Function/FeatureGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
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Product Announcement DateAug 29th, 2017Apr 24th, 2019
Actual Availability/Shipping DateAug 29th, 2017Early May 2019
GPS Recording FunctionalityYesYes
Data TransferUSB, Bluetooth, WiFiUSB, Bluetooth Smart, WiFi
Battery Life (GPS)20 hours (+ battery pack up to 40 hours)20 Hours (40 in battery Saver Mode)
Recording Interval1-Second or Smart1-Second or Smart
Quick Satellite ReceptionYesYEs
Backlight GreatnessGreat (slightly less than Edge 1000, but better in daylight)Great
Ability to download custom apps to unit/deviceYesYes
Acts as daily activity monitor (steps, etc...)NoNo
MusicGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Can control phone musicNoNo
Has music storage and playbackNoNo
Streaming ServicesNoNo
PaymentsGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Contactless-NFC PaymentsNo
ConnectivityGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Bluetooth Smart to Phone UploadingYesYes
Phone Notifications to unit (i.e. texts/calls/etc...)YesYes
Live Tracking (streaming location to website)YesYes
Group trackingYesYes
Emergency/SOS Message Notification (from watch to contacts)YesYes
Built-in cellular chip (no phone required)NoNo
CyclingGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Designed for cyclingYesYes
Power Meter CapableYEsYEs
Power Meter Configuration/Calibration OptionsYEsYes
Power Meter TSS/NP/IFYEsYes
Speed/Cadence Sensor CapableYEsYes
Strava segments live on deviceYEsYes
Crash detectionYesYes
RunningGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Designed for runningNoN/A
TriathlonGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Designed for triathlonNoSorta
WorkoutsGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Create/Follow custom workoutsYesYes
On-unit interval FeatureYesYes
Training Calendar FunctionalityYesYes
FunctionsGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Auto Start/StopYesYes
Virtual Partner FeatureYesYes
Virtual Racer FeatureYesYes
Records PR's - Personal Records (diff than history)YesYes
Day to day watch abilityNoN/A
Hunting/Fishing/Ocean DataNoN/A
Tidal Tables (Tide Information)NoN/A
Jumpmaster mode (Parachuting)NoN/A
Weather Display (live data)yesYes
NavigateGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Follow GPS Track (Courses/Waypoints)YEsYes
Markers/Waypoint DirectionYesYes
Routable/Visual Maps (like car GPS)YesYes
Back to startYesYes
Impromptu Round Trip Route CreationYesYes
Download courses/routes from phone to unitYesYes
SensorsGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
Altimeter TypeBarometricBarometric
Compass TypeGPSGPS
Optical Heart Rate Sensor internallyN/ANo
SpO2 (aka Pulse Oximetry)No
Heart Rate Strap CompatibleYesYes
ANT+ Heart Rate Strap CapableYesYEs
ANT+ Speed/Cadence CapableYesYEs
ANT+ Footpod CapableNoNo
ANT+ Power Meter CapableYesYes
ANT+ Weight Scale CapableNoYes
ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym)NoNo
ANT+ Lighting ControlYesYes
ANT+ Bike Radar IntegrationyesYes
ANT+ Trainer Control (FE-C)YesYes
ANT+ Remote ControlYesYes
ANT+ eBike CompatibilityYesYes
ANT+ Muscle Oxygen (i.e. Moxy/BSX)Via Connect IQWith apps
ANT+ Gear Shifting (i.e. SRAM ETAP)YesYes
Shimano Di2 ShiftingYesYes
Bluetooth Smart HR Strap CapableYesYes
Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence CapableYesYes
Bluetooth Smart Footpod CapableNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Power Meter CapableYesYes
Temp Recording (internal sensor)YesYes
Temp Recording (external sensor)NoNo
SoftwareGarmin Edge 1030Garmin Edge 830
PC ApplicationGarmin ExpressGarmin Express
Web ApplicationGarmin ConnectGarmin Connect
Phone AppiOS/Android/WindowsiOS/Android/Windows Phone
Ability to Export SettingsNoNo
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