New For ’22: Garmin Varia and Garmin Bike Computers

New For ’22: Garmin Varia and Garmin Bike Computers

New For ’22: Garmin Varia and Garmin Bike Computers

This week at Big Bear Bikes we added to our ever-increasing stock of biking accessories and gadgets with the Garmin Varia RTL515 radar and the full Garmin range of bike computers.

The Garmin range is now in-store at our Pickering showroom, perfect for all cyclists wanting to track their fitness and performance while out riding. From recording speed, distance and time right through to hardcore tracking and analysis, we have it all. 

Be Visible, Be Safe with the Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar.

The very latest and greatest bit of kit we’ve got our hands on at Big Bear Bikes is the Garmin Varia RTL515 radar. This rear-view radar pairs with one of the Garmin bike computers, or a compatible smartphone, to alert you of vehicles approaching from behind. Combining as a taillight, the Garmin Varia allows you to see and be seen.

Key Features

  • Visual and audible alerts of vehicles approaching up to 140 metres behind
  • Know the position and speed of multiple approaching vehicles
  • Taillight lets you be seen up to 1 mile away
  • Compact design easily mountable to seatpost
  • Can be paired with Garmin devices or smartphones
  • Up to 16 hours of battery

We really could not recommend this product enough; it’s something you have to experience using for yourself to really understand its true use and capabilities.

Make Every Ride Count with the Garmin Edge 130 Plus.

The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is the perfect entry-point to the world of performance tracking, with monitoring features that can track how far, fast, and high you’ve travelled, as well as your jump count, distance and hang time. Pretty nifty.  

The GPS acts as a companion to all your adventures, keeping track of where you’re going with easy-to-follow navigation. This is all built into a crisp, clear and easy to read display that is great in sunlight or low-light conditions.

Key Features:

  • GPS bike computer
  • 1.8-inch display
  • Performance monitoring including how far, fast and high you’ve ridden and VO2 max
  • Track jumps including jump count, distance and hang time
  • Sync workouts and connect to your favourite apps
  • Receive texts and alerts 
  • Varia compatibility

Boost Your Performance with the Garmin Edge 530 (the most popular).

The second model in the Garmin lineup is the Edge 530. With this model you get all the great features of the 130 and more. Wi-Fi compatibility and a larger 2.6-inch colour display means using your Garmin is even easier. This model can receive texts, calls and social media alerts too.

Performance monitoring features provide better insights on your VO2 max, recovery, training load & focus, heat & altitude acclimation, nutrition, hydration and more! The Edge 530 also has MTB features such as Grit, which rates the difficulty of your ride, and Flow, which measures how smoothly you descend a trail, so you have a score to beat next time.

Key Features:

  • GPS bike computer
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • 2.6-inch colour display
  • Performance monitoring
  • Preloaded maps and trails
  • Di2 compatibility
  • Varia compatibility
  • Receive texts, calls and social media alerts
  • Built-in alarm that connects to your smartphone

Get Insights to Improve with the Garmin Edge 830.

The Garmin Edge 830, the next model up, features a touchscreen, 2.6-inch colour display. It can create roundtrip courses directly on the Edge and can be programmed with set replies to let people know how you’re getting on while out riding.

Key Features:

  • Wi-Fi-enabled GPS bike computer
  • Touchscreen, 2.6 inch colour display
  • Trendline routing – find the best routes used by other cyclists
  • Dynamic performance monitoring – VO2 max, recovery time, training load, focus and more
  • Di2 compatible
  • Measure difficulty and smoothness of your rides
  • Receive texts and alerts and set replies
  • Varia compatibility
  • Built-in alarm connects to your smartphone

Explore the World and Your Limits with the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus.

Finally, the Edge 1030 Plus is the ultimate GPS bike computer. Featuring a 3.5-inch, full-colour touchscreen display, the top-end Garmin also gives you on-device ride/workout recommendations, smart notifications including weather & incident detection, and the best mapping system on a Garmin device.

Key Features:

  • Wi-Fi enabled GPS bike computer
  • 3.5 inch, full-colour touchscreen display
  • The best maps yet- including ride-specific mapping and custom courses
  • Works with more apps than ever
  • Nutrition and hydration alerts
  • Dynamic performance monitoring including VO2 max
  • GroupTrack – keep tabs on up to 50 of your friends at once
  • Suggested workouts
  • Di2 compatible
  • Varia compatibility
  • Biggest battery available – up to 24 hours

So whatever spec and model of Garmin computer you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to come in store and check out the whole range, where our team of expert professionals will assist you. 

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