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Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight

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Garmin's Varia UT800 Smart Headlight is penetratingly bright and versatile. At its highest setting, this mountable bike light shines at 800 lumens and provides 270 degrees of visibility. The Varia UT800 has 5 manual modes of operation and smart auto-adjustability based on speed (higher speeds trigger a brighter beam) and ambient lighting (well-lit environments trigger a softer beam). In turn, these automatic adjustments help conserve the battery for extended use between charges.

Lightweight and highly water resistant, the Varia UT800 can be used in all kinds of conditions: rain, snow, and it can even withstand occasional splashing. This smart headlight syncs to Garmin Edge computers, remotes and light sensors for greater versatility and ease of use.


In the box:

  • Varia UT800 smart headlight.
  • Hardware included for a helmet mount ("Trail" version), or an out front mount ("Standard" version).
  • Charging cable.
  • Manual.

Dimensions (LxWxH): 96.6 mm x 33.5 mm x 29.7 mm; 44.7 mm with flange; Weight:130.0 g.

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.

Standard (Bike Mount)

Light Type: Rechargeable 

Mfg PartNum: 010-01673-00 

Trail Edition (Helmet Mount)

Mfg PartNum: 010-01674-00 

Light Type: Rechargeable 

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Reviewed 1/8/2021
by Alchemyrider
Cycling Enthusiast
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
A very good choice, especially for Garmin Edge users

I bought the Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight to replace my Garmin Varia HL500 Smart Headlight, which is now discontinued.

The HL500 was a very good headlight, but for one design flaw. The power button is made of a rubber-like material which degrades over time and eventually breaks off. This is the same design flaw that affected the Garmin Edge 100 bicycle computer.

The power button on the UT800 is much sturdier solid plastic. Just like the power button on the Edge 1030.

The UT800 emits a maximum of 800 lumens at the high setting. 400 lumens and 200 lumens modes are user selectable. Garmin says the 200 lumens mode provides 6 hours of lighting time. The UT800 also has two flashing modes.

The UT800 is certainly bright enough for the nighttime road riding that I do. I usually run the light on the low setting, only switching to high when there is no street lighting.

Which brings me to my favourite thing about the UT800. It can be turned on and off, and switched between modes from a Garmin Edge cycling computer. So no fumbling in the dark for the button on the UT800.

My minor gripe is with the locking ring mount used to attach the UT800 to the supplied out-front mount. If the locking ring is not aligned with the quarter-turn fitting on the out-front mount, the light will not be securely fixed to the out-front mount. There is no positive sign - like an audible or tactile click - to alert you that the UT800 is securely attached to the out-front mount. I found this out the hard way when my UT800 fell onto the road after I hit a couple of bumps.

To its credit, the UT800 survived its fall onto the tarmac with just a couple of scratches.

The UT800 is not the cheapest headlight, but it works as advertised. I think it is worth the price premium for the convenience of being able to control it from my Edge 1030.

Just make sure that locking ring is properly secured before you head out onto the road or trail.

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Reviewed 4/19/2021
by carl
Cycling Enthusiast
ventnor nj
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best light I have purchased

very visible , battery has a good life.Very stable on the bike.

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Reviewed 12/30/2020
by Dan
Philadelphia
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
I Agree

I have to agree with many of the other reviewers. It's a nice light. It syncs up with your Garmin. It changes intensity depending on speed like it's supposed to but the battery life is not good for $100 light. I commute 45min to and from work. Going home is in the dark. After 5 minutes I lose 1 of the 5 bars on my battery life. After 15min I'm down 2 bars. When I'm 10min from home I get the warning flash indicating that the battery is low. It's just disappointing that it doesn't last longer. My L&M lights can get 2 days on a charge on high at 1000 lumens. If Garmin can get the battery to last longer, this is a home run.

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Reviewed 11/16/2020
by Anonymous
california
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great light but....

I ride about 40 miles in the morning before the sun comes up and will say, this light is amazing with how bright it is and how the beam gets stronger the faster you peddle. With that said, I really wish the battery life was better. For the price, it's a bit of a headache to be riding in the dark and the light go out without warning. I charge it after every ride now but still, for as expensive as it is I probably would've bought something cheaper knowing what I know now

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Reviewed 11/16/2020
by JErvin
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Valley, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great light for safety on the roac

This light performs and keeps me safe while on the road. I wish the battery lasted longer so that I could use the light in its full-on settings. I always use it in the daylight blinking mode. It lasts me then on my long rides.

It's been the best light though that I've ever used.

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Reviewed 1/10/2020
by Dr. Mike
Cycling Enthusiast
Ft Lauderdale, Fl
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Great light

This light works amazingly well with the Garmin mount allowing the installation of the light under the computer and not on your bars taking up space. That said even though the light comes with an upfront dual mount, that mount places the Garmin Edge (1030 in my case) too high above the bars. But that might be as well a matter of opinion. I purchased from BTD the Garmin Out Front Mount (Edge 1030) Part Number 010-12563-00 and that places the Garmin at my preferred height flush with the bars. Pairing the light with the Garmin Edge is a snap and very easy to operate while riding as far as changing from the various settings. Highly recommend this light.

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Reviewed 10/22/2020
by Anonymous
USA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I love this light so much

Such high quality. I paired it with my Garmin 1030, so I can control it from the computer. I have it in a mount that fits in the stem-no more clutter on my handlebars! I am so happy.

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Reviewed 1/26/2021
by SWF Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
SW Florida
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Great white light!

The UT 800 is bright and paired with my Edge 1030 Plus works seamlessly. I use it for night rides in trail mode and get 2.5 hours out of the batteries.

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Reviewed 11/29/2019
by Ragemann
Cycling Enthusiast
Phoenix
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Light

Ive used this bike for about 1,000 miles in sunshine and dark morning rides. First the good, it is compact and mounts well to a GoPro style mount well. I have had to really synch it tight to keep it from slipping down when I hit bumps but as long as I do it works great. The beam at night is really bright and the road is well illuminated I can be seen and see very well. In daylight I use the flashing mode to be seen and to conserve battery. My riding buddys tell me its really visible from a long distance and the flash mode Really catches the eye, which is why I bought it and use it every ride. switching modes manually is reallyeasy with the large tactile button. My rides are 2-3 hours long and I have no battery problem with 1 hour steady and 2 hours flashing. I have not syncd with a cycle computer as mine was not compatible, yet. It takes a while to recharge and once fully charged slowly discharges over time. I charge mine after every ride and if I go a couple of days without use it will lose about 30% of its charge so I have to top off the charge the day of ride if I plan to go long. Hence the 4 not 5 stars. all in all, I would recommend this light.

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Reviewed 12/31/2020
by Jpn931
Cycling Enthusiast
Richmond, V A
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Works well; great for daytime running light and getting caught out past sunset.

Gets the attention of drivers in urban areas. I have a smaller front light for daytime, but I have used this light in more congested areas. Also works well at night.

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Reviewed 12/31/2020
by Adur
Claremont
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Ok on bar not on helmet

I was hoping I could use in my helmet but way too heavy, sometimes solid isn't sold and I returned it

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Reviewed 6/23/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Washington D.C.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Garmin has put out a finished great product this time.

After 6 month of use i really like this product. The only thing I could knock would be light adjustable angle pincher screw mount. Sometimes when going over rough road the light will loosen and change angles. I do not want to over tighten it do to the mount is plastic. Garmin should go to a grooved lock design that will stay put.

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Reviewed 11/12/2020
by Gab
Cruise
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Good item

Very bright and it connects to garmin computer very easy

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Reviewed 8/16/2018
by Phil W
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern Indiana
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent light

Easy to attach to the Garmin computer dual mount without taking up space on the handlebars. Also, very easy to turn on andor adjust mode while riding. It has a reasonable operating time before required recharging. It is also water-resistant as I found out when I was caught in a rainstorm. The headlight continued to function properly while my taillight (another brand) was not able to handle the deluge. However, the Varia is more expensive than other headlights of similar wattage.

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Reviewed 10/9/2020
by Aaron
New Jersey
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Works great with my edge 830

Love this light ! Works perfect with my Garmin Edge 830

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Reviewed 9/18/2020
by Christopher
Philadelphia
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Awesome headlight

Very bright, very 'smart' headlight. Syncs with my Garmin 1030 plus. Long battery life. Highly recommend this headlight

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Reviewed 1/17/2020
by Ardul
kansas City, MO
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great light for long rides

Long battery. Perfectly paired with garmin computer one holder for all.

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Reviewed 11/29/2019
by Bryan
Cycling Enthusiast
Rogers AR
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Great light that works wth Garmin

Run this light on my road and gravel bike. Easy to sync with my Garmin and like how the speed effects the brightness of the light saving power. I run it in flash mode during the day and its bright.

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Reviewed 8/22/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Bay Area CA
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Bright, convenient, good battery life, takes up no room on your handlebar

The best thing about this light is that it doesn't clutter your handlebar with another gadget, but fits under a Garmin in a dual mount. I don't ride at night, but went to Europe and felt comfortable in the long, dark tunnels.

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Reviewed 3/9/2019
by Anonymous
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Good, not great

Nice beam, but there are some Bontrager and Light & Motion lights that have better ones. Good battery life, but when you use the smart life features the battery can burn through in 1.5 hours or less. Not incredibly expensive, but also not a great deal.

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