Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rearview bike radar… YAWNNN…

Garmin recently introduced a rearview… radar device, that technically is NOT rearview. Yes there’s radar that then offers you a blinking light on your bike computer; BUT you don’t actually physically see the vehicle coming up on you.Thumbs downAnd unless you are on some totally isolated road; that so called radar light will be going off (Probably) your whole ride!Eye rolling smile Now if you are really desiring a TRUE rearview device, why not mount a side mirror on your helmet, like you see on mine here. OK, there’s a DORK factor penalty here; but I’ll gladly embrace that dork factor, if it lets me know exactly where vehicles are coming up upon me! Plus a $15.00 helmet mirror is a heck of a lot cheaper than the Varia radar tail light for $199.99, or $299.99 bundled with the radar display unit. Wilted rose