I recently sold my Edge 810 and picked up the Edge 1000.. I was leery about the 1000 because Garmin devices always have software issues right out of the gate that take months to resolve..
I had planned on using my Edge 200 while researching options for a new computer but it died a horrible death.. My LBS had an Edge 1000 in stock so I decided to go get it.. Mainly because I have Di2 and I was intrigued by the Shimano D-Fly integration. Segments along with text and phone notifications also looked pretty cool..
I've only used the Edge 1000 one time (today) and it was on a 36-mile ride.. I have it paired up to an iPhone 5S but also have a Nexus 5 that I can test it with...
The Edge 1000 is much bigger than the Edge 810 and it makes the Edge 200 look like a tiny little toy... The screen on the Edge 1000 is very, very nice! GPS locks in lightning fast and the unit boots up much faster than my Edge 810 did..
I won’t get into a lengthy review of the Edge 1000 as dcrainmaker already has a ton of info on his site. Linky → First look at the new Garmin Edge 1000 | DC Rainmaker
Right out of the box there is a firmware update (2.20) for the Edge 1000. I installed it but have no idea what it is suppose to fix.. I paired it up to my iPhone 5S and off I went…
I made a few segments via Garmin connect before I headed out and loaded them onto the device..
Initial issues (before the ride)
1) No more bike profiles!
2) No way to enter total miles
Issues while riding
1) A few times during the ride I got a ‘locked screen’ message. Yes the screen was locked and would not respond to any input.. Pressing and holding the power button did bring up a menu with the option to unlock it.. This is a massive bug! I don’t really want to do this several times during my ride.
2) Bluetooth drops and reconnects randomly.
The good stuff
1) The segments I loaded worked great! As I came to the segment the Edge 1000 alerted me and kept me updated with my progress on the segment. Awesome stuff!
2) I got 3 text messages and was alerted to them all. I did not get any phone calls. Awesome! (text and phone notifications only work with iOS = no Android)
3) The ride was automatically uploaded via Garmin Connect after my ride was complete. (was always an issue on my 810)
4) The included maps appear to be on par with the maps that were included in my 810 bundle. I didn't play with maps much but I did view them a few times during my ride.
5) Weather worked fine (was always an issue on my 810)
I did not pick up the Edge 1000 bundle version because my LBS only had the non bundle version in stock. I ordered the wireless cadence and speed sensors today but probably won’t have them for a few weeks. I also ordered the Shimano D-Fly sensor for my Di2 but that is currently on back-order until the end of July..
Overall I’d say the Edge 1000 is not quite as buggy as my 810 was (although firmware 3,0 on the Edge 810 did fix most of my issues) and it has some pretty killer features over the 810.
There are a few major bugs however and knowing Garmin it’s going to take a while for them to sort it out.. The 2 major bugs right now are the locked screen issue and the Bluetooth dropping and reconnecting.. It’s also a bummer that is is no way to add total mileage and that bike profiles are gone..
Segments along with the text and phone call notifications are the absolute killer features of the Edge 1000.. It boots faster and it locks onto GPS faster. The screen is also much better..
This was my 1st and only ride with it so more to come later.. There are several features that I did not try like the live feed, the virtual partner and mapping directions along a few others..
If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them..