May 18: Next Garmin announcement will be the Virb 360 which will be released on May 24.
For the last week Garmin had a video online with a “home” lamp and the text “Wouldn’t it be nice if you could control your house with your Garmin?” and the date of today.
My guess was that they would pull of the lamp cover and show the new Varia Headligh.
But it seems that video was real home control related:
Garmin is also excited to announce an integration with the SmartThings home automation app – a free download from the Connect IQ store that allows users to control things in their home – lights, TVs, etc. – through their Garmin Connect IQ compatible device.
Well my main focus is not on Bikes or even lamps but i made this post so i can name these items and all other items which are in progress.
Today ? Soon we will see the first and possible two items
- Varia Headlight
Full control by ANT+ and very similair (Co-op?) to Bontrager (haven’t read anything on the relation between Garmin and Bontrager but both are very active the last days)
- Varia Tail Light with Radar and Camera (not soon, poc?)
I believe the camera is new? (i would think a cam will make it a little expensive)
Later this year (Eurobike?/Interbike?) expect to see the next generation of some of the existing products. Not that the current products are outdated but new metrics and new/added technologies can make a boost in sales. The development of a special edge 1010 external battery pack means that the current internal battery will be enough for the normal rides but the long rides will have to rely on an external pack.
Which metrics and if all items will be bluetooth remains unknown.
- Edge 1010 & accessoires
Main unit and accessoires in the form of an external battery pack and mount
- Vector 3
Dual-sensing pedal-based power meter
- Vector 3S
Single-sensing Pedal-based Power Meter, affordable power meter with option to upgrade to dual-sensing system