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Garmin Varia RTL515 and RVR315 Rearview Radar

Josh Matthew August 11, 2020
5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$149.99$199.99

Ride smarter and be safer with the Varia RTL515 Radar Tail Light!

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Description

Garmin Varia RTL515 and RVR315 Rearview Radar

If you want to ride smarter and be safer, the Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar Tail Light has your back! Mounted neatly on the seatpost, the Varia RTL515 performs double duty, acting as a taillight and as a sensor for vehicles approaching from behind.

The bright tail light offers daylight visibility up to a mile away. In addition, it is visible within a 220-degree range, so drivers can see you well before the radar sees the vehicle. The Varia RTL515 also provides visual and audible alerts to warn of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away.

 

Compatability

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

 

Varia RTL515 Specs

  • Dimensions: 3.9” x 0.8” x 1.6″ (98.6 x 19.7 x 39.6 mm)
  • Weight: 2.5 oz (71.0 g)
  • Modes: solid, peloton, night flash, day flash
  • Lumens: 20 solid, 8 peloton, 29 night flash, 65 day flash
  • Battery life: 6 hours solid, 8 hours peloton, 6 hours night flash, 16 hours day flash
  • Communication protocol ANT+ and BLE
  • Water rating: IPX7
  • Viewing angle: 220°

 

Varia RVR315 Specs

  • Dimensions: 1.8” x 2.8” x 0.8″ (40 x 72 x 20 mm)
  • Weight: 1.8 oz (51.0 g)
  • Battery life: 7 hours
  • Communication protocol ANT+ and BLE
  • Water rating: IPX7

 

In the Box

  • Varia RTL515 or RVR315
  • Mounting Kit
  • Cables
  • Documentation

 

1 review for Garmin Varia RTL515 and RVR315 Rearview Radar

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    Rob Droughan (verified owner)

    Sixteen months ago, in broad daylight, a riding buddy was hit from behind and launched into a ditch. He survived, but is scarred and scared. So am I – especially during solo rides. I was constantly looking over my left shoulder to watch for encroaching traffic.
    When I heard that Garmin had created a rear tail light and radar in one unit, I was intrigued. I read a few reviews, and my surviving buddy obtained one – covered by insurance.
    What an amazing device!! Riding behind him, I knew when vehicles were approaching by watching the rear light flashing sequence.
    I bought my own through Power Meter City. Even though I’m out of country, the device arrived in less than two weeks – amazing service!
    What a game changer!! On solo rides I feel amazingly confident, knowing if or when traffic is behind me, how close, and how many vehicles. In a group ride, my buddies love it, as they can watch the flashing light for signs of traffic while I call out traffic to those in front – making for a safer ride. That’s what it’s all about – living to ride another day. Great product, fair price point, awesome delivery.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Hi Rob. We are sad for what happened. Moving forward, we are glad it came fast and working fine as expected. Ride safe! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do!

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