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Garmin’s new Varia Vision provides heads-up performance and navigation data

Garmin’s new Varia Vision provides heads-up performance and navigation data

garmin varia vision 20164.jpg GPS specialist Garmin has today launched Varia Vision, which it describes as an “in-sight display” able to provide performance data, turn-by-turn directions and smart notifications.

It’s essentially a head-mounted display that can be synced to a Garmin Edge computer and fitted to regular sunglasses, weighs less than 30g, has a claimed 8-hour battery and will cost £319.99. The Garmin Varia Vision “ makes it easier than ever for cyclists to keep focus while riding” claims the company. It’s basically a computer you wear on your face. No more turning your head to look down a stem-mounted computer, the Varia Vision provides data right in front of your eyeball. The idea of a heads-up display isn’t a new one. The Recon Jet Black, w hich we reviewed last year, offers a similar hands-free heads-up display, allowing you to see how fast and far you are cycling without taking your eye off the road. It wasn’t without its problems, being bulky, expensive and short on battery life. There’s also the aborted Google Glass project (a new version is in development) which offered similar heads-up data but was met with a lukewarm reception. The Varia Vision provides a colour […]

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