Garmin Unveils 'Varia Vision' Wearable In-Sight Display [Video]

Garmin Unveils 'Varia Vision' Wearable In-Sight Display [Video]

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Garmin today announced the Varia Vision, an in-sight display that helps enhance cyclists’ road awareness by putting information in their line of sight. The device is similar to Google Glass but tailored for cyclists.

Varia Vision’s versatile mounting attaches to cyclists’ sunglasses and displays key data from a compatible device, including performance data, turn-by-turn directions, incoming smart notifications and more. When paired with the first-of-its-kind Varia rearview radar system Varia Vision warns users of traffic approaching from behind.

“We’re extremely excited to announce the next device in our line of innovative Varia cycling awareness products – the Varia Vision in-sight display,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Cyclists can now easily view their data and receive alerts during a ride without needing to take their eyes off the road ahead.”

Sleek Design
Featuring eight hours of always-on battery life and a glove and wet-weather friendly touch panel to rotate between data displays, Varia Vision makes it easier than ever for cyclists to keep focus while riding. Its adaptable mounting allow it to attach on either arm of the glasses with a fully adjustable arm and eyepiece for optimum display positioning. Varia Vision features a durable, weatherproof design while weighing approximately only one ounce (29.7 grams) for maximum comfort, and its integrated ambient light sensor and color display ensure readability in all conditions.

Connected Features
Connect Varia Vision with a compatible Edge device for integrated, customizable data screens to easily view performance stats and turn-by-turn prompts, including distance to turn plus street name and directional arrows. Varia Vision also connects with Varia rearview radar for in-ride, in-sight visibility of vehicles approaching from behind.

Vision also features vibration alerts for performance, navigation, or cycling awareness prompts, as well as incoming smart notifications2 allowing riders to receive alerts for incoming calls, texts and more without taking their eyes off the road.

Pricing and Availability:
Varia Vision in-sight display will begin shipping in Q1 and is available for $399.99.

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Garmin Unveils 'Varia Vision' Wearable In-Sight Display [Video]

lycra man - January 6, 2016 at 4:13pm
Now I can ensure my demise by speeding threw red lights to get Strava segments.
Pass - January 5, 2016 at 3:48pm
As an avid cyclist, I can honestly say this seems superfluous, potentially dangerous in how it limits vision, and extremely douchy.
Great - January 6, 2016 at 1:36pm
Thing big question is whether I can read my iBooks whilst cycling. Imagine I get for both left and right eyes! Whoo! One for iBooks and another for web surfing.
M&M - January 5, 2016 at 3:14pm
Limiting the field of view of bicyclists' right side will terminate them early. This product will extinct itself because it kills off it's hosts. Darwin's law at work.