Garmin Edge 1030 first ride review and impressions, is this the best GPS cycling computer? This is the Garmin Edge 1030 first ride review following its released this month. Whilst this is not an in-depth review I have mainly tried to focus on some of the key new features that Garmin have brought to the device Garmin Edge 1030 first ride review – first impressions Garmin Edge 1030 Retailer links for the US, UK and Canada Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2woiFv5 Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2vMHceW Amazon CN – http://amzn.to/2wJpMkD Garmin Edge 1030 Specs * BATTERY: 20 hours battery * WEIGHT: 123g weight – This is heavier than the Edge 1000 which is 114g * SCREEN: 3.5 inch Touchscreen * TRENDLINE POPULARITY ROUTING: Uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect ride data to show you the best on- and off-road routes traveled by cyclists. * RIDER-TO-RIDER MESSAGING: Rider-to-rider messaging lets you send prewritten notes from your Edge 1030 to other ridersâ€™ Edge devices. Let your friends know if youâ€™ll catch up in a few minutes or if they should go on without you. * NEW SMART CONNECTIVITY: Respond to missed phone calls or texts with prewritten messages4 such as â€œbe home soon.â€ Give your friends and family â€” even your fellow riders â€” peace of mind by letting them follow your rides in real time with LiveTrack and GroupTrack2. * GARMIN CYCLE MAPS AND ALERTS: Edge 1030 is preloaded with maps and includes turn-by-turn navigation and new navigation alerts that notify you of upcoming sharp turns. * LONGER BATTERY LIFE: Your Edge battery should outlast your ride, not the other way around. With Edge 1030, get up to 20 hours of power, and if thatâ€™s not enough, add up to 24 more with the optional extended battery pack. * STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS: Race virtually against your Strava friends with second-by-second comparisons, and see how your effort compares to your PR. The new segment explore alerts you to a nearby iconic segment. * NEW PRELOADED STRAVA ROUTES CIQ APP: The starred routes automatically sync to your Edge so you can navigate and compete on your favorite segments at the same time.