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Garmin Varia RTL515 Cycling Rearview Radar with Tail Light EXPIRED

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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

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This is the latest Garmin Varia. It seems to be on sale and can be purchased cheaper than the older RTL510.

https://smile.amazon.com/Garmin-C...802&sr=8-3
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Bought the radar only version (also on sale for $130) a few months ago and for my suburban streets and on fast descents, its a game changer - riding is so much safer.

Always thought paying +$150 for a light/radar was a bit outrageous but reading so much positive feedback on this, figured I'd try it out and now wished I bought it years ago.

This new version has been out for less than a year and I believe its the first time its been on sale. The previous version was on sale for $150 a few times, and has the same features as this one except this allows you to use your phone to monitor (old one required a garmin head unit). My radar only version also allows using the phone, which I initially started with but turned out it drains the phone battery in a few hours and I ride long so didn't work for me, and so purchased a head unit. One nice thing about the radar only version is you can put it inside your saddle bag or jersey pocket and still works. However the great thing about this light/radar combo is the closer the car is to you, the faster the light blinks, which hopefully makes the driver more aware.
REI has it for the same price as does bike tires direct. Options to consider if you have a dividend to spend at REI or VIP points at BTD.

Great unit. I have two 510's and love them.
If you are going to wear earphones when riding or running, may I suggest that you try bone conduction headphones, instead of ones that go in the ear or over the ear. I use the AfterShokz Aeropex for both and can still hear what is going on around me.

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This is the latest Garmin Varia. It seems to be on sale and can be purchased cheaper than the older RTL510.

https://smile.amazon.com/Garmin-C...802&sr=8-3
Thanks! Just picked this up for my girlfriend's bike. I have the 510 and love it. Integrates well with the Elemnt Bolt. Radar is amazing for riding roads, but works well on bike paths when riding slower with kids since other bikers are approaching significantly faster.
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Bought the radar only version (also on sale for $130) a few months ago and for my suburban streets and on fast descents, its a game changer - riding is so much safer.

Always thought paying +$150 for a light/radar was a bit outrageous but reading so much positive feedback on this, figured I'd try it out and now wished I bought it years ago.

This new version has been out for less than a year and I believe its the first time its been on sale. The previous version was on sale for $150 a few times, and has the same features as this one except this allows you to use your phone to monitor (old one required a garmin head unit). My radar only version also allows using the phone, which I initially started with but turned out it drains the phone battery in a few hours and I ride long so didn't work for me, and so purchased a head unit. One nice thing about the radar only version is you can put it inside your saddle bag or jersey pocket and still works. However the great thing about this light/radar combo is the closer the car is to you, the faster the light blinks, which hopefully makes the driver more aware.
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Thank you SD. My wife and I share the older version. We have been riding together more often so it will be nice that we both have one. It's a little annoying when u are connected to 1. This one has better battery life as well.
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REI has it for the same price as does bike tires direct. Options to consider if you have a dividend to spend at REI or VIP points at BTD.

Great unit. I have two 510's and love them.
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This is a game changer for me. Can wear headphones and can ride more safely. I know I know headphones shouldn't be worn....but I do in solo rides, and many times just one ear

This is worth every penny
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This is a game changer for me. Can wear headphones and can ride more safely. I know I know headphones shouldn't be worn....but I do in solo rides, and many times just one ear

This is worth every penny
If you are going to wear earphones when riding or running, may I suggest that you try bone conduction headphones, instead of ones that go in the ear or over the ear. I use the AfterShokz Aeropex for both and can still hear what is going on around me.
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This is a game changer for me. Can wear headphones and can ride more safely. I know I know headphones shouldn't be worn....but I do in solo rides, and many times just one ear

This is worth every penny
Try Aftershokz bone conducting headphones. They leave your ears wide open for traffic awareness.
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If you're an urban rider these Garmin radar/rear lights are one of the biggest safety upgrades you can add to your bike. How the flashing light reacts to incoming traffic is a game changer by itself as it flashes faster as cars get closer to bring their attention to you.
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I have the 510, won't leave home without it. Been through 2 monsoon rains and 1 time it fell and it's still ticking.
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Does this hook up to an Apple Watch?
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Just got the lightning deal a few weeks ago for the 510, otherwise I would've snagged this. My only complaint is that extra mounts are so dang expensive. I want to swap it between bikes... Any hacks/suggestions?
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Does this sync with google maps?
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