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Garmin Edge 1040 Solar

Launched this week and in stock now at Wheelbase!

Garmin bring you the Edge 1040 Series available now in two exciting new models. Choose between the Edge 1040 or their innovative Edge 1040 Solar option which harnesses the power of the sun helping to extend battery life further into your next epic ride making it the ideal GPS cycling computer for riders taking on ultra-distance gravel events or multi-day Bikepacking adventures.

Garmin Edge 1040 Solar

The versatile new Garmin Edge 1040 and 1040 Solar will help you train more efficiently and navigate further than ever.


Both the solar and non-solar Edge 1040 GPS computers feature multi-band GNSS technology for the first time, which gives even better coverage under dense tree-cover or on remote mountain trails. The benefits aren’t limited to your next ride in the wilderness though; that GNSS technology will help to precisely track your every move and record all of your vital stats in even the most built up urban environment.

Garmin Edge 1040 and 1040 Solar Key Features:

  • GNSS technology
  • Simplified & streamlined interface
  • Classify your strengths and compare your ability to specific courses
  • Manage your efforts with the Power Guide feature, using recommended power targets
  • Get stamina insights as you ride, allowing you to gauge how long you can push the pace
  • Stay on top of your training with missed workout prompts
  • Tap into local knowledge and enjoy ride type-specific maps which highlight the most popular routes
  • Connect with your favourite Apps including Strava, Komoot, TrainingPeaks and more

Solar Power

The new Edge 1040 Solar features Garmin’s Power Glass technology which harvests the power of the sun through a cleverly integrated charging lens that helps to extend your 1040’s battery life. The battery efficiency stats are impressive; with the 1040 Solar in battery saver mode you’ll get an extra 100 hours of power. When the 1040 is experiencing the most demand you still get an extra 45 hours of power; during daytime rides the 1040 Solar adds up to 42 minutes per hour in battery saver mode and up to 20 minutes per hour in demanding use cases. There’s a £110.00 difference between the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar and the more conventional Garmin Edge 1040 with all other functionality being the same.

Onboard Coach

The Garmin Edge 1040 is a powerful coaching tool with multiple ways to monitor and improve your riding. It will quickly classify your strengths as a cyclist and compare your own specific abilities to the demands of any cycling route; the Garmin Edge 1040 and 1040 Solar behave like your very own coach, riding alongside you while recommending your ideal power targets in relation to the course you’re riding. The Edge 1040 delivers real-time insights for power and stamina as you ride and is packed with useful features like suggested workouts, plus insight that inform how effective your training is.

Another great feature on the Edge 1040 and 1040 Solar is ClimbPro which helps you to gauge your effort on climbs, seeing the remaining distance and grade ahead of you with a quick glance of the display. This is a great advantage if you’re riding a climb that’s totally new to you and will help you ride more efficiently in training or even mid-race when shrewd tactics can make all the difference between winning and losing.


With an increased battery capacity and that clever solar technology on the Edge 1040 Solar you’ll be encouraged to ride further into the wilderness than previously. Navigation on the 1040 is easy & intuitive to use and gives you instant ‘local expert’ status regardless of whether you’ve ever set your wheels down in a particular location before. The 1040’s improved maps feature ride type-specific configurations to highlight the most popular routes that are identified as being best-suited to the type of ride you’re doing regardless of whether that’s Road, Mountain Bike or Gravel.

Garmin Edge 1040 Solar

Manage your efforts with real-time recommended power targets.


Garmin Edge 1040 Solar

Suggested workouts and missed workout prompts help to keep your training sharp and focused.


Garmin Edge 1040 Solar

Gauging your efforts on climbs is easy with the Garmin Edge 1040 and 1040 Solar.


Garmin Edge 1040 Solar RRP £629.99

Garmin Edge 1040 Bundle RRP £599.99

Garmin Edge 1040 RRP £519.99


Written by Johnny Dodgin


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