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Can I use Edge 510 as an indoor trainer computer?

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Asked by: Juan Hooks

For each profile you can select which sensors are used. If you turn off GPS and turn on cadence and speed (and HR if you have it) you can use it indoors. You might need another sensor to pick up wheel speed if you only have a cadence sensor.

Can my Garmin control my trainer?

A variety of Garmin’s bike computer and watches can control your smart trainer, according to this Garmin website: Edge 130 Plus/ 520 / 520 Plus / 530 / 830 / 1030 / 1030 Plus.

How do I record indoor cycling on my Garmin?

To track your indoor cycling workout on a Garmin device, simply choose the ‘Indoor Cycling’ activity from the home screen and off you go. Click ‘save’ at the end of your ride, and you’ll be able to analyse your ride within the Garmin app, as well as track your progress over time.

Can I use my Garmin Edge with Zwift?

Garmin quietly rolled out an update yesterday that means you’ll now get training load updated on your Garmin devices for workouts done in Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest, and the Tacx App, all without using a Garmin device to record them.

How do I connect my Garmin to my stationary bike?


  1. Place the smart trainer in pairing mode if needed.
  2. Press and hold Menu to enter the Main Menu on the watch.
  3. Select Sensors & Accessories.
  4. Select Add New.
  5. Select Smart Trainer.
  6. Select the smart trainer on the watch when found.

Can my Garmin track stationary bike?

The vívoactive® device can be used for training indoors, such as running on an indoor track or using a stationary bike. GPS is turned off for indoor activities. When running or walking with GPS turned off, speed, distance, and cadence are calculated using the accelerometer in the device.

How do you track indoor cycling?

How To Record Your Indoor Cycling With Android App Using Fitbit. Android is similar to iOS, here are the steps: Open the dashboard and go into the ‘Track your exercise’ option, as you can see below. This will show you any previous exercise history you have.

Will Garmin GPS work indoors?

Most runners use a Garmin or other GPS watch to track their runs – including for indoor running. The Run Indoor setting on many GPS watches allows you to track and record your treadmill run, just as you would an outdoor run.

Does Garmin speed sensor work indoors?

When you're using your speed sensor on your bike indoors on the trainer. You definitely have to play around the tension on your train a little bit to kind of mimic the real world.

How do I track miles on a stationary bike?

How To Use Garmin 510 Edge on an Indoor Trainer & Upload …

How do I add indoor cycling to Garmin 235?

Go into Settings>Activity Profiles and check that it’s enabled there. I have five profiles on my 230: Run, Run Indoor, Bike, Bike Indoor and Other. Thank you!

How do you use the Garmin instinct for indoor cycling?

Using an ANT‍+ Indoor Trainer

  1. From the watch face, press GPS.
  2. Select Bike Indoor.
  3. Press MENU.
  4. Select Smart Trainer Options.
  5. Select an option: Select Free Ride to go for a ride. …
  6. Press GPS to start the activity timer. The trainer increases or decreases resistance based on the elevation information in the course or ride.

How do I track my Garmin peloton?

To set things up, create a SyncMyWorkout account and link your Peloton and Garmin accounts. As soon as you do this, your last week of rides will start syncing over to Garmin for free.

How do you measure distance on an indoor bike trainer?

Between the the magnet on the rear wheel that's spinning and the cycle computer that will keep track of the mileage traveled.

Is 3 miles on a stationary bike the same as walking 3 miles?

Most fitness experts who have calculated calorie burn for both exercises base their numbers on time spent rather than distance traveled. In several studies conducted by reputable scientists, it was determined that, under equal conditions, bike riding was at least equal to walking.

How can I track my distance on a stationary bike?

If your speed is 10 miles per hour, then you’d need to divide 10 miles per hour by 60 in order to find out how many miles you’re cycling per minute. In this case, 10 divided by 60 is 0.167. This means that you are cycling about 0.17 miles each minute.