Sports technology company Garmin has added a long-awaited camera to the Varia line of bicycle radar and taillights.
It is called Varia RCT715 It is equipped with a 1080p camera that shoots at 30fps. The device features automatic incident capture that keeps recording “before, during, and after” an accident. As you can imagine, the RCT715 is a very rugged device.
that is Water resistance evaluation IPX7 can withstand submersion in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. However, Varia RCT715 does not provide protection against dust and sand.
When turned on, the Varia camera will continuously record and record video. Varia app.. You can then transfer the footage to your home computer or smartphone. The app will also warn you if the rear camera detects that the car is too close to you (assuming you have the phone fixed to your bike and can see it while you’re on the bike). RCT715 is also compatible Garmin smartwatch A cycling computer that helps you track your workouts and send notifications.
The new camera is the main focus, but other features of the Varia RCT715 are just as important. The proper functioning of the camera depends on the review radar playing its role.
Varia’s radar has a viewing angle of 220 degrees and can detect vehicles up to 459 feet away. It is paired with an incredibly bright light that can be seen from a mile away and has a variety of lighting modes. There is a solid mode for continuous lights, a peroton mode for dimming lights that are easy on the eyes of the people behind (part of the system’s automatic group riding feature), a night flash that flashes during midnight rides, and a day flash in the mid-one. Vehicle of the day.In the brightest places, Varia is maximal at 65 Lumen..
Devices with such many features are expected to drain quickly.
Varia’s battery life depends on the light mode you use and whether the camera is recording at 1080p. The shortest lifespan is 4 hours with solid mode or night flash mode turned on. Maximum life span is 6 hours with dayflash turned on. I asked Garmin if I could further extend battery life by turning off camera recording and radar, but it didn’t respond.
Varia RCT715 is not cheap either.You can do it Buy Now for $ 399.99 Or buy a model with the camera removed for $ 199.99. If you’re interested in pairing your Varia with your Garmin watch, TechRadar has a guide.
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