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Garmin Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar

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Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar

Stay aware of approaching cars with the Garmin Varia™ RVR315.

This rearview radar pairs with your Edge® bike computer, smartphone or other Garmin device to alert you of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away. When used with your smartphone, the Garmin Varia app uses bold graphics to indicate the position and speed of approaching vehicles, plus tone and vibration alerts. The radar's compact vertical design allows for device mounting on most road-use bicycles. Ride more between charges with up to 8 hours of battery life.

Features:

  • Rearview radar 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 — to 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
  • Compact vertical design mounts easily to most road-use bicycles
  • Battery life: up to 8 hours

  • 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.

    Mfg PartNum: 010-02252-00 

    Light Type: Rechargeable 

    Max. Runtime: 8 hours 

    Mfg Warranty: 12 Mo. Parts & Labor

    Warranty URL: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/consumer-limited-warranty/

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    Reviewed 5/23/2022
    by Anonymous
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    Didn�t realize I needed Varia

    Varia has now become an essential part of my road riding experience. It�s like blindspot monitoring when driving in a car.

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    Reviewed 5/23/2022
    by The Dogfather
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Winston Salem, NC
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    Awesome safety device

    Performance of Garmin Varia radar is simply amazing. I do not want to ride on the road without one. Even when several bikes are behind me, the radar invariably still picks up a car approaching.

    The alorithm used must essentially be only paying attention to objects closing in from behind. Yes, it may go off when another cyclist closes in from behind. It also will issue the 'all clear' even when a vehicle is behind if such vehicle maintains a steady distance. Just be aware of this.

    Getting the device while on sale only added icing to the cake.

    It is still good to have a mirror but I really depend on my Varia radar.

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    Reviewed 5/23/2022
    by 828cyclist
    Daily Commuter
    Asheville North Carolina
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    As good as advertised, better than expected.

    After many years of cycling friends encouraging me to try the Garmin radar, I finally took the leap when the product was on sale on Bike Tires Direct. This is one of those things where I ask myself "why did I wait so long". The radar works much more effectively than I had anticipated, and in combination with the mirror that I've always used, I feel more secure about being aware of approaching vehicles. The radar is easy to pair oh, and the display is intuitive and very helpful.

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    Reviewed 5/20/2022
    by KCMO Commuter
    Daily Commuter
    Kansas City, MO
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    Great Addition to our

    I bought this for my BF for his birthday and was greatly pleased AND surprised that I could also connect to this to watch traffic when we are on rides together. It really helps anticipate the cars coming up from behind much better!! An extra widget on your device allows you to even know the speed they're overtaking you by.

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    Reviewed 4/26/2022
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Park City, UT
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    You Can Rely on What it's Displayig

    I use it with the Varia Android app and it shows me exactly what I want to know. I've never had a false positive or negative. I never liked mirrors as vibration was a problem and my eyes were off the road too much, trying to figure out what the mirror was showing. I chose the RVR315 model because I use an integrated helmet rear light and don't need one on the radar unit. Install and setup were fast and easy although I did have to switch out my underseat tool bag for a frame bag to enable the correct dimensional mount.

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    Reviewed 9/1/2021
    by CC
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, OR
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Does what it claims, and does it well

    Have been using this for a few weeks on rural, solo rides, and the overall experience has been very positive and am happy I bought it. Chose this model as I already have a rear light I'm happy with. It does a great job picking up cars from far away when the radar has decent line of sight. But to reap all the benefits of visual alerts plus better audio alerts, it helps immensely to have a garmin/wahoo (or similar) or phone+ridewithGPS mounted on the handlebar. Initially I just used the Varia app on high volume and threw my phone in my jersey pocket, but the alerts were often barely audible over wind noise. Garmin also makes a dedicated radar display, but you're probably better off getting one of the above.

    What I like:

    - Accurate & reliable detection including car distance, often long before I can hear them (especially helpful with lots of wind noise)

    - Supported by a variety of bike computers and apps (ridewithGPS, varia app, wahoo, etc)

    - When paired with an app or garmin/wahoo/etc, it shows car distance visually on sidebar on-screen, gives radar battery life warnings, and gives lost connection warnings.

    - Gives unique warning for fast-approaching cars

    - Small size & very sturdy garmin quick connect mount. I use the mount & provided o-ring on my seat tube.

    Other:

    - Battery life is not quite as good on this model, but probably long enough for most people to get at least a few rides out of it.

    - Wish it had USB-C

    - It (or maybe just mine) has an issue with the Varia app where the radar unit itself will just turn off at random while riding and with no warning, but only with the Varia app on my android phone. I have NOT had the issue at all while connected to my Wahoo or when using ridewithGPS app on the same phone. Garmin offered to replace but decided not to since i don't use the app anymore.

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    Reviewed 2/7/2022
    by Tjakester
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Sacramento, CA
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    Best alert system I've used!

    I have ridden with a rear view mirror for decades. I like knowing what is coming up and whether any action is required. Occasionally I am surprised to have a car passing too close because I didn't hear the approach. With the Varia there is an audible alert as well as the visual on the Garmin computer. A quick glance in the mirror let's me know if all is good or I need to signal the driver to give more room. Both my wife and I appreciate to added safety.

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    Reviewed 5/2/2021
    by The Caped Crusader
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Vancouver, WA
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    6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
    This is a game changer!

    I decided to purchase a Garmin Varia RVR315 based on the positive feedback on several forums and product reviews. This is a game changer for me. I showed a friend how it works and he purchased one the next day. It certainly gives you more awareness of traffic coming up from behind you. I have some moderate hearing loss and sometimes don't hear cars coming up on me. This helps with that problem. I'm purchasing one for my wife's e-bike. I chose the RVR315 instead of the RTL515 as I don't think the RTL515's light is bright and noticeable enough. I purchased a Dinotte Quad Red tail light to use instead as it's much more noticeable and brighter. The Quad Red adds a fair amount more to the total cost but I consider it cheap insurance. Now if Garmin would make the Varia with a camera similar to the Cycliq Fly 6 with more reliability than the Fly 6, I'd buy it in a heart beat.

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    Reviewed 12/13/2021
    by Anonymous
    Visalia, CA
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    SAFETY PLUS

    Bought the Garmin Varia to aid when riding. It works great with my Garmin 530. It's nice to know that car's are approaching from the rear before you can hear them. Great out in the country on the narrow roads giving you time to make decisions.

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    Reviewed 4/3/2021
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Vancouver, WA
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Didn't know what I was missing

    I waffled on purchasing this for quite some time. All the reviews said how this was a game changer once they purchased it and wish they had purchased it sooner. Same for me. There's significantly better awareness of cars coming from behind, especially the "quiet" ones. I use this in conjunction with a Dinotte Quad Red tail light instead of the Garmin RTL515 as I believe the Dinotte Quad Red is much brighter and much more noticeable. Just my opinion though.

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    Reviewed 3/25/2021
    by T. Wiz
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Silicon Valley, CA
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Great added safety feature -- 100% accurate so far

    I start my Radar when I start my Garmin Edge 830. It provides advance warning of an approaching car from behind. although no substitute for checking for cars, it provides peace of mind knowing when a car is coming. So far (approximately 1000 miles of use) it has been accurate 100%. Battery lasts for about 6 hours -- and Garmin Edge 830 alerts you to a low battery so always know when to charge. The mount is the standard Garmin mount (same as the Garmin Edge 830) -- easy on and off, but secure when on.

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    Reviewed 1/26/2021
    by TexasNightRider
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Great State of Texas, Houston area
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Money Well Spent

    Pros: Lightweight. Has worked flawlessly paired with my Wahoo Elemnt. Mount seems to be very secure. Especially useful on rural roads.

    Cons: No safety tether but an aftermarket tether can be purchased/attached to the back of the unit. In heavy traffic you will receive constant warnings.

    Would I purchase again? Absolutely. I now wonder how I've ridden so long without it even though I use a helmet mounted mirror. Several times the radar detected an approaching vehicle before I noticed it with my mirror.

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    Reviewed 2/15/2022
    by Elk Commando
    Columbus, OH
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    Eyes to the back.

    Let's you know when cars are approaching and passing you from the rear. An awesome product for your safety!

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    Reviewed 9/27/2021
    by Alfonso
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Rhode Island
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Garmin radar detector is a game changer for bike safety, but I wished I knew about radar + flashing light model!

    Easy to install, pair to Garmin cyclocomputer. Beep clearly heard when vehicle approaches from behind @ 150 feet. Can easily follow vehicle getting closer as a while dot on right side of computer...turns green when vehicle safely passes. Will show multiple vehicles approaching...even noted a neighbor approaching stealthily on his E-Bike....

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    Reviewed 8/3/2020
    by BPChicago
    Competitive Racer
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Must Have!

    Just picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago. Used points to knock the price down. But this is a must have item for any cyclist. Whether climbing or descending, you have awareness of cars coming behind you. It has been 100% accurate so far...the only downside i've noticed has been when two cars are too close together (tailgating), the device doesn't always catch it. But considering how much we spend on bikes and equipment, this is the most important safety add-on i've come across. Been riding in Colorado and i feel so much safer. highly recommend.

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    Reviewed 1/3/2022
    by Jordan
    Cycling Enthusiast
    S F CA
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    Essential bike ride safety equipment

    One of my essential gear for road ride. The battery last a full day approx 11 hours of riding time. It automatically connected to my Garmin computer when I them turn on.

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    Reviewed 5/22/2020
    by FlashBazbo
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Middle Tennessee
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    6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
    Flawless performance. Great product!

    The RVR315 offers excellent situational awareness. It sees cars you can't see in a mirror - the one approaching from out of the sun or the second, third, fourth, etc. cars in line behind you. It tells you how many cars, how far back, and how fast they are approaching. It announces their presence once they approach within 150 yards. This radar helps you be more aware. And being more aware, you can be both more safe and more courteous to drivers. I won't ride without this pod. Never ever a false all clear. Occasionally, it will give you a false alert - either a BIG cyclist coming up behind you or a road sign oscillating in the wind. But false alerts aren't a big deal.

    I previously used the Varia 510 radartaillight but, when riding alone, I always wanted a much brighter taillight than the Varia offers. (I have a Dinotte Quad Red that I use when I'm alone.) When this radar pod became available, I bought it the first day. Now, I get the benefits of Garmin's radar and the brightness of my Dinotte taillight at the same time. Best of both worlds.

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    Reviewed 12/31/2021
    by Daniel Ballester
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Apopka, FL
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    Safety First!

    If you value your life then this is invaluable. Sense of security is hard to put a price on but when it comes to Garmin you know your also getting quality stuff. What are you waiting for?

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    Reviewed 6/17/2021
    by bill
    Cycling Enthusiast
    new york
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    indispensable after using this product

    This radar is great as it integrates well with the 1030 plus to show traffic closing in. the alerts are sufficiently loud to provide adequate warning and the view shows the closing rate. much better than a mirror alone

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    Reviewed 12/3/2021
    by sleeptein
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, OR
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    Works as advertised

    Paired instantly with Edge 530. I find it very helpful on suburban streets with a lot of background noise and my 66 yo hearing loss. Shows the number of vehicles bearing down on you.

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