Garmin computers are being picked up by cyclists as they provide many helpful features such as incident detection, GPS and can monitor your activity. They are compact and lightweight, further adding to their popularity.
Many cyclists wanting to buy a Garmin Edge are often hesitant because they don’t know how to set it up. Fortunately, it is quite easy.
While there are different models, they all follow a similar procedure with differences often highlighted in their respected manuals.
So, today, we’re gonna answer your question, “how do I set up my Garmin Edge?” Let’s dive in.
How Do I Set up My Garmin Edge?
There are several different parts of the setup procedure. Before you begin the procedure, it is recommended to learn the basic controls of your Garmin Edge.
Some of the models have different button layouts or means of scrolling. Refer to your instruction manual for these controls so that you can navigate the menus more easily.
Setting up Your Profile
Here’s how to set up your profile.
Turning on the Garmin Edge
Once you have unboxed your Garmin Edge and checked the batteries, you will need to turn the power on.
Most models have a power button, whose placement varies, which can be pressed or held to turn on the computer.
Setting up Your Profile
When you boot up your Garmin Edge for the first time, you’ll be prompted to set up your profile. You can make use of the select button and scrolling buttons to choose between the options.
And your profile details will include what language the menus your height, weight, age, and what units of measurements you will use.
You can later edit your profile, but you must fill in the right information as these will help with the setup process later on.
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Setting up the Sensor
Here’s the process of setting up the sensor.
Choose a Sensor
Sensors are an integral part of Garmin computers and need to be properly set up for it to work.
This can be initiated by selecting a particular sensor from the menu and then selecting the pair option.
Connect with Your Mobile
Once you’ve confirmed the pair option, you need to check if the Bluetooth option in your phone is on or not.
Turn it on and select the Garmin Edge from the compatible device menu on your phone. Once the proper device has been selected, select the connect option.
Customizing and Final Touches
Let’s customize and give the final touch.
The majority of your setup has been completed. You can customize the settings for different activities or times and fine-tune it for cycling. This is done under the data field options on the menu.
Attach It to Your Bike
Once you’ve done customizing and fine-tuning the settings, you can attach it to your bike.
You can get a separate holder made, especially for the Garmin Edge series. Once you’ve properly set it in you can then go biking.
Hopefully, you have a general idea of how to go about setting up your Garmin Edge.
It is not too difficult, but some steps can vary depending on the model in which you should refer to the manual.