A smarter headlight.
On some levels, all headlights are the same: they illuminate the road ahead of you. The Garmin Varia Headlight’s 600-lumen beam has both high and low settings, runs for 2.5 hours, and is easy to recharge using the included microUSB cable, so it meets that criterion. On another level, the Varia is totally different, because it’s a true smart light that’s able to sense its surroundings and adjust its beam accordingly. Pair it with the Garmin Edge 1000 computer, and the Varia will adjust its beam depending on your speed, stretching it out for better long-range visibility when you’re moving quickly and focusing closer to your wheel when you slow down.
The Varia can also adjust its beam depending on light conditions during your ride and has an automatic high-beam cutoff so you don’t blind oncoming traffic and other cyclists when you’re truly riding in the dark. Of course, it’s also waterproof and easy to use—it can be controlled remotely when paired with other Edge models—and comes with a solid out-front mount that minimizes fiddling when you’re getting set up.
- A cycling headlight that adapts to changing conditions
- Adjusts beam when paired with a compatible head unit
- High-beam cutoff for courtesy to other road users