OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Varia RTL510 rearview radar – an updated radar unit with a sleek new design and enhanced safety features. Building upon the first-generation cycling radar from Garmin, the RTL510 rearview radar features improved visibility, detection of vehicles, battery life and more to help keep cyclists safe no matter where, or when, they ride. The Varia RTL510 rearview radar is being announced in conjunction with the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#184).
“The Varia RTL510 rearview radar is just one of many products in the Garmin ecosystem that’s aimed at increasing cycling awareness,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “There’s a lot that riders have to worry about when on the road, and one of the most important things is their safety. Whether riding during the day or at night, this radar is like having eyes in the back of their helmet, helping to ease some of that anxiety by acting like an early warning system.”
When paired with a dedicated radar display unit or compatible Garmin device1, including the new Edge® 130 and Edge 520 Plus, cyclists will receive both visible and audible alerts warning them of vehicles approaching from behind, up to 153 yards away. During a daytime ride, the tail light can be seen up to a mile away and is visible within a 220-degree range, making it easier for drivers to see a cyclist before the radar sees the vehicle.
The new, vertical design of the Varia RTL510 rearview radar gives cyclists better leg clearance and easily mounts to most road-use bikes, including racing, touring and commuter styles. The Varia RTL510 rearview radar features up to 15 hours of battery life in day flash mode, and 6 hours in night flash or solid mode. It has a suggested retail price of $199.99. A bundle option, which includes the RTL510 rearview radar and display unit, has a suggested retail price of $299.99.
The Varia RTL510 rearview radar is the latest innovation from the ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment that develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 See Garmin.com/VariaRTL510Compatibility
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