Garmin Varia RCT715 Radar Rear Bike Light

Garmin Varia RCT715 Radar Rear Bike Light
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Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • The built-in radar system sees a following car up to 140 metres away.
  • Seamless integration with your Garmin Edge device or use the Varia app on your smartphone.
  • Automatically saves recordings as soon as an incident is detected, SD card included.
  • Be extra visible to other road users with the built-in bright rear light.
  • The Varia RCT715 only works with a few types of cycle computers from other brands.
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand
Garmin
StVZO certification
No
Daytime running lights
Yes
Amount of lumen
65
Lateral visibility
Good
Flashing Mode
Yes
Number of Modes
4
Smart Bike Light
Yes
Brake light feature
Yes
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Description

Description

The Garmin Varia RCT715 is the first rear view radar with camera and rear light. Because many cycling accidents are caused by traffic coming from behind, extra security to warn you of approaching traffic from behind is no luxury. But this rear view radar has something extra, the Garmin Varia RCT715 has a camera built in. If an accident does happen, you can watch the images on the Garmin Varia app. The Garmin Varia RCT715 works together with your Garmin Edge bike computer, Garmin smartwatch and even some bike computers from other brands. Because the RCT715 has both ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity, you can also pair the Rearview Radar with your smartphone. The Garmin Varia App will then notify you on your smartphone of any traffic coming up behind.

With visibility of up to 1.6km in daylight, drivers can see you driving from a long distance away. Your visibility is enhanced because the Garmin Varia automatically changes light modes when traffic approaches. The Garmin Varia RCT715 has a battery life of up to 16 hours.

Radar technology
The Garmin Varia Radar uses radio waves to detect traffic ahead. The smart rear light emits radio waves constantly while cycling. When a car comes up behind you, the radio waves bounce off it. A sensor in the Varia captures these returning radio waves and communicates them to your bike navigation system. So you know when a car is coming! Of course, radar technology has been used in aviation and shipping for a long time. More and more car manufacturers are also using it to make their vehicles smarter and safer. In the world of cycling, its use is still relatively new, and the Garmin Varia is a highly innovative invention to make cycling in heavy traffic even safer.

Waterproof
The Garmin Varia radar is IPX7 certified so you can use it in a wide range of weather conditions.

Connectivity
The radar has ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity.

Technology

• Radar detects other road users up to 140m away and records video footage of them
• Video footage is stored if an incident is detected*.
• Audible and visual warnings for approaching traffic
• Daytime light visible from 1.6 km


*The Varia app needs to be downloaded on your smartphone and paired with the Garmin Varia RCT715.

Compatibility

• Dimensions: 42 x 106.5 x 31.9 mm
• Weight: 147 grams
• Battery life: solid high / night flash 4 hours, solid low 5 hours, day flash 6 hours (all with filming at 1080p)

Delivery includes

• Garmin Varia RCT715
• Mounting hardware
• USB cable
• Instruction manual
• 16GB SD card
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Reviews

Reviews


5 / 5

Super reassuring product

- Thierry 22 September 2023

Excellent image quality and top-of-the-range radar accuracy

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5 / 5

A safety feature that should be installed on bicycles

- DANY 26 June 2022

The varia rct 715 is a very good product to become perfect just need to create an interface for Garmin meters to control it entirely from the meter.

Pros & Cons

Lighting quality with 4 modes
Quality of photos and videos
Radar function for up to 8 vehicles
Not enough control functions on the speedo
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5

Thierry, 22 September 2023

Super reassuring product

Excellent image quality and top-of-the-range radar accuracy

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5

DANY, 26 June 2022

A safety feature that should be installed on bicycles

The varia rct 715 is a very good product to become perfect just need to create an interface for Garmin meters to control it entirely from the meter.

  • Lighting quality with 4 modes
  • Quality of photos and videos
  • Radar function for up to 8 vehicles
  • Not enough control functions on the speedo
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Daytime running lights Yes Yes
Amount of lumen 65
Lateral visibility Good Good
Flashing Mode Yes Yes
Number of Modes 4
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General

Brand
Garmin
Lateral visibility
Good
Radar feature
Yes
Colour
Black

Power supply

Max. Battery Life highest mode
5 hours
Max. battery Life lowest mode
6 hours
Power Source
Internal Battery
USB rechargeable
Ja, USB-C

Functions

Daytime running lights
Yes
Flashing Mode
Yes
Number of Modes
4
Smart Bike Light
Yes
Brake light feature
Yes

Lighting

Amount of lumen
65

Certifications

StVZO certification
No