Garmin Edge 1030 users?

b0redom Posts: 21
edited August 2018 in Commuting general
Hi All,

Does anyone have a Garmin Edge 1030? Having struggled with RideWithGPS and a Mio 505 (explore more because our routing is shit!) I'm considering buying one to act as a proper satnav for commuting to work in London.

The blurb reckons that it uses heatmaps of routes uploaded to Garmin Connect to ensure that it doesn't send you around the M25 or some gravel/mud 'cycle' path which would be fine on a MTB but not so much on a carbon rimmed roadie.

Anyone have any real life experience with one?


  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 1,001
    It will only use heatmaps if you let the unit generate the route. If you create your own route and load it onto the unit it will follow the route you specify.
  • b0redom
    b0redom Posts: 21
    OK fair enough, but is the heat map routing any good?

    Anyone know how/if they are updated over time?