Garmin has launched a pair of latest rear-view radars to assist cyclists watch our for approaching visitors and take a number of the nervousness out of driving on the street.
The Garmin Varia RVR315 and RTL515 (the latter of which features a tail gentle) attaches to your seat tube and works along with varied in style GPS-enabled biking apps, overlaying additional data in your telephone’s display screen that will help you keep secure.
Alerts are color-coded so you’ll be able to see what’s occurring behind you at a look: inexperienced means the street behind is obvious, amber means visitors is approaching, and purple means one thing is developing at pace, so that you may be ready and experience defensively to maintain your self secure.
You may additionally get audio and vibration alerts, so you may know if one thing is approaching with out taking your eyes off the street.
The tail gentle constructed into the Varia RTL515 does not simply make you extra seen to incoming visitors, letting incoming drivers see you from as much as a mile away in daylight, as it is also designed to be friendlier to fellow cyclists. Once you’re driving in a gaggle, switching to peloton mode tones down the flashing to be simpler in your pals’ eyes.
The Varia RTL315 has a urged retail value of £129.99 (about $160 / AU$250), whereas the Varia RTL515 will set you again £169.99 (roughly $200 / AU$320). Which may sound fairly steep (particularly contemplating you may nonetheless want an excellent high quality entrance gentle, even with the RTL515), however the additional peace of thoughts may very well be value the fee.