You know heads-up displays are finally taking off when Garmin rolls onto the streets with one. That's exactly what the GPS specialist company has just done with its first heads-up display for cyclists, the Varia Vision.
Garmin's Varia Vision is a display unit that attaches to glasses allowing the wearer to see its screen while still remaining focused on the road ahead, unobstructed.
The Varia Vision connects to a Garmin Edge device and is able to display cycle data, turn by turn navigation and smartphone notifications. Everything is controlled by a touch sensitive panel on the side which works even with gloved hands.
The Varia Vision weighs just 29g, is totally waterproof and can work non-stop for eight hours on a charge. It also features light sensors to offer the perfect screen brightness, plus an accelerometer so it can be worn on either arm of the wearer's glasses.
Varia Vision also connects with the already released Varia rearview radar for visibility of vehicles approaching from behind.
The Garmin Varia Vision will begin shipping in Q1 and will cost £320.