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Garmin Varia Cycling Rearview Radar w/ Tail Light EXPIRED

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BuyDig has Garmin Varia Cycling Rearview Radar w/ Tail Light (RTL515) on sale for $169.99. To earn 2.5% in Slickdeals Cashback, before purchase, follow the cashback instructions below. Shipping is free.

Amazon has Garmin Varia Cycling Rearview Radar w/ Tail Light (RTL515) on sale for $169.99. Shipping is free.

Garmin has Garmin Varia Cycling Rearview Radar w/ Tail Light (RTL515) on sale for $169.99Shipping is free.

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About the Product
  • Maximum Awareness; provides visual/audible alerts for vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters away)
  • Multiple pairing option; seamlessly w/ your Edge bike computer/compatible smartphone + select Garmin wearables
  • Works w/ the Vaira App; tone + vibration alerts to indicate position/speed of approaching cars
  • Third party app; integrates w/ your favorite apps such as Ride w/ GPS overlay
  • Superior visibility; daylight visibility up to 1 mile
  • Compact design
Includes
  • Garmin Varia Cycling Rearview Radar w/ Tail Light (RTL515)
  • 1x Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Mounting Kit
  • Cables
Warranty
  • Typically includes a 1-year warranty w/ purchase

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  • Price Research: Purchase this unit today and save $30 Off (15% Savings) from the original MSRP price of $199.99. The next best available price starts at $180.99 ($11 Off or 6.08% Savings). This appears to be the lowest price in the available market for this item
  • Compact design that easily mounts to most road-use bicycles; great if your biking a lot and want the comfort of security/safety. Battery life up to 16 hours a day in flash mode and up to 6 hours in solid mode
  • Offer valid while promotion last
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  • This product has earned an average of 4.8/5 star rating w/ over 900+ customer reviews on Amazon
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Garmin Varia RTL515, Cycling Rearview Radar with Tail Light is on sale on both Amazon and Garmin website.



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This thing is great. I just picked one up a few weeks ago on the last sale. I know it seems a bit unnecessary but it is a total game changer when road riding. It does a great job of alerting you to cars approaching. It truly makes cycling safer. Now I won't ride without it!
100% in agreement with you. It let's me know when I need to look at my helmet mounted mirror and assess the vehicles approaching from behind me, so I can keep my attention to the front more of the time instead of constantly looking in my mirror.
I agree, this new unit is awesome. I was going to buy the previous Garmin Varia. That one needed a Garmin cycle computer to work. This new Varia RTL515 is a stand alone product with a basic app and doesn't need an expensive Garmin Edge head unit to work. The way I use it is I use my iPhone with a Quad Lock case mounted on my road bike. I synced the Varia RTL515 with a free cycling map app I found called "Ride with GPS". It displays the oncoming cars from the varia 515 just like the Garmin units do. It uploads my data to Strava and does it seamlessly. Saved myself the $500-600 by not having to buy a Garmin computer.

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This thing is great. I just picked one up a few weeks ago on the last sale. I know it seems a bit unnecessary but it is a total game changer when road riding. It does a great job of alerting you to cars approaching. It truly makes cycling safer. Now I won't ride without it!
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This thing is great. I just picked one up a few weeks ago on the last sale. I know it seems a bit unnecessary but it is a total game changer when road riding. It does a great job of alerting you to cars approaching. It truly makes cycling safer. Now I won't ride without it!
100% in agreement with you. It let's me know when I need to look at my helmet mounted mirror and assess the vehicles approaching from behind me, so I can keep my attention to the front more of the time instead of constantly looking in my mirror.
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I've been using this for over a year and I couldn't agree more.
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I agree, this new unit is awesome. I was going to buy the previous Garmin Varia. That one needed a Garmin cycle computer to work. This new Varia RTL515 is a stand alone product with a basic app and doesn't need an expensive Garmin Edge head unit to work. The way I use it is I use my iPhone with a Quad Lock case mounted on my road bike. I synced the Varia RTL515 with a free cycling map app I found called "Ride with GPS". It displays the oncoming cars from the varia 515 just like the Garmin units do. It uploads my data to Strava and does it seamlessly. Saved myself the $500-600 by not having to buy a Garmin computer.
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I agree, this new unit is awesome. I was going to buy the previous Garmin Varia. That one needed a Garmin cycle computer to work. This new Varia RTL515 is a stand alone product with a basic app and doesn't need an expensive Garmin Edge head unit to work. The way I use it is I use my iPhone with a Quad Lock case mounted on my road bike. I synced the Varia RTL515 with a free cycling map app I found called "Ride with GPS". It displays the oncoming cars from the varia 515 just like the Garmin units do. It uploads my data to Strava and does it seamlessly. Saved myself the $500-600 by not having to buy a Garmin computer.
When you receive a warning of a car approaching, how far back is the car?
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When you receive a warning of a car approaching, how far back is the car?
Specs say 153 yards
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I thought this was a gimmick and a $30 light would be just as good, but the radar has been a game changer. Worth every penny.
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I own one of these. It's not worthwhile at any price if you ride in the city. It just gets muted 99.9% of the time. Maybe quiet roads yes. That's it. Also they need to come up with a better mounting system. The light is insanely bright though.

My usage for this radar: almost 100% of the time it is muted. I take the whole road and use the radar to let me know when to move back into the shoulder. L

Audible alerts at 153 yards back are unnecessary and just make you a wuss riding 3 inches from the curb 99.9% of the time if you are in the city.
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Wow! I never knew there was such a thing! Is this price good?
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Wow! I never knew there was such a thing! Is this price good?
Yes. Its the best price offered so far on this item.
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I agree, this new unit is awesome. I was going to buy the previous Garmin Varia. That one needed a Garmin cycle computer to work. This new Varia RTL515 is a stand alone product with a basic app and doesn't need an expensive Garmin Edge head unit to work. The way I use it is I use my iPhone with a Quad Lock case mounted on my road bike. I synced the Varia RTL515 with a free cycling map app I found called "Ride with GPS". It displays the oncoming cars from the varia 515 just like the Garmin units do. It uploads my data to Strava and does it seamlessly. Saved myself the $500-600 by not having to buy a Garmin computer.
This is the way to go if you don't have a garmin head unit and want the on screen display for the varia.
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