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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 5/13/2021
    by Low Country Biker
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Charleston SC/ Chicago Il
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    This REALLY works!!!!

    I have bee using a Garmin 510 for at least six years. After a recent software update I noticed this radar unit listed in the menu. Upon a little research I found that with the update this unit was compatible with older Garmin units. I purchased this rear light/ radar unit and have been using it for the past month. I've been impressed with its performance and ease of use. I ride mostly on paved county/ farm type roads and average about 700 miles month. The unit warns me when traffic appears about 400 ft behind and graphically shows the progression toward me. I have found it very helpful when I have to merge into a traffic lane. I always look before moving but this shows the gaps in traffic and lets me know when to look back. Good product

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    Reviewed 5/5/2021
    by Bill B
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Massachusetts
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    Must Have Safety Component!

    This product has made my rides a lot less stressful. I love getting a warning that a car is approaching before I can hear it. When I'm flying down a hill it's comforting to glance down at my Wahoo Element Roam, and see a nice green line, letting me know that the road is all mine. I would have bought one sooner had I soon it was compatible with my Wahoo device. I was proud to say goodbye to the little mirror on my sunglasses. This is much better, and I like a little cooler!!

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    Reviewed 3/22/2021
    by Merlin
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, OR
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    Game changer for safety.

    I use this with my new Garmin 1030 Plus. I feel much better now when turning left. Even with a mirror, I like the radar for giving me the added security!

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    Reviewed 1/7/2021
    by Sooner
    Southwest WA state
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    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 3/5/2021
    by 9775
    Utah
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    Love it

    This has been great can't believe I waited so long to by it. It is great on narrow and busy roads. If riding on a frontage rd it will pick up cars from the highway. Can't imagine riding without it.

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    Reviewed 2/22/2021
    by MooreRE
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Evans, GA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    The Garmin Varia RTL515 Tail Light is a very 0utstanding light.

    I use the light when I'm doing my training rides by myself. It's helps out a lot. I don't have to keep looking back for cars behind me. I also use it during group rides too. I helps keeping the group together and safe. This is a awesome product.

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    Reviewed 2/22/2021
    by Rob
    SoCal Simi Valley
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    The Best Rear Light You Can Own!!!

    The Garmin Varia RLT515 is the best taillight you can own! It works better than I ever thought, knows if a vehicle is behind you better than looking back. So much safer making a left and just in general. Great product, and BikeTiresDirect got it to me unbelievable fast!

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    Reviewed 2/25/2021
    by Miguel
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tucson
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    Situational awareness for both cyclist and motorist in a compact affordable package!

    I recently purchased this light to go with my 830 head unit.

    No regrets and no more craning your neck to see whats about to hit you.

    This thing really works and provides you with real metrics to gauge traffic proximity and speed.

    It's a game-changer - highly recommended

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    Reviewed 8/23/2020
    by BKane
    Competitive Racer
    Western Maryland
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    3 of 3 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 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 3/26/2021
    by nestor
    seattle wa
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    it's worth the money

    ...it's very helpful especially making you aware of vehicles behind you when paired with the right garmin computer...alerts you and drivers behind you because of the red flash it emits

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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 3/4/2021
    by Anonymous
    edinboro, pa
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    Best invention since the GPS

    Audible and visual feedback well in advance of cars approaching from behind, reduces stress and need to crank your neck to look behind.

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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 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 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 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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