Garmin Edge 1040 Solar Bike Computer Uses the Sun to Charge Its Battery


A bike computer is extremely useful for providing navigation and cycling data in real-time, but the device can only work for a few hours before its battery has to be recharged. But what if we can extend its operating time further?

Equipped with Power Glass, Garmin Edge 1040 Solar has a solar panel hidden within the glass without obstructing the view. The glass could generate 42 minutes’ worth of extra power in one hour of optimal sunlight.

Depending on your riding environment, this could eliminate the need to carry a power bank and in the eyes of professional cyclists, it’s always a good idea to shave weight as much as possible.

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