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Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Taillight
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Taillight
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Taillight
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Taillight
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Taillight
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light
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Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light

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Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light

See and be seen with Garmin Varia™ RTL515 rearview radar with tail light. It pairs with your Edge™ bike computer, other Garmin device or compatible smartphone to alert you of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away.

When used with your compatible smartphone, the Varia™ app helps increase your awareness with vibration alerts and more. With daylight visibility up to 1 mile, motorists will be able to see you from a distance. The radar's compact vertical design allows for device mounting on most road-use bicycles. And peloton mode provides a low-intensity flash that is kind to other riders' eyes when riding in a group.

Features:

  • Rearview radar with tail light provides awareness of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away
  • Pairs seamlessly with your Edge™ bike computer and compatible smartphone as well as select Garmin wearables or the radar display unit
  • When used with your compatible smartphone, the Varia™ app provides graphics — plus tone and vibration alerts — that indicate approaching cars
  • When used with a compatible smartphone, Varia™ radar integrates with third-party apps such as Ride with GPS to overlay your maps with rearview radar alerts
  • Daylight visibility up to 1 mile alerts motorists to your presence as soon as possible
  • Compact vertical design mounts easily to most road-use bicycles
  • Peloton mode provides a low-intensity light flash that is perfect for cycling in groups
  • Battery life: up to 16 hours in day flash mode, up to 6 hours in solid mode
  • Included: RTL515, mounting hardware, USB cable, documentation
  • B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

    Light Type: Rechargeable 

    Mfg PartNum: 010-02376-00 

    Max. Runtime: 16 hours (day flash) / 6 hours (solid mode) 

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    Reviewed 1/7/2021
    by Sooner
    Southwest WA state
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    Wonderful safety product!

    Wish I had bought this sooner than I did! Held off for years using helmet mounted mirror! That was dumb! This is so much safer...works perfectly with my Edge 830! Only challenge I had was where to mount it as am also using a camera on seat post. Saw where some folks had mounted to seat bag using a home-made bracket! I did this and it works well - movement of the bag does not seem to bother it! Got caught in rain storm which didn't stop it from working but killed the camera! Only suggestion to Garmin is to add provsion for a safety cord as they have on the Edge units!

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    Reviewed 11/19/2020
    by Paul F
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Franklin Mass
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    Great kight for visibility on the rear and radar function

    excellent battery life

    great app for battery and warning of approaching vehicles

    Garmin computer syncs seamlessly with the light, and you as a rider can get prepared for passing cars with plenty of warning, ~ 1 mile on a straight road, less on curvy roads. Love it! feel naked riding without one now!

    I think this is a must have safety item unfortunately these days, with so many distracted drivers and so many large vehicles that approach us way too close for comfort.

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    Reviewed 12/11/2020
    by Jessy T.
    Cycling Enthusiast
    San Antonio, Tx
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    Great Little Light.

    The light is small, but more than adequate during the day or night. But the most important aspect is that I can pair it with my i-phone and it gives me clear warnings when there is a car(s) behind me. It generally picks up the cars at about 75 yards, which I think is more than adequate. I am more than happy with it.

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    Reviewed 8/23/2020
    by BKane
    Competitive Racer
    Western Maryland
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Immediately indispensable

    The Varia RTL515 has immediately become indispensable for me. I ride mostly country roads and have never been able to get used to a helmet mirror, so the Varia is great. It picks up vehicles at the same time as my riding partners with mirrors. The battery life is fantastic - no problem for 100+ mile rides. Garmin undersells what I think is a great feature - the reactive-blink tail light. I think drivers intuit that increasing blinking to mean you know they're there, and they are less apt to brush you with their side view mirror. The only feature/flaw that I see as a negative is that any vehicle that appears on the radar then matches your speed disappears! Once you realize that, you can adjust your perceptions accordingly, but this characteristic of the radar could be in all caps in the manual. Overall, not inexpensive but worth every penny.

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    Reviewed 11/23/2020
    by MikeM
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Bluffton, SC
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    Great Product

    It is very nice knowing that a car is approaching without having to use a mirror. The light seems to be very bright and noticeable. Because of the pandemic I have been riding alone so have not determined how it affects other riders in a paceline.

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    Reviewed 8/27/2020
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Chicago
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Best Cycling Product Ever

    This product to me is a game changer. I bought this because with the pandemic I was mainly riding alone and felt more vulnerable to cars than in a group of 20 riders. This tells you without looking that a car is coming from about 1 1/2 football fields away (I think actually 143 meters). You can see it approaching you and how fast. I know if I happen to be riding side by side to mover over or if by myself to move as far right as I can. Even if there are things in the road like a hole or debris I know if I can just go right around it or if I need to slow down because there is a car. The brightness of the flashing rear light increases as does the frequency when it detects a car. There is also an audible tone if you want and colors of the approaching car to indicate how fast it is approaching. I see people riding with mirrors but this if far superior. I think at $199 it is the deal of the century. Seems more than worth it to avoid getting hit by a car. Battery life is great. Syncs perfectly every time to my Garmin. Easily can be transferred from bike to bike. Takes about 30 seconds.

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    Reviewed 8/21/2020
    by Rob Hill
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Orlando, FL
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    May seem unneccesary - until you try it.

    It only takes one ride to realize how valuable this is. It works extremely well. It does not get fooled and give false alarms very often. However, if you are riding on a trail that parallels a street, it will rightfully pick up that traffic. If you make a 90 degree turn, the cars passing on the street you just turned off of, will briefly trigger the radar. When you do get an alarm (a very distinct beep) there is plenty of time to react and being able to track its progress is fantastic. If there are multiple cars approaching you will see multiple dots on the screen. It does very well on twisty roads as well. It detects cars approaching around corners sometimes before you can see them. My only word of caution is to always charge it up before every ride. Not that it doesn't have a good battery but It takes a lot of power to do all this and a real bummer if it runs out during a ride.

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    Reviewed 11/5/2020
    by Mark Taylor
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Lithia, FL
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    Excellent product for rear traffic awareness and cyclist visibility.

    I really like this product. Before having it I was always wondering about traffic coming on behind and getting distracted with looking back. Now I know what's coming well before it passes me. I also know that the light is helping with visibility as it kicks in to high gear flashing when it detects a car approaching. Fantastic

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    Reviewed 11/6/2020
    by Mike
    Liverpool
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    Wow ! Such a great product. All my cycling pals have one now .

    Easy to set up and link with my Garmin 1000 and phone if needed . Such a great device now you don't have to be Surprised by a car on top of you . Now you'll know When a cars coming from behind.

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    Reviewed 5/19/2020
    by Mick
    Cycling Enthusiast
    South Dakota
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    6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
    I wont ride without it.

    Im 75 with bad hearing and cant wear my hearing aids because of the wind noise. I ride in Spearfish Canyon and there is a lot of traffic at times and loging trucks. It works great and if the are several vehicles behind me it will show each one on the led lights.

    My son bought it for me on Fathers Day several year ago and I been using it ever since

    I highly recommend it.

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    Reviewed 10/22/2020
    by Anonymous
    USA
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    I love this light so much

    I feel so much safer with this light. I paired it with my new Garmin 1030 & I can control it from the computer! No more twisting around in my seat, or having to get off my bike to change the settings.

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    Reviewed 10/24/2020
    by Val b
    Mt Vernon NY
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    One of the best cycling products that hit the shelf

    Out of all the money I have spent as a cyclist this is the greatest investment I've made I feel so safe riding my bike let me know a block and a half away that a car is behind me! And the number of cars to how great is that!

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    Reviewed 10/15/2020
    by JNaz
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Ashburn , VA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Acts as a eye on the back of the head!

    I use the rear tail light (rtl) radar every time ride on roads. It has really given me the confidence to ride on roads with cars approaching me from behind. I feel like it's a third eye (rear-facing).

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    Reviewed 10/9/2020
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Chicago
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    I love this thing!

    I thought it would be gimmicky but it's my new must have item for any ride! While I still shoulder check for oncoming cars when moving into traffic it's great for taking the lane. I can just ride until it beeps to let me know a car is approaching. And it works great with my Garmin 830.

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    Reviewed 10/8/2020
    by Anonymous
    CNY
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    Amazing Safety Device!

    Paired with my edge 530, this thing is a great addition to my road cycling. I feel much less exposed knowing when cars are coming without craning my head around to look, the face that the light gets brighter when a car is coming is also great. The only downside is somewhat limited battery life and the fact that it identifies people who are cycling behind you fairly often.

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    Reviewed 9/23/2020
    by OKBiker
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Claremore, OK
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    I once thought it would be nice to have, now I won't ride without it!

    The ability to detect multiple vehicles and a general idea of how quickly they are approaching you is great. I still check my mirror to confirm, but I hear the beep well before the vehicle. My only wish is that my garmin would sound a little louder, particularly with a headwind (which has nothing directly to do with this unit).

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    Reviewed 9/4/2020
    by SWF Rider
    Cycling Enthusiast
    SW Florida
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    Sleek, functional, essential for riding

    I Upgraded from the RTL 500. Very happy with this light. High visibility. The vertical profile does forced me to use a less bulky seat bag in order for the radar to clear the rear wheel, and not block the visibility of the lights to approaching cars.

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    Reviewed 9/3/2020
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Washington DC
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    Must purchase if you ride with traffic

    I didn�t need this, at least I didn�t think I did. I was skeptical but I have found this radar to be a great addition to my bike and rides. It alerts you to traffic coming up on you as well as the number of vehicles and relative distances. Four of my riding partners have purchased and we all wonder what took us so long.

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    Reviewed 8/31/2020
    by exsoas
    pasadena
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    Works as promised

    its bright and I have yet to run through the battery

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    Reviewed 11/12/2020
    by Thunderhawk
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Encinitas, CA
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    Total game changer

    Total game changer. I know now when I need to look over my shoulder when a Tesla sneaks up on me. Love it!

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