PSA: The Wahoo Elemnt/Bolt/Roam now support the Varia Radar
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    PSA: The Wahoo Elemnt/Bolt/Roam now support the Varia Radar

    As of the latest software update....


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    thanks for the heads up. I think I will try this, but mount it on my wife's bike. She has some neck pain difficulty looking back to make left turns. And when we ride together she almost always is behind me, so she'd be in the way if it was mounted on my bike. And I like having he Fly6 on the back of mine. Yet we can both have the Ant+ radar warnings on our Bolts from the single Varia.
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    Kudos to Garmin for sharing the technology. I rely on my Varia heavily. Nothing takes the place of eyes and ears but it really does help.

    DC Rainmaker article with screenshots:
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/08/...nectivity.html

    Edit: I understand that Garmin built the radar on an ANT+ standard but I can't imagine there hasn't been some industry collaboration on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Kudos to Garmin for sharing the technology. I rely on my Varia heavily. Nothing takes the place of eyes and ears but it really does help.

    DC Rainmaker article with screenshots:
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/08/...nectivity.html

    Edit: I understand that Garmin built the radar on an ANT+ standard but I can't imagine there hasn't been some industry collaboration on this one.

    I understand what you are saying. I have a Stages Dash and when I tried to export a FIT file to upload into Garmin Connect, it failed to load. According to Stages support, Garmin adds something (coding?) to FIT files from their devices that will prevent you from loading a file from (at least Stages Dash) a competitor’s device.

    I guess they realize that there is money in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Kudos to Garmin for sharing the technology. I rely on my Varia heavily. Nothing takes the place of eyes and ears but it really does help.
    Ditto, very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker View Post
    thanks for the heads up. I think I will try this, but mount it on my wife's bike. She has some neck pain difficulty looking back to make left turns. And when we ride together she almost always is behind me, so she'd be in the way if it was mounted on my bike. And I like having he Fly6 on the back of mine. Yet we can both have the Ant+ radar warnings on our Bolts from the single Varia.
    She wouldn't be in the way if it was on your bike and she was behind you. Several of my riding buds have the varia, and it doesn't pick up bikes, just cars (unless it's a bunch of metal bikes).
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    I just ordered the Varia after seeing Shane's video with the Bolt. Got a nice deal (20% off) at BikeTiresDirect.com.

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