Garmin Varia RTL515, Cycling Rearview Radar with Tail Light, Visual and Audible Alerts for Vehicles Up to 153 Yards Away,

(10 customer reviews)

$266.23

Brand Garmin
Item dimensions L x W x H 15.2 x 7.6 x 7.6 centimetres
Material Plastic
Weight 2.5 Ounces
Style Rearview Radar with Tail Light

  • 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

Description

See and be seen with 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.


From the manufacturer

Varia 515

Garmin RTL515

Ride with peace of mind.

MAXIMUM AWARENESS

Varia RTL515 rearview radar provides visual and audible alerts for vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away.

MULTIPLE PAIRING OPTIONS

This radar works seamlessly with your Edge bike computer or compatible smartphone as well as select Garmin wearables or the optional radar display unit.

WORKS WITH THE VARIA APP

This smartphone app helps you increase your awareness by providing graphics — plus tone and vibration alerts — that indicate the position and speed of approaching cars.

THIRD-PARTY APP COMPATIBLE

When used with a compatible smartphone, Varia radar integrates with your favorite apps, such as Ride with GPS to overlay your maps with rearview radar alerts.

SUPERIOR VISIBILITY

Alert motorists to your presence as soon as possible with daylight visibility up to 1 mile.

COMPACT DESIGN

Easily mount this sleek, compact device on the seatpost of almost any road-use bicycle. The vertical design allows for better leg clearance and a perfectly comfortable ride.

Varia 515

Take your cycling experience to the next level

Additional information

Weight 70.87 kg
Dimensions 7.62 × 7.62 cm
Product dimensions

‎15.24 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm; 70.87 Grams

Batteries

1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Item Model Number

‎010-02376-00

Other display features

‎Wireless

Colour

‎One Color

What’s in the box

‎Varia RTL515; Mounting kit; Cables; Documentation

Item Weight

‎70.8 g

Department

‎Mens

ASIN

‎B086TVFX1D

Date First Available

‎13 May 2020

Manufacturer

‎Garmin

10 thoughts on “Garmin Varia RTL515, Cycling Rearview Radar with Tail Light, Visual and Audible Alerts for Vehicles Up to 153 Yards Away,

  1. Works well with Edge 1000This works well. I have a Garmin Edge 1000 and the Varia connects both as the radar and also as the light. Allows the light to work automatically as part of a light network.

  2. Eyes in the back of your head.Easy to set up, works like a charm. It just needs some kind of death ray that destroys cars before they reach you.

  3. This thing is awesomeI laughed when this first came out said it was just another tech crap gadget. I was wrong and will never go anywhere without it. I paired it with my Wahoo Elment Bolt non color – I had no issues with it – it would alert each time a vehicle approached from behind and not once did it pick up a vehicle that had passed me on the opposite side of the road – on the bolt a little travel lane will appear on the left or right and it will show a little square or car approaching and it will also light the LED lights it picked up 4 vehicles coming up behind me and I would confirm this visually since I have a helmet mirror. Make sure you take the time to mount it as high as you can on your seat post to give it a clear line of site. Pairing is so easy you will laugh least it was with the Bolt. Once you pair it u can set it to either blinking or solid. I think you can control how it reacts if you have a Garmin Head Unit. Wahoo will let u change the side and u can change just a few simple things. This so far has been my purchase of the year I have been hit before when I was by myself now this helps still no substitute for using your eyes but it’s like having an extra paranoid set of eyes

  4. Amazing!I live in a fairly high traffic area and my neck isn’t as flexible as it used to be. This allows me to use my phone to know that cars are coming up behind me. It can see several cars at a time and beeps when cars are detected. It beeps again when they’ve passed. There are a few cycling apps that this is compatible with as well as several different models of cycling computers. I love that it alerts me as I am not always staring at the handlebar mirror while enjoying a leisurely ride.

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