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Garmin Launches Edge 1040 Solar GPS Bike Computer and Varia RCT715 Rear Light with Built-in Camera

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Garmin International has launched two new additions to its range of cycling products – the Edge 1040 Solar state-of-the-art GPS cycling computer and the Varia RCT715 radar-activated rear light with built-in camera.

  • The Varia RCT715 Radar Camera is priced at Rs 40,490
  • The Edge 1040 Solar is available for Rs 72,990
  • The Edge 1040 Bundle6 (non-solar version) is available for Rs 67,990

All variants are available on Garmin Brand Store, Amazon India and Synergizer.

About the Edge 1040 Solar

  • Solar charging: The Power Glass solar charging lens extends battery life up to 100 hours in battery saver mode, giving cyclists an extra 42 minutes per hour during daytime riding1
  • Multi-band GNSS technology: Provides better position accuracy and coverage even in the most challenging environments
  • Cycling skills2 and course requirements: Classify a cyclist’s strengths and weaknesses, focus on improvement and prepare for specific course requirements
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  • Performance Guide: Recommended performance goals make it easy to manage your efforts throughout the course2
  • Real-time Stamina Statistics: Monitor and track exertion levels in real-time during your ride
  • Simple setup: Custom driving profiles are pre-populated based on previous Edge data, driving types and sensors. From there, cycling activity profiles can be managed directly on your compatible smartphone from the Garmin Connect™ smart device app
  • The Edge 1040 Solar features Garmin’s trademarked PowerGlass technology.
  • It offers more than 100 hours of battery life in battery saver mode.
  • In addition, the device is further equipped with multi-band GNSS technology to provide more accurate GPS positioning in challenging driving environments such as dense urban areas or under deep trees.
  • The Edge 1040 Solar provides information from Firstbeat Analytics™ such as VO2 max, recovery time, training load, training focus and more to see how their body is responding to their training efforts.
  • Designed for urban and remote navigation, the Edge 1040 Solar includes advanced navigation tools such as:
  • Turn-by-turn navigation and alerts alert riders to sharp turns ahead.
  • Pause route guidance and off-course alerts to explore off the beaten track. Route guidance can be turned on again at any time to return to the original route or starting point.
  • Download the recommended Trailforks app to view routes and trail details from over 80 countries. When using the Trailforks app, Forksight mode
  • Garmin’s built-in safety and tracking features include incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack, which allows loved ones to track a cyclist’s location in real-time and view their entire pre-planned route. Group messaging and tracking features on the device also allow cyclists to stay in touch when separated from their pack.

In addition to receiving smart notifications and automatically uploading rides to Garmin Connect, the Edge 1040 Solar can be paired with a Tacx|indoor trainer so cyclists can ride whenever they want. Once connected to the sensors, cyclists can monitor the battery status of their sensors with post-ride reports directly on the Edge 1040 Solar and battery alert messages between rides via the Garmin Connect smart device app.

About the Varia RCT715

  • Built-in camera: Capture sharp and clear footage at up to 1080p/30 fps during any ride
  • Automatic incident capture: If an incident is detected, video footage from before, during and after the event is automatically saved
  • Additional Varia features: Easily access video footage, transfer videos, or customize camera settings such as data overlays
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  • The Garmin Varia RCT715 was designed to give cyclists peace of mind during any ride
  • It continuously captures sharp and clear video while driving while still providing the most advanced radar technology regardless of the time of day, the company claims.
  • Designed to keep riders safe, the Varia RCT715 offers maximum awareness and emits both visual and audible alerts to warn riders of approaching vehicles up to 140 yards away. The rear light on the device can be seen up to a mile away, allowing drivers on the road to see the cyclist before the radar sees the vehicle.
  • Offering multiple pairing options, the Varia RCT715 can be used with a compatible Garmin Edge® cycling computer, a Garmin smartwatch or the Varia smart device app. When paired with a compatible smartphone, the device integrates with select third-party apps, such as Ride with GPS, so cyclists can receive rear-view radar alerts. The Varia RCT715 offers up to 4 hours of battery life with radar and backlight in continuous high or night flash, and up to 6 hours with radar and backlight in daytime flash – all with the camera recording continuously in 1080p resolution.
  • Stay safe and informed with the Garmin Varia RCT715

Designed to keep riders safe, the Varia RCT715 offers maximum awareness and emits both visual and audible alerts to warn riders of approaching vehicles up to 140 yards away. The rear light on the device can be seen up to a mile away, allowing drivers on the road to see the cyclist before the radar sees the vehicle.

Offering multiple pairing options, the Varia RCT715 can be used with a compatible Garmin Edge® cycling computer, a Garmin smartwatch or the Varia smart device app. When paired with a compatible smartphone, the device integrates with select third-party apps, such as Ride with GPS, so cyclists can receive rear-view radar alerts. The Varia RCT715 offers up to 4 hours of battery life with radar and backlight in continuous high or night flash, and up to 6 hours with radar and backlight in daytime flash – all with the camera recording continuously in 1080p resolution.


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