Tour de France | Team Garmin
Team Garmin at the Tour de France 2009
Special edition of the Garmin Edge 705 bike computer
The Garmin Team is supported by a special edition of the de Garmin Edge 705 bike computer. The Edge 705 features innovative biking technology, among which compatibility with SRM (Schoberer Rad Messtechnik) sensors which are able to measure the power ('wattage') through a refined chip in the pedal set. This wireless connection lets you read this data on your device, but not only that; also your GPS position, heart rate, bike speed, cadence, height and level angle. The flat, orange and blue Team Garmin edition of the Edge 705 was clearly viewable when the bikes were parked near the team buses at the beginning of Stage 13.
Garmin Edge bike navigation for the Garmin-riders
Garmin riders team equipped with heart rate monitor, bike speed and cadence sensor
The Garmin Edge 705 comes with a heart rate monitor, bike speed and cadence sensor, and features a microSD memory card slot for additional maps. The Team Garmin riders share their data with the aid of the ANT+wireless technology. The advantage for the riders of the Team Garmin during the Tour is that the Edge 705 delivers correct data and immediate feedback, ensuring riders are able to choose the optimum position. Part of the communication is taken over by the Garmin Edge 705 so that the team can concentrate on tactical discussions.