|Keyshot rendering of the Garmin Edge 810 and Edge 510 for the CES announcement.|
Well it's been a long year of development but the two big cycling products I worked on last year just launched at CES. The Edge 510 and 810 are touch screen cycling computers with more features than you can imagine (I had a hard time trying to test them all during development). Their biggest new selling feature are the connected services which are described in the Garmin blog post, "The Edge 810 and 510 are Garmin’s first dedicated cycling devices with real-time connectivity and combine the most popular aspects of the industry-leading Edge 800/500 while adding advanced connected features through a smartphone. The new user-friendly interface, along with live tracking, social media sharing and real-time weather updates make them perfect for training, touring and riding on the trail." For more info check out the announcement on the garmin blog.
Since the Edge 810 uses the Edge 800 form factor not much changed from an ID perspective. As lead designer of the 810 I basically worked a color study to differentiate the device from the Edge 800. I tried out my hand in graphic design for the front case IMF and also the lens artwork of the 510. The 510 required an all new form factor so I guided the project through the whole process from sketch, CAD, tooling, resin matching and final production. The marketing team created a couple sweet videos to accompany the launch which features some team Garmin riders, check it out here and here.