Based on the name alone, Garmin's Edge Explore 1000 Cycling Computer sounds a lot like a combination between the Edge 1000 and the Edge Touring, and aside from a few new features that's essentially what it is. The Edge Explore 1000 borrows its user friendly design from the Edge 1000 while keeping the touring, rather than race oriented, spirit of the aptly named Edge Touring model. The resulting mix of blends elements of the competition minded models like the 520 with navigation data and an added focus on road safety. Whether you want to stay on or off road, the Edge Explore aims to make heading out on all day weekend rides as simple as possible, and the computer will go so far as actually planning routes for the more indecisive or adventurous cyclist. Just enter the distance you want to go, and the computer will show you three different ride options with elevation profiles so you can make an informed decision about where you'd like to go for the day and how hard you'd like to work to get there. If the route takes you into uncharted territory, don't worry the three inch touch screen can be oriented in either landscape or portrait to make navigating a new route from the saddle as easy as possible. This is, after all, a head unit meant for exploring. The preloaded Garmin Cycle Map also includes points of interest in the area you're riding, a useful feature if you're in a new region and are interested in seeing local landmarks or in desperate need of a coffee pick me up. While you're out exploring for the day, the computer will record temperature throughout your ride as well as display current weather, and if you have your smartphone with you, the Edge Explore relays your texts and calls to you in the saddle so your phone can stay protected out of the elements. As mentioned above, Garmin's latest devices demonstrate a notable focus on safety, and the Edge Explore includes two new features to help keep you safe while you're on the road or the trail. The firs...