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Garmin Varia Rearview Radar RTL 500
Garmin Varia Rearview Radar RTL 500
Our Price: $199.99

Product Code: GARMIN-010-01509-00

Garmin Varia Rearview Radar RTL 500: The Radar Tail Light transmitter (RTL 500) detects approaching vehicles from up to 140 meters (150 yards) behind and increases brightness as cars approach. Flashing mode: it increases flashing intensity to further warn of approaching vehicles.

The Radar Display Unit (RDU) or compatible Edge cycling computer displays up to eight vehicles as they approach, indicating increasing risk with a change in color (LED interface). Compatible with: Edge 1000, Edge 810, Edge 510, Edge 25 and Edge Touring Plus. Includes Varia radar tail light transmitter (RTL 500), seat-post quarter-turn mount, universal seat-post quarter-turn mount, microUSB cable, manuals.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Superb Safety Device May 13, 2020
Reviewer: Steve Crawley from Delaware  
This is, by far, my best “no regrets” bicycle accessory purchase. I had a helmet mounted rear view mirror but was alway fiddling with it to keep a proper field of view. It was a major distraction. I also have fused vertebrae in my neck so, turning to look behind is not easy. This radar was a huge improvement. While keeping my eyes on the road ahead, I can now see vehicles coming from behind for up to ~150 yds. I alerts on cars and motorcycles without fail.

I have three suggested improvements. 1) when a car slows to pace you because they cannot pass for some reason, they disappear from the bike computer screen. 2) my hearing is not good in the higher frequency ranges. I cannot hear the audio alert at all. I have it paired with a Garmin 810 so, the visual indicator works fine for me. 3) I wish the LED light was brighter. I have the 1st generation so these concerns may have been addressed. with gen2.

Overall, I highly recommended this device for the road rider.

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