Garmin's New Rear View Radar Warning System

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  1. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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  2. joshposh

    joshposh Banned

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    This little gadget looks pretty cool and could possible save a lot of lives. It kind of looks like it is a GPS device as well. Now that would be a nice feature. I think if you could download apps it would be a must have for cyclist.

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  3. HIPCHIP

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    For $12 you can buy a mirror for your helmet and get about the same thing, if not better. I live by my mirror. For $300 it looks nice, but a lot of $, and you still don't have a computer, so would have to buy the 1000 if you want a computer too. I have a Edge 500 and a mirror and that works very nicely.
     
  4. MotownBikeBoy

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    It's all a matter of preference / I could get a $15 LG flip phone and it would do the same core function my iPhone 6 does, place calls, but my iPhone has so much more cachet
     
  5. gavinfree

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    It's definitely a useful device, although it's not necessary for obvious reasons, especially at that price point. I'd buy one if I had the money to spare, but I wouldn't hesitate to keep putting off such a purchase otherwise.
     
  6. ZXD22

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    Seems useful, but like HIPCHIP said, sometimes the old stuff works best.
     
  7. Susimi

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    A nice concept but I wouldn't go for it personally. If I wanted something to let me know what was behind me I'd save some money and mount a small rear-view mirror to the end of my handlebars.
     
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