Garmin today introduced two new cycling products: the Edge 1040 Solar, a cutting-edge GPS biking computer, and the Varia RCT715 rearview radar-enabled tail light with a built-in camera.
Edge 1040 Solar
The Edge 1040 Solar, which features Garmin’s patented PowerGlass technology, provides over 100 hours of battery life when used in energy conservation mode. The device also has multi-band GNSS technology to enable more precise GPS placement in difficult riding conditions, such as crowded cities or areas with thick vegetation.
Real-time monitoring and tracking of effort levels throughout a ride; easy setup; and pre-populated unique ride profiles based on past Edge data, ride types, and sensors. From there, using the Garmin Connect smart device app on a compatible smartphone, you may manage bicycle activity profiles.
The Edge 1040 Solar gives cyclists information from Firstbeat Analytics, such as VO2 max, recovery time, training load, training concentration, and more, to help them get better at what they do. Additionally, ClimbPro enables riders to analyse their performance on the climbs post-ride directly from the Edge 1040 Solar or on Garmin Connect. Riders can also check the remaining ascent and grade for each hill when following a course.
Download the Trailforks app to browse routes and trail information from more than 80 nations. Cycling enthusiasts can use the Edge 1040 Solar whenever they want because it easily integrates with the Tacx indoor trainer and automatically uploads rides to Garmin Connect. Garmin’s built-in safety and monitoring tools include incident detection, support, and LiveTrack, which lets riders’ loved ones see where they are in real time and see their entire planned route.
Specifications: Edge 1040 Solar
- 5″ Touch screen Display; 282 x 470 pixels
- IPX7 Water rating
- Battery: Up to 35 hours / 45 hours with Solar; Battery saver mode: up to 70 hours / 100 hours with Solar
- Dimension: 59.3 x 117.6 x 20.0 mm; Weight: 133g
- Navigation Routes 100 courses
- External memory storage yes (64 GB internal memory)
- Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Multi-band GNSS, Barometric altimeter, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
- ClimbPro Ascent Planner
- Safety and Tracking Features: LiveTrack, Incident Detection, Find My Edge, Bike alarm, InReach compatible etc.
- In the box: Edge 1040 Solar, Black silicone case, Mounts (MTB, standard and out-front), USB cable
- Tether Documentation
Garmin Varia RCT 715
Cycling enthusiasts may ride in confidence with the Garmin Varia RCT715 at all times. The Varia RCT715 always records sharp, clear video and has cutting-edge radar technology, no matter what time of day it is. During each ride, record crisp, clear video at up to 1080p/30 fps. Easily upload recordings, access video footage, and alter camera options like data overlays.
The Varia RCT715 can be used in conjunction with a number of devices, including the Varia smart device software, a compatible Garmin Edge cycle computer, and a Garmin smartwatch. Cycling enthusiasts can receive rearview radar notifications when using the device in conjunction with a compatible smartphone and a few third-party apps, such as Ride with GPS. The Varia RCT715 has a battery life of up to 4 hours with the radar and tail light on solid high or night flash, and up to 6 hours with those features on day flash.
Specifications: Varia RCT 715
- Dimensions (LxWxD): 4.2” x 1.7” x 1.3″ (106.5 x 42.0 x 31.9 mm)
- Weight: 5.2 oz (147.0 g)
- Light modes: solid, peloton, night flash, day flash
- Lumens: 20 solid, 8 peloton, 29 night flash, 65 day flash
- Camera modes: Continuous, Off, Radar-Activated
- Camera settings: 1080p/720p, with 30 FPS
- Battery life: 4 hours solid or night flash, 5 hours peloton, 6 hours day flash (all with 1080p recording)
- ANT+®: yes (radar, bike lights)
- BLE: yes (radar, camera control)
- Wi-Fi®: yes (local network only)
- Water rating: IPX7
- Viewing angle: 220°
- 16 GB SD card included
- Onboard accelerometer to automatically lock footage on incident detection
- Camera control of Garmin Edge and select wearables
- Varia App provides convenient radar display, camera control and video transfer
Pricing and availability:
- Varia RCT715 Radar Camera: Rs. 40,490
- Edge 1040 Solar: Rs. 72,990
- Edge 1040 Bundle6 (non-solar version): Rs. 67,990
The Garmin Edge 1040 Solar and Varia RC715 are available for purchase at the Garmin Brand Store, Amazon India and Synergizer from today, July 14th.
Commenting on Garmin’s latest addition to their cycling products, Sky Chen, Regional Director, Garmin Southeast Asia & India stated
At Garmin, we pride ourselves on innovation and technology that improves the overall experience of athletes across disciplines. The newest additions to our cycling range are a testament to our efforts. The Edge 1040 Solar is an excellent GPS bike computer designed to help cyclists keep track of their performance and mapping out challenging routes. The Varia RCT715 provides cyclists with peace of mind by making them aware of approaching vehicles during a ride.