One of the reasons bikes are a bit riskier on the open road than cars is because of the lack of conventional rear-view mirrors, but a new product from Garmin actually does a mirror one or two better. It’s the Garmin Varia Rearview Radar.
The Garmin Varia Rearview Radar is a radar unit designed to detect approaching vehicles and warn you as well as the drivers of those vehicles via flashing lights. It can see cars coming as far away as 450 feet behind you, and its lighted warnings increase in frequency the closer they get – it’s easy to see the application of such a device in preventing the often-deadly consequences of drivers not paying attention to bicyclists on the road.
Available in a rear-only version as well as one that covers the rear and the front of your bike, you can get the Garmin Varia Rearview Radar over at the official Garmin online store right here.