Garmin’s Varia radar systems provide audible and visible warnings to alert the rider to any fast approaching vehicles. The updated RVR315 and RTL515 models work with a Varia app that allows any smartphone to be utilized as the head unit, functioning as the Varia display – of course, the new systems are also compatible with existing Garmin devices with Varia capabilities. When used with a compatible smartphone, the Varia RVR315 and RTL515 are also able to integrate with popular third-party apps like Ride with GPS, letting cyclists overlay their maps with rear-view radar alerts.
Backed by Olympic cyclist Callum Skinner, the glasses allow a rider to see what’s going on behind them without looking over their shoulder. The founder’s comment: “Rear vision is important to anyone on the road. So important that it’s illegal for most road users not to have any” before asking: “If rear vision is so important, why do cyclists have no good options?”
From the manufacturer
Visual and Audible Alerts for Vehicles Up to 153 Yards Away, 010-02376-00, One Size
Ride with peace of mind.
Varia RTL515 rearview radar provides visual and audible alerts for vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away.
MULTIPLE PAIRING OPTIONS
This radar works seamlessly with your Edge bike computer or compatible smartphone.
WORKS WITH THE VARIA APP
This smartphone app helps you increase your awareness by providing graphics, plus tone and vibration alerts.
THIRD-PARTY APP COMPATIBLE
When used with a compatible smartphone, Varia radar integrates with your favorite apps, such as Ride with GPS.
Alert motorists to your presence as soon as possible with daylight visibility up to 1 mile.
Easily mount this sleek, compact device on the seat post of almost any road-use bicycle. The vertical design allows for better leg clearance and a perfectly comfortable ride.
Take your cycling experience to the next level