanding and applying these principles:
1. Locate the circular battery cover on the back of the heart rate monitor.
The heart rate monitor contains a user‑replaceable CR2032 battery. Note: Contact your local waste disposal department to properly dispose of batteries.
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2. Use a coin to twist the cover counter-clockwise so the arrow on the cover points to OPEN. 3. Remove the cover and battery. 4. Wait 30 seconds. 5. Insert the new battery with the positive side facing up. Note: Be careful not to damage or lose the O-ring gasket on the cover. 6. Use a coin to twist the cover clockwise so the arrow on the cover points to CLOSE.
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Installing the GSC 10
Both magnets must be aligned with their respective indication lines for the Edge to receive data. 1. Place the GSC 10 on the rear chain stay (on the side opposite the drive train). NOTE: Place the flat rubber pad or the triangle-shaped rubber pad between the GSC 10 and the chain stay for stability.
2. Loosely attach the GSC 10 using two cable ties. 3. Attach the pedal magnet to the crank arm using the adhesive mount and a cable tie. The pedal magnet must be within 5 mm of the GSC 10. The indication line on the pedal magnet must line up with the indication line on the GSC 10.
Pedal Magnet on Crank Arm
4. Unscrew the spoke magnet from the plastic piece. 5. Place the spoke in the groove of the plastic piece and tighten slightly. The spoke magnet can face away from the GSC 10 if there is not enough room between the sensor arm and the spoke. The spoke magnet must line up with the indication line on the sensor arm.
6. Loosen the screw on the sensor arm. 7. Move the sensor arm to within 5 mm of the spoke magnet. You can also tilt the GSC 10 closer to either magnet for improved alignment.
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8. Press the Reset button on the GSC 10. The LED turns red, then green. 9. Pedal to test the sensor alignment. The red LED blinks each time the pedal magnet passes the sensor. The green LED blinks each time the spoke magnet passes the sensor arm. note: The LED blinks for the first 60 passes after a reset. Press Reset again if you require additional passes. 10. When everything is aligned and working correctly, tighten the cable ties, the sensor arm, and the spoke magnet.
1. Turn on the Edge. 2. Bring the Edge within range (3 m) of the GSC 10. 3. Press and hold MENU. 4. Select Settings > Bike Settings > [Bike 1] > ANT+ Spd/Cad. 5. Select Yes > Rescan. 6. Press BACK to return to the main menu. When the GSC 10 is paired, a message appears and the cadence icon appears on the main menu. 7. Customize optional data fields (page 36). 8. Go for a ride.
About the GSC 10 Cadence data from the GSC 10 is always recorded. If there is no GSC 10 paired, GPS data is used to calculate the speed and distance. Cadence is your rate of pedaling or “spinning” measured by the number of revolutions of the crank arm per minute (rpm). There are two sensors on the GSC 10: one for cadence and one for speed. For information about cadence alerts, see page 9. Non-Zero Averaging for Cadence Data The non-zero data-averaging setting is available if you are training with an optional cadence sensor. The default setting is to exclude zero values that occur when you are not pedaling.
To turn the non-zero averaging on or off, press and hold MENU, and select Settings > Bike Settings > Data Avg.
Replacing the GSC 10 Battery The GSC 10 contains a userreplaceable CR2032 battery.
Note: Contact your local waste disposal department to properly dispose of batteries. 1. Locate the circular battery cover on the side of the GSC 10. Battery cover
2. Use a coin to twist the cover counter-clockwise until it is loose enough to remove (arrow points to unlocked). 3. Remove the cover and battery. 4. Wait 30 seconds. 5. Insert the new battery with the positive side facing up. Note: Be careful not to damage or lose the O-ring gasket on the cover. 6. Use a coin to twist the cover back into place (arrow points to locked). Battery cover
Third-Party ANT+ Sensors For a list of third-party ANT+ sensors that are compatible with the Edge, go to www.garmin.com/intosports. Calibrating Your Power Meter For calibration instructions specific to your power meter, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Before you can calibrate your power meter, it must be properly installed and actively recording data. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > [Bike 1] > ANT+ Power > Calibrate. 3. Keep your power meter active by pedaling until the message appears.
Viewing Your Power Zones You can set seven custom power zones using Garmin Connect. If you know your FTP (functional threshold power) value, you can enter it and allow the software to calculate your power zones automatically. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > [Bike 1] > Power Zones. Non-Zero Averaging for Power Data The non-zero data-averaging setting is available if you are training with an optional power meter. The default setting is to exclude zero values that occur when you are not pedaling. To turn the non-zero averaging on or off, press and hold MENU, and select Settings > Bike Settings > Data Avg.
ANT+ Sensor Troubleshooting Problem The ANT+ sensor will not pair with my device.
Solution • Stay 10 m away from other ANT sensors while pairing. • Bring the device within range (3 m) of the heart rate monitor while pairing. • If the problem persists, replace the battery. I have a third-party Make sure that it is compatible with the Edge (www.garmin ANT+ sensor. .com/intosports). The heart rate monitor A smaller elastic strap is sold separately. Go to strap is too big. http://buy.garmin.com. The heart rate data is • Make sure that the heart rate monitor is snug against your inaccurate or erratic. body. • Warm up for 5–10 minutes. • Reapply moisture to the electrodes and contact patch. Use water, saliva, or electrode gel. • Wash the strap after every seven uses. • Wear a cotton shirt or wet your shirt if suitable for your activity. Synthetic fabrics that rub or flap against the heart rate monitor can create static electricity that interferes with heart rate signals. • Move away from sources of strong electromagnetic fields and some 2.4 GHz wireless sensors, which can interfere with your heart rate monitor. Sources of interference may include high-voltage power lines, electric motors, microwave ovens, 2.4 GHz cordless phones, and wireless LAN access points.
History Your Edge automatically saves history when the timer is started. The Edge can save at least 180 hours of ride data with typical use. When the Edge memory is full, a message appears. The Edge does not automatically delete or overwrite your history. See page 33 to learn how to delete history. History includes time, distance, calories, average speed, maximum speed, altitude, and detailed lap information. Edge history can also include heart rate, cadence, and power. note: History is not recorded while the timer is stopped or paused.
1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select History > Activities.
3. Choose an option: • Use ▼ and ▲ to scroll through your activities. • Select View More to view the details for the entire ride or for each lap.
Viewing Distance and Time Totals
Press and hold MENU, and select History > Totals to view the accumulated ride distance and time.
1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select History > Delete. 3. Select an option: • Select Indv. Activities to delete one activity at a time. • Select All Activities to delete all ride data from the history. • Select Old Activities to delete activities recorded more than one month ago. • Select All Totals to reset the ride distance and time totals. Note: This does not delete any history. 4. Select Yes.
When a third-party power meter (page 30) is paired, the Edge records points every second. Recording points every second uses more of the available memory on the Edge, but creates a very accurate record of your ride.
After you have transferred your history to your computer, you may want to delete the history from your Edge.
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The Edge uses smart recording. It records key points where you change direction, speed, or heart rate.
Data Management You can use the Edge as a USB mass storage device. note: The Edge is not compatible with Windows® 95, 98, Me, or NT. It is also not compatible with Mac® OS 10.3 and earlier.
Connecting the USB Cable notice To prevent corrosion, thoroughly dry the mini-USB port, the weather cap, and the surrounding area before charging or connecting to a computer. 1. Connect the USB cable to a USB port on your computer. 2. Pull up the weather cap from the mini-USB port.
3. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the mini-USB port. Your device appears as a removable drive in My Computer on Windows computers and as a mounted volume on Mac computers.
After you have connected the device to your computer, you can manually load the following files to your Edge: .tcx, .fit, and .crs. 1. Browse your computer for the file. 2. Select Edit > Copy. 3. Open the “Garmin” drive or volume. 4. Open the “NewFiles” folder. 5. Select Edit > Paste.
Deleting Files NOTICE Your device memory contains important system files that should not be deleted. After you have connected the device to your computer, you can manually delete files. 1. Open the Garmin drive or volume. 2. Select the file. 3. Press the Delete key on your keyboard.
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Disconnecting the USB Cable When you are finished managing your files, you can disconnect the USB cable. 1. Complete an action: • For Windows computers, click the eject icon in your system tray. • For Mac computers, drag the volume icon to the Trash . 2. Unplug the device from your computer.
Current range of power output (1 to 7) based on your FTP or custom settings.
Speed – Avg. *
Average speed for the ride.
Current temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. Note: The Edge may display temperature readings that are higher than the actual air temperature if the Edge is placed in direct sunlight or held in your hand. Also, the Edge will take some time to adjust to significant changes in temperature.
Current time of day based on your time settings (format, time zone, and daylight saving time).
Total Ascent *
Total elevation gain for the current ride.
Total Descent *
Total elevation lost for the current ride.
Vertical Speed *
Rate of ascent or descent in feet/meters per hour.
VS – 30s Avg. *
The 30-second moving average of vertical speed.
Changing Your System Settings
3. Turn the tones for keys and messages on or off. Changing the Backlight 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > System > Display. 3. Change the settings: • Select Backlight Timeout to change the amount of time the backlight stays on. Tip: Use a short backlight setting to conserve battery power. • Select Backlight Level to change the brightness. • Select Contrast to change the level of screen contrast.
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Changing the Configuration Settings You can modify all of the settings you configured in the initial setup. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > System. 3. Select an option: • Select System Setup to modify language, position format, unit format, and time format. • Select Initial Setup to modify all of the configuration settings in the initial setup. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Time Zones and Time Formats Each time you turn on the Edge and acquire satellites, the Edge automatically detects your time zone and the current time of day. To change the time format to 12 hour or 24 hour, you must change the configuration settings in the system setup (page 41). Changing the Auto Power Down Setting This feature automatically turns the Edge off after 15 minutes of inactivity. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > System > Auto Power Down. 3. Select On or Off.
The Edge uses information that you enter about yourself to calculate accurate ride data. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > User Profile to update gender, age, weight, height, and activity class settings. Use the table on page 53 to determine your activity class. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. About Calories Calorie expenditure and heart rate analysis technology is provided and supported by Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. For more information, go to www.firstbeattechnologies.com.
Updating Your Bike Profile
You can customize three bike profiles. The Edge uses the bike weight, the odometer value, and the wheel size to calculate accurate ride data. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > [Bike 1] > Bike Details. 3. Enter a name for the bike profile. 4. Enter the bike weight and the odometer value. 5. In the Wheel Size field, select an option: • Select Auto to calculate your wheel size using GPS distance. • Select Custom to enter your wheel size. For a table of wheel sizes and circumferences, see page 50.
After you customize your bike profiles on the Edge, select your bike. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > [Active Bike Name] > Bike Details. 3. Select the bike you want to use.
Changing the Start Notice This feature automatically detects when your Edge has acquired satellites and is moving. It is a reminder to start the timer so you can record your ride data. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Start Notice.
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3. In the Mode field, select an option: • Select Off. • Select Once. • Select Repeat to change the amount of time to delay the reminder.
Your Edge contains several different speed zones, ranging from very slow (Climb 4) to very fast (Max Speed). The values for the zones are default values and may not match your personal abilities. You can customize your zones using Garmin Connect (page 8). Viewing Your Speed Zones 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select Settings > Bike Settings > Speed Zones.
GPS settings include the following: • Turning satellites off (page 44) • Viewing the satellite page (page 44) • Using elevation points (page 45) Training Indoors 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select GPS > GPS Status. 3. Select Off. When GPS is off, speed and distance data are not available unless you have an optional sensor that sends speed and distance data to the Edge (such as the GSC 10. The next time you turn on the Edge, it will search for satellite signals again.
Satellite Page The satellite page shows your current GPS satellite information. To view the satellite page, press and hold MENU, and select GPS > Satellite. On the satellite page, GPS accuracy appears at the top of the page. The black bars represent the strength of each satellite signal received (the number of the satellite appears below each bar). For more information about GPS, go to www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
You can save up to 10 elevation points. Using an elevation point each time you begin a particular training ride provides more-consistent and more-accurate elevation data. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select GPS > Set Elevation. 3. Enter a descriptive name. 4. Enter the known elevation. 5. Select Save. The next time you start the timer, the Edge automatically searches for elevation points within 30 m of your location. The Edge uses the elevation data as the starting point.
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Editing Elevation Points 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select GPS > Elevation Points. 3. Select the elevation point you want to edit. 4. Edit the name and elevation. Deleting Elevation Points If you do not want to use a saved elevation point, you must delete the elevation point from your Edge. 1. Press and hold MENU. 2. Select GPS > Elevation Points. 3. Select the elevation point you want to delete. 4. Select Delete.
Appendix Registering Your Device Help us better support you by completing our online registration today:
• Go to http://my.garmin.com. • Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place.
About the Edge
To display important software information and your unit ID, press and hold MENU, and select Settings > About Edge.
Updating the Software
1. Select an option: • Use WebUpdater. Go to www.garmin.com/products /webupdater. • Use Garmin Connect. Go to http://connect.garmin.com. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Contacting Garmin Product Support
Contact Garmin Product Support if you have any questions about this product: • In the USA, go to www.garmin .com/support, or contact Garmin USA by phone at (913) 397.8200 or (800) 800.1020. • In the UK, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. by phone at 0808 2380000. • In Europe, go to www.garmin.com /support and click Contact Support for in-country support Edge 500 Owner’s Manual
Two sizes: • 1.3 × 1.5 × 0.9 in. AS568-125 • 1.7 × 1.9 × 0.9 in. AS568-131 Note: Use EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) replacement bands only. Go to http://buy .garmin.com, or contact your Garmin dealer.
The activity class information is provided by Firstbeat Technologies Ltd., portions of which are based on Jackson et al. “Prediction of Functional Aerobic Capacity Without Exercise Testing,” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 22 (1990): 863–870.
Troubleshooting Problem The buttons do not respond. How do I reset the Edge? I want to clear all the user data from my Edge.
My Edge does not acquire satellite signals. The battery gauge does not seem accurate. The battery does not last long. How do I know my Edge is in USB mass storage mode?
Solution Press and hold POWER, MENU, and RESET simultaneously to reset the Edge. Note: This does not erase any of your data or settings. 1. Turn off the Edge. 2. Press and hold POWER and RESET until the message appears. 3. Select Yes to clear all user data. Note: This deletes all user‑entered information, but it does not delete your history. 1. Take your Edge out of parking garages and away from tall buildings and trees. 2. Turn on the Edge. 3. Remain stationary for several minutes. Allow the Edge battery to fully discharge, and then fully charge the battery (without interrupting the charge cycle). Reduce the backlight time (page 40). You should see a new removable disk drive in My Computer on Windows computers and a mounted volume on Mac computers.
Appendix Problem My Edge is connected to the computer, but it will not go into mass storage mode.
I cannot see any new removable drives in my list of drives. My course file was renamed. Some of my data is missing from my Edge history. I need to replace the bands for the mount.
Solution You may have loaded a corrupted file. 1. Disconnect the Edge from your computer. 2. Turn off the Edge. 3. Press and hold MENU while you connect the Edge to your computer. Continue pressing MENU for 10 seconds or until the Edge goes into mass storage mode. If you have several network drives mapped on your computer, Windows may have trouble assigning drive letters to your Garmin drives. See the Help file for your operating system to learn how to assign drive letters. You can load .tcx and .crs files to the Edge. When you select the course for any reason, the file is converted to a .fit course file. When the Edge memory is full, it will no longer record data. Transfer data to your computer regularly to avoid losing data. Go to http://buy.garmin.com, or contact your Garmin dealer. Purchase bands made of EPDM only.
Index A accessories 47 acquiring satellite signals 6, 53 activity classes 42, 52 alerts 9 ANT+ sensors 6, 20–31 troubleshooting 31 Auto Lap 10, 11 Auto Pause 12 Auto Scroll 12 B backlight 40, 47 bands 3, 48, 54 battery 53 charging 1 conserving 40 bike mount 2, 48 bike profiles 42, 43 buttons 5
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C cadence alerts 10 data fields 37 training 28 calibrating your power meter 30 calorie alerts 9 calories 37 charging the Edge 1, 2 clearing user data 53 courses 13–19 loading 34 custom data fields 36–39 D data fields 37–40 data recording 33 data uploading 34 deleting files 35 history 33 distance data fields 37 distance alerts 9
downloading software 7 E elevation data fields 37, 40 points 45 F files deleting 35 loading 34 G Garmin Product Support 46 GPS accuracy 37 satellite page 44 settings 44 grade 37 GSC 10 28, 49 battery 29 installing 25
H heart rate alerts 9 data fields 37 settings 22 zones 22–24 heart rate monitor battery 24 putting on 21 specifications 49 using 22 history 32, 54 deleting 33 transferring 8 viewing 32 I icons 4 initial setup 4, 41 installing the Edge 2 L lithium-ion battery 1, 47 loading files 34
M mount 2, 48 O O-rings (bands) 48 P pairing ANT+ sensors 6, 20 paused time 12 pedal magnet 26 power alerts 10 data fields 38 data recording 33 meter 30 zones 30 product registration 46 product support 46 profile bike 42 user 42 R recording history 7 registration 46 replacement parts 47
resetting Edge 53 S safety information 1 satellite signals 44 acquiring 6 saving your data 7, 18 sensors, pairing 6 settings 36 smart recording 33 software downloads 7 updates 46 version 46 specifications 47 speed data fields 39 zones 43 speed and cadence sensor 49 spoke magnet 26 start notice message 41, 43 switching bikes 43
T technical specifications 47 time alerts 9 data fields 39 zones and formats 41 timer 7, 32 tire size 42 tones 40 training indoors 44 training with your Edge 9 transferring data 8, 34 troubleshooting 31, 53
W weather cap 2, 8, 34 wheel sizes 42, 50 workouts 16–19 loading 34 Z zones heart rate 22–24 power 30
U unit ID 46 updating software 46 USB 2, 8, 34, 53 user profile 42 V vertical speed 40 Virtual Partner 13, 15