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Bryton Guardia R300 & Magene L508 Cycling Radar Sensors Announced at Eurobike

Bryton Guardia R300 & Magene L508 Cycling Radar Sensors Announced at Eurobike

This week at Eurobike, both Magene and Bryton announced competitors to Garmin’s Varia cycling radar units , becoming the first non-Garmin company to make such…

Saturday, Jul 16

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This week at Eurobike, both Magene and Bryton announced competitors to Garmin’s Varia cycling radar units , becoming the first non-Garmin company to make such an accessory. While many companies (including Wahoo, Stages, Hammerhead, and more) have made their bike computers compatible with Garmin Varia radar, only Garmin themselves has actually made the radar units that you affix to the back of your bike.

Apparently that’s set to change. Bryton was on-hand at Eurobike with a few of their new Guardia R300 radar units displayed around their booth, while Magene announced their variant online (Magene wasn’t at Eurobike this year). Albeit, Magene’s L508 Radar Tail Light has apparently been teased within the Chinese market since back in April, but this is the first time we’ve seen the company list it on their English sites & Facebook feeds.

Now, before we get into the weeds a bit, a few warnings up-front to set expectations accordingly .

A) This is not a review: This is a first-look post based on a blend of trade-show time, and details provided by companies

B) Bryton: In the case of Bryton’s Gaurdia R300, they officially aren’t announcing any specs or pricing until later in July. While they had units on display and were handily providing spec sheets to anyone that asked at Eurobike, they concurrently didn’t want any specs or prices published until their ‘official’ launch later this month. Obviously, that’s one of the more bizarre things I’ve seen, especially given myself and others would have talked […]

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