In short: An Edge 820 but without the performance features
Display size: 58.4cm
The Garmin Edge Explore 820 has an identical appearance to the standard 820 and in general has most of the same features such as the touchscreen, excellent turn-by-turn navigation, and impressive 24 hour battery life when in Battery Save mode.
However the Edge Explore 820 is aimed more at those interested in navigation, tracking their rides, uploading them to Strava, and generally enjoying riding their bikes and being out in the fresh air, rather than those looking to use their Garmin as a training aid.
For this reason the Garmin Edge Explore 820 loses many of the performance features of the standard Edge 820, so it won’t connect to a power meter, won’t display and calculate performance metrics such as your VO2 Max and functional threshold power, and won’t connect with electronic groupsets to show what gear you’re in.
The upside of this is that it is £50 cheaper than the Edge 820, and for that you still keep features such as incident detection, weather alerts, and smartphone connectivity.
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