Can you PLEASE make the Varia Radars work with other activities than cycling?

Hi,

I do rollerblading and rollerskiing, and would like to use the Varia for those activities. I've tried mounting on the back of the helmet, and it works, but only in a cycling activity on my Fenix 5. As it stands now, I have to use a cycling activity instead of cross country skiing while rollerskiing for the Varia to work. Why can't it just work with all activities when connected? Obviously it's not gonna be connected if I go out for an activity where I don't need a radar!

It would be good for running on a shared bike/walk path, too, mounted to the back of the shorts for example.

Using it when rollerskiing is even more useful than cycling, because 1) It takes more space on the road, especially if doing skate technique or inlineskating, 2) It will show cyclists approaching fast when on a bike path, and you can't hear those (road racers seldom have bells, even though they're mandatory here in Norway) and 3) It's harder to constantly look back when rollerskiing than cycling (my personal experience).

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  • On a bike path in relatively silent surroundings, and on the road if there are the occasional passing car, I would hear the beep. Also, if more traffic, when I hear a car approaching from behind, it would be useful to take a glance on the watch to see if it's only one car or several cars approaching. That's actually one of the things I like the most about the Varia radar when biking, to see the number of cars coming from behind.

    The Varia Vision is of course an option. Does it operate independently of a watch/head unit? But I still think it would be very easy for Garmin to just open up for using the Varia with any activity, and I can't see any downsides to it...
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  • On a bike path in relatively silent surroundings, and on the road if there are the occasional passing car, I would hear the beep. Also, if more traffic, when I hear a car approaching from behind, it would be useful to take a glance on the watch to see if it's only one car or several cars approaching. That's actually one of the things I like the most about the Varia radar when biking, to see the number of cars coming from behind.

    The Varia Vision is of course an option. Does it operate independently of a watch/head unit? But I still think it would be very easy for Garmin to just open up for using the Varia with any activity, and I can't see any downsides to it...
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