It took me awhile to pull the plug on purchasing this watch. I already had the apple watch but wanted something that offered more on tracking data that didn't need to be recharged every evening. I read all the reviews and comparisons to the apple watch. I finally pulled the trigger and so happy that I did. This watch has everything you might need and more. If you like the technical data, it's all there. It's easy to set up and work with (even for the un-technical types). Easy to connect all of your gadgets (wireless ear buds, Garmin, Wahoo, music, etc). While the price tag is a bit steep, I feel you get what you pay for. I have tiny wrists and the 5S Plus looks great! I'm glad I made the purchase.
Upgraded from the Edge 25 to the Edge 250 Plus I like the longer battery life and being able to see more info on the first screen that is completely modifiable to your liking would recommend this over the Edge25 any-day it's nice to have the maps even if you can not set destination on the fly best to set some points of interest in advance
Super solid and easy to learn if you are an experienced Garmin user like me. I found the HR less accurate than the chest strap - seems to be slow to respond to fluctuations. I like having the smart watch functions that give you read outs on total calories, steps, sleep quantity, and quality, etc. It's also nice to use in a pinch for ride if you don't want to mess with a chest strap or a separate computer.
I replaced my Garmin 520 (which I really liked) since the battery would not stay charged. I also wanted better map capability since the 520 was not adequate. The 1030 battery is light years ahead of the 520. I'm not wild about the appearance of the 1030 since it is so much larger but the payoff is how much easier it is too read. The 1030 also manages my Bontrager ION front light. The 1030 is also giving me a lot more ride data. All in all I would buy this again.