3 The coolest bicycle-specific gadgets make cycling safer

Here's three gadgets for your bicycle that will make cycling a little safer and more fun
There are loads of gadgets which you can fix onto your bicycle from cycling computers to devices that help make cycling safer in a world dominated by automobiles. Here are three of the coolest bicycle-specific gadgets we've seen so far.
Garmin Edge 25
Price: RM899 with cadence sensor (including GST)
Website:
 
aeco.com.my/shop
There are a lot of bicycle computers on the market, but Garmin’s Edge 25 is one of the smallest units that come with a built-in GPS chipset and Bluetooth connectivity.
Measuring 1.6 x 1.6in, this little computer is no bigger than a digital watch but comes with a built-in GPS which will track your speed and map your rides.
It includes a cadence sensor for improved tracking accuracy but the wireless heart rate sensor is optional.
The Edge 25 is one of the smallest GPS cycling computers ever made and comes with a plethora of features and support for ANT sensors and the Garmin Varia bike radar.
The Edge 25 is one of the smallest GPS cycling computers ever made and comes with a plethora of features and support for ANT sensors and the Garmin Varia bike radar.
 
What sets the Edge 25 apart, besides the small size, is that it can connect via Bluetooth with your smartphone which will allow it to display notifications such as messages and incoming calls.
This helps you keep your eyes on the road and also not reach out for your phone to check messages, which can be dangerous.
You can also set the route using theGarmin Connect app and the Edge 25 will function as a simple GPS navigation device.
To top it off, when paired with the Varia Rearview Radar (on the right), it will act as a display to alert you to cars passing behind you.
Garmin Varia Rearview Radar
Price: RM1,350 (including GST)
Website: 
aeco.com.my/shop
The Varia Rearview Radar is a unique device that clips to the back of the bicycle saddle and at its most basic, acts like a rear flashing bicycle light.
What it actually does is that it uses radar technology to detect cars behind you. The head unit which can be attached to the handlebars will show you how far the cars are behind you – you’ll also get alerts when cars are about to pass you.
The Varia alerts you to cars coming up behind you. It even lets you use Garmin cycling computers like the Edge 25 as the display.
The Varia alerts you to cars coming up behind you. It even lets you use Garmin cycling computers like the Edge 25 as the display.
 
However, the head unit isn’t needed if you have high-end Garmin cycling computers like the Edge 25 and Edge 520. They can be paired with the Varia to be used as the display.
Blaze Laserlight
Price: £125 (RM700)
Website: 
blaze.cc
Any gadget that keeps you safe by alerting motorists and pedestrians that you are nearby is always a welcome piece of tech to have on your bicycle.
The Blaze Laserlight is one such device – it’s a 300-lumen LED bicycle light with a laser built-in and it’s just not for show.
The Blaze Laserlight headlamp for bicycles comes with a 300-lumen LED light as well as a laser which projects a bicycle symbol 6-metres in front of you to alert pedestrians and vehicles ahead of you before they even see you.
The Blaze Laserlight headlamp for bicycles comes with a 300-lumen LED light as well as a laser which projects a bicycle symbol 6-metres in front of you to alert pedestrians and vehicles ahead of you before they even see you.

 
The laser is used to project a bicycle symbol six metres in front of the cyclist. As pedestrians coming off the kerb and cars about to come around a corner may not see you approaching, the bicycle light will alert them to your presence.
The laser and the LED headlamp can be controlled independently and the light is said to last for up to eight hours on a single charge. The device is also water resistant.
It’s a nifty idea and while it isn’t cheap, you can’t really put a price on safety can you?

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