Another thread mentioned the missing temperature data field from the Edge 130, so I'm starting a new topic. The 130 does indeed measure temperature (5 minute intervals, I believe), but only reports post ride on Garmin Connect.
The 130 can have up to two user configurable data fields which are downloadable from the Connect IQ app. Anxious to see what else my 130 could do, I looked through most of what was available, and the only two data fields that I found that were both useful, and worked great are:
- "Temperature by mwimmer" This app adds a simple temperature data field to any screen. At first you might think it's not working as for Fahrenheit units it defaults to 32* on startup. Just wait, within 5 minutes it generally displays the actual temperature. Has worked flawlessly and is just nice to be able to display something my 130 is measuring anyway.
- "My EDGE by Stanislav.Bures" This app is just real cool eye candy! Adds an entire dedicated screen with an analog speedometer and a bunch of other pertinent info. There is so much on the screen that you need good eyes for some of the small stuff, but still all is easily read if I'm not bumping along a trail in the woods. Under the analog speedometer is elapsed time, mostly useful as it shows you haven't accidentally stopped recording since you see it ticking along. At the top of the screen, current time, sunset, battery level. Just a really nice screen with lots of info. Works perfect, no glitches, doesn't seem to eat battery life or anything. The app also has some user configurable settings, like analog speedometer scale.
I would really like a data field that shows battery Volts. The 5 bars shown for battery life is always a bit suspect. But, if someone came up with that, I'd have to delete one of the two above, and I'm not willing to do that. "Temperature" and "My EDGE" are just that nice to have.