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Garmin Edge 830 FAQs & SpecsUpdated 2 years ago

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Garmin Edge 830 FAQs

Garmin Edge 830 Specs

Garmin Edge 830 Tech Support

Garmin Edge 830 FAQs

Device Overview

  1. Select to enter sleep mode and wake the device.
    Hold to turn the device on and off and lock the touchscreen.
  2. Select to mark a new lap.
  3. Select to start and stop the activity timer.
  4. Charge using an Edge external battery pack accessory.

Home Screen Overview

The home screen gives you quick access to all the features of the Edge® device.

Cyclist symbol

Select to go for a ride.

Use the arrows to change your activity profile.


Select to mark a location, search for locations, and create or navigate a course.


Select to access your segments, workouts, and other training options.

Menu symbol

Select to access your history, personal records, contacts, and settings.

App logo

Select to access your Connect IQ™ apps, widgets, and data fields.

Viewing Widgets

Your device is preloaded with several widgets, and more are available when you pair your device with a smartphone or other compatible device.

  1. From the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.

    The settings widget appears. A flashing icon means the device is searching for a signal. A solid icon means the signal was found or the sensor is connected. You can select any icon to change the settings.
  2. Swipe left or right to view more widgets.
    The next time you swipe down to view the widgets, the last widget you viewed appears.

Using the Touchscreen

  • When the timer is running, tap the screen to view the timer overlay.

    The timer overlay allows you to return to the home screen during a ride.

  • Select Home symbol to return to the home screen.

  • Swipe or select the arrows to scroll.

  • Select Back arrow symbol to return to the previous page.

  • Select Checkmark symbol to save your changes and close the page.

  • Select Close symbol to close the page and return to the previous page.

  • Select Search symbol to search near a location.

  • Select Delete symbol to delete an item.

  • Select Information symbol for more information.

How to Lock the Touchscreen

You can lock the screen to prevent inadvertent screen touches.

  • Hold Power on off symbol, and select Lock Screen.
  • During an activity, select Power on off symbol.

How to Pair Your Smartphone

To use the connected features of the Edge® device, it must be paired directly through the Garmin Connect™ app, instead of from the Bluetooth® settings on your smartphone.

  1. From the app store on your smartphone, install and open the Garmin Connect app.
  2. Hold Power on off symbolto turn on the device.

    The first time you turn on the device, you will select the device language. The next screen prompts you to pair with your smartphone.

    TIP: You can swipe down on the home screen to view the settings widget, and select Phone > Pair Smartphone to manually enter pairing mode.
  3. Select an option to add your device to your Garmin Connect account:
    • If this is the first device you have paired with the Garmin Connect app, follow the on-screen instructions.

    • If you have already paired another device with the Garmin Connect app, from the Menu symbol or Menu symbol menu, select Garmin Devices > Add Device, and follow the on-screen instructions.

    • NOTE: Based on your Garmin Connect account and accessories, your device suggests activity profiles and data fields during setup. If you have sensors paired with your previous device, you can transfer them during setup.

After you pair successfully, a message appears, and your device syncs automatically with your smartphone.

Going for a Ride

If you are using a wireless sensor or accessory, it can be paired and activated during initial setup. If your device was packaged with a wireless sensor, they are already paired and can be activated during initial setup.

  1. Hold Power on off symbol to turn on the device.
  2. Go outside, and wait while the device locates satellites.

    The satellite bars turn green when the device is ready.

  3. From the home screen, select Left arrow symbol or Right arrow symbol to select an activity profile.
  4. Select Cyclist symbol.
  5. Select Start stop symbolto start the activity timer.

    Activity timer with bike data
    NOTE: History is recorded only while the activity timer is running.
  6. Swipe left or right to view additional data screens.

    You can swipe down from the top of the data screens to view the widgets.

  7. If necessary, tap the screen to view status overlay data (including battery life) or return to the home screen.
  8. Select Start stop symbolto stop the activity timer.
    TIP: Before you save this ride and share it on your Garmin Connect™ account, you can change the ride type. Accurate ride type data is important for creating bike friendly courses.
  9. Select Save Ride.
  10. Select Checkmark symbol.

Where can I find the Garmin Edge 830 Manual?
Click here to see the Edge 830 manual.

See more Edge 830 FAQs:

Click on this link for more Edge 830 FAQs.

Garmin Edge 830 Product Specifications


  • PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS: 1.9” x 3.2” x 0.8” (50.0 x 82.0 x 20.0 mm)
  • DISPLAY SIZE: 2.6" (66 mm) diagonal
  • DISPLAY RESOLUTION: 246 x 322 pixels
  • WEIGHT: 2.7 oz (75.8 g)
  • BATTERY TYPE: rechargeable lithium-ion
  • BATTERY LIFE: up to 20 hours

View a full list of Edge 830 specs.

Need further troubleshooting? No problem!

For further technical support, we recommend contacting Garmin's fantastic technical support team—this can be done in two ways:

As an Authorized Garmin dealer, any Edge 830 sold on is completely eligible for Garmin's 1-Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty. So you can be confident you'll be protected from any product defects within 365 of your delivery date!

When you purchase an Edge 830 on, you have 60 days to return or exchange it—no questions asked!  

The team is here to support you the entire way! So if you're not getting the help you need, please contact us via Help Center (email, chat or phone) and we'll make sure you're taken care of.

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