Rain, cold, shorter days and less light ... may seem obstacles to cornering the bike during the winter.
However, you have the main thing on your part: an ally called Garmin that offers you the best and most complete tools to keep rolling in winter possible and, even more, you take the bike always feeling more protected.
Garmin offers you a series of devices so that winter does not slow down your bike trips. So, it's time to rediscover our equipment specially designed to increase your confidence on the bike: Varia ™ UT 800, Varia ™ radar and Edge® 1030 cyclocomputer.
Varia ™ UT 800
To cycle with confidence, regardless of the time of day or season, Garmin has in its Varia ™ UT 800 catalog, a high intensity front light that can be used both for urban areas (road version) and for roads and trails (MTB version).
Varia ™ UT 800 adjust the brightness automatically when it is linked to compatible Edge® cyber computers *. Due to its intelligent capacity, it automatically adjusts the intensity of the beam according to the speed and profile of the route. In this way, a stronger light is obtained at a higher speed, while it becomes dimmer at lower speeds.
I also know Automatically adapts according to ambient light and the capacity of the battery, so that the user enjoys longer trips. But, in addition, at the touch of a button on the compatible GPS Edge® or by means of the remote control it is possible to turn the light on and off, control the brightness and much more.
Garmin Varia ™ UT 800 has five light modes (high, medium, low, night blinking and daytime blinking). In the event that the rider maintains it in the maximum power mode, it will be visible in daylight from a distance of more than 1,6 km. It also presents a lightweight design (140 grams) and compact that allows its adaptation in the handlebar by means of the frontal support or in the helmet through the support for helmet or by friction.
Radar Varia ™
Another key element to increase the confidence of cyclists is the pioneering Garmin bicycle radar system, which notifies when a vehicle approaches from behind
s up to a distance of 140 meters.
Also compatible with various models of Garmin Edge® *, it is capable of displaying (on the main unit or on the Edge® device) the different approaching vehicles and indicates the relative approach speed and level of risk by means of a color code .
In addition, the rear light of the radar also acts as a warning for the vehicles about the cyclist's position, since change its flash to alert the driver of the car from the cyclist's presence.
Your constant companion: Edge® 1030
What more do you need to feel unstoppable and keep moving forward, even in winter? A tool that makes a difference: the Edge® 1030 computer, compatible with the Varia ™ family.
Among its main features, highlights lto function of Trendline ™ popular routes, which uses millions of kilometers of bike routes (uploaded by users to Garmin Connect) to show the best and most frequented routes on the road and mountain. In addition, it has pre-installed Garmin Cycle Map, It provides maps with turn-by-turn navigation and navigation alerts that warn when the next curves are approaching.
Similarly, Respond to missed calls or to text messages with default messages so that family and friends are always aware. In case of needing help, the user can send a message to his companions of route linked to GroupTrack (a function of pursuit that, connected to a compatible smartphone, can trace until 50 users), so that they can find him easily. Family members can also know in real time the position of the cyclist with the LiveTrack tool.
It even has an incident detection function that automatically sends the location to an emergency contact in case the device detects a fall. This location can also be sent manually. For its part, this cyclocomputer is compatible with the Garmin front support, which keeps the device aligned with the handlebar, not above it, and which facilitates the change of optional accessories, such as the Garmin Charge external battery.
Finally, Garmin Edge® 1030 integrates the Strava Live Segments function and provides a range of up to 20 hours that can be extended up to 40 hours with the Garmin Charge ™ power pack (optional).