We love anything that can make our lives a little easier, a little more interesting, and well... a little more fun! Garmin may have the answer with their new cycling eyewear piece, called Varia Vision.
Many of us are know Garmin for producing high quality electronics to cater for everything from Sat Nav, to health, to fitness trackers and so much more. So when it was announced that Garmin are releasing new products how could we not get a little excited?
The new Varia Vision In-Sight Display mounts directly onto your glasses to give you pretty much all the stats you'd get on your Garmin, without taking your eyes off the road. No more will you need to fiddle around with handlebar mounts, stopping for directions or taking your eyes off the road to check your Strava stats.
The device connects with your phone so it can display your fitness information, navigational directions, phone notifications, and it even has radar sensory technology which warns you when traffic is approaching from behind.
Varia Vision has a side swipe panel which allows you to navigate through the various display screens, which Garmin claims is wet-weather friendly, hurray!
With a full charge of battery, the Varia Vision device can run for 8 hours, which is great for those long weekend rides. Weighing little under 30g, it's extremely lightweight to wear, and with light sensors, it adjusts to remain visible in all weather conditions.
- Super light technology - 29.7g
- Displays performance data, directions, phone notifications
- Radar sensory technology warns the rider of traffic
- Touch panel for navigation through screens
- Attaches to your cycling glasses directly
Garmin's Varia Vision will be released later this year in the UK, and for £320, you too can have Terminator-style cycling vision. Check out the video below for more information.
As well as this eye-wear phenomenon, Garmin have also added some new watches to their fitness range that may interest cyclists...
In addition to the Varia Vision, Garmin have updated their Fenix range of wrist-pieces with the new Sapphire HR range. Available in three styles: Titanium, leather and nylon, these watches incorporates Garmin's wrist-based heart technology which monitors your heart rate all day, every day.
Still incorporating original running features such as cadence and ground contact, the new watches can record stride length, stress score and performance conditions.
Available in the UK later this year for £470 (Titanium version £630), these all action watches will monitor your every move, provide detailed fitness statistics and allow to you track your progress with Garmin software.