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Edge 540 Bike Computer

4.118421052631579 out of 5 stars
76 Reviews
Current price: $299.99 Original price: $349.99
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Why We Like The Garmin Edge 540 Bike Computer

The Garmin Edge 540 Bike Computer is an advanced GPS cycling computer for serious cyclists that provides us with everything we need to be our best on the road, trails, gravel, or stationary trainer. Suggested daily workouts and personalized coaching adapt to our ongoing progress when we connect our compatible heart rate monitor or power meter, providing power targets, stamina insights, and current training load. These features are easy to use with reliable button controls, and the Garmin Connect app is even easier to pair and sync our data with our smartphone to share with training features such as Strava or TrainingPeaks.


  • An advanced GPS cycling computer for serious cyclists
  • Easy-to-use button controls are reliable in any condition
  • Suggested daily workouts adapt to our personal progress
  • GNSS technology provides enhanced positioning accuracy
  • See upcoming and remaining climbs with the ClimbPro ascent planner
  • Power guide recommends power targets when paired with a power meter
  • Ride maps highlight popular roads, trails, and points of interest
  • Garmin Connect app pairs with Strava, TrainingPeaks, and other apps
  • Item #GRMF06D
Housing Material
Operating System
Bluetooth, ANT+
Battery Type
Lithium ion cell contained in equipment
Battery Life
[demanding use] up to 26 hours, [battery saver mode] up to 42 hours
Low Battery Indicator
Mount Type
out-front mount, standard mount
Edge 540, out-front mount, standard mount, tether, USB-C cable, documentation
2.3 x 3.4 x 0.8in
Face Size
2.6in diagonal
Claimed Weight
80.3g (2.8oz)
Manufacturer Warranty
cross-country, enduro, gravel, road cycling, trail

Overall Rating

4 based on 76 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 6 reviews
2 Stars - 6 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 17 reviews
5 Stars - 43 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

May 25, 2024

I'm mixed and somewhat disappointed

I'm coming from an Edge 510 that I literally wore out. My first reaction was how horrible the UI has become. First and foremost, there's no easy way to get back to a STARTING place. The online manual is dreadful because there are no pictures to show you what to look for. Too often, they present the order of steps for something, and it's too easy to miss a step because you are looking in the wrong place. The YouTube videos are almost as bad; the people typically go too fast. So, you see, stop, go to your Garmin, and do not see what they showed, so you go back, find where you left off, and go back and forth: it's a mess. As far as performance goes, meh! When I'm riding, my cadence and speed monitors keep flipping out and in, back and forth. Sometimes, I can't get my cadence to link at all. I've called for help, and they sent me the instructions to get some data for them, but the instructions do not work. The guy I talked with had an attitude issue, and it sure sounded like he was wasting his time talking to someone who couldn't figure this out on their own. And while I'm ranting. As I stated, I'm coming from the 510. There are a slew of features in this one that were not in my previous Garmin. I've tried searching for what any of these new features do and why I would want to use them (let alone figure out how to access them), and I find nothing. Would it have been that hard to provide a basic sentence or two about what the various features are for? So, yes, I am very disappointed with my unit.

The Gary

Originally reviewed on Garmin

1 out of 5 stars

May 22, 2024

will return it

this review is based on my opinion: i started with the Edge 130 and loved it! but at my 48 years of age i needed a bigger screen to read better some of the screens. i got the 540 and guess what!!!! they made the letters smaller! the colors of the screen in certain light conditions make it harder to see the (specially the maps) the screen brightness in AUTO mode is super low!! i need external light from a lamp to see it clearly and if you turn off the auto brightness off your battery will die mid ride. in the 130 was basic (i get it) but you would just open it and go riding, but this new 540 the menus are so intricate that you will need an afternoon to set it up as you like it minor annoyance


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

May 13, 2024

Great investment!

So happy I got the 540! Very easy to use! Being an older genX, it only took a few days to get the hang of using the app (on my iPhone) and the 540 to find routes. I only gave a 4 star because I’m not able to use my Apple Watch for my heart rate. Other than that, love the 540

Kimberlie Jo

Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

May 9, 2024

Tough to beat.

I bought the 540 non solar to replace my Edge 520 not because of a lack of ride metrics but rather, the battery life. With Rally pedals, RTL515, hr, it put too much demand on it and battery life was basically 1 ride. Edge 540 battery is quite strong and addresses the 520 shortcoming well. Besides that, the climb pro is pretty cool and the suggested workouts and other performance bits are pretty good as well. User teething issues were the button sequence isn't identical to 520 and it takes some practice to nail the sequence. Once learned, you're good. Lastly if you're already a Garmin user, the set up could not have been easier.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

1 out of 5 stars

May 8, 2024

Mistake - don't buy

I find the button menu absolutely horrid. Can someone tell Garmin it is 2024 and maybe you should be able to configure your edge 100% from your phone and maybe even start a ride from your phone. It works like a 2010 device


Originally reviewed on Garmin

1 out of 5 stars

May 8, 2024

Too small; too difficult

Too difficult to see and use the buttons. I returned it.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

May 4, 2024

Perfect for road biking and triathlon

Love it, very easy to pair with the sensors and easy to operate. Battery last a very long time. If you are looking to know your riding metrics and keep up with your best performance this is the ideal tool.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

May 3, 2024

Better features than the 530

I got tired of replacing my 530 edge from crashes or falling from technical climbs. The attachment back piece kept breaking off the casing. Finally, ordered the 540! You can replace the back attachment instead of the whole unit. I really like the bigger screen, performance feature data, color screen and the ability to control my music without stopping, to dig in my pack to grab my phone!

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Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 27, 2024

Climb pro

I have had this for 2weeks. I am very pleased. There are a lot of features that was not on the 520.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 26, 2024

Excellent purchase

First-buy with this type of gear and totally satisfied. Definitely will get more Garmin products!


Originally reviewed on Garmin