I presume the Varia makes some audible sound through the head unit? Will I always hear that?
I'm happy I can get all that info too, plus the advantage of seeing with my own eyes
Only on an extremely technical descent maybe.
DCRainmaker pretty much nailed it when he put it this way "In general, thereâ€™s two trains of thought to people with the Varia radar: A) People that have tried it and love it;B) Everyone else." You are in the everyone else category.
Your risk of not happening to miss a car because you were not looking is probably much higher than missing an audio alert. But, that depends on your hearing and your head unit. I do not think I have ever missed an audio alert.
Varia is superior not because it tells you more (it does), but because it tells you before you would have seen it. Almost every time. It does the mental processing for you so that you can focus on the road ahead. You are not distracted from missing grates, getting door'd, missing a stop, whatever, because you are staring at a mirror behind you.