Garmin Varia RCT715 Radar Tail Light


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Now Garmin not only watches for oncoming vehicles, it records them. The latest addition to the Varia line gets the addition of a camera. By pairing a video footage with the same rear facing radar that has been keeping riders safe for years, the RCT715 is like eyes in the back of your helmet. Much like a dashcam, the RCT715 can detect if an incident has occurred. Video is saved before, during and after the incident, even if you have the camera recording turned off. Each video is stamped with the date, time, location, and speed of the incident, giving you a little video evidence, just in case. Through the connection to your Edge or phone, the Varia radar adds an approaching car display on the screen. Great for long rides on quiet roads where you might need the RCT715 to snap you back to the reality of an approaching vehicle. The powerful LED makes sure that drivers are aware of you. When riding busy streets, the radar will tell you what you already know – you’re surrounded by cars, but you can still use it as a standalone bike light. Complete control is at your fingertips with the free phone app, or you compatible bike computer.

  • 1080p or 720p video at 30 frames per second with a 140° viewing angle
  • Free Varia app lets you choose recoding length, recording mode, overlays, audio, and more
  • Colour coded approaching vehicle display, green shows you're in the clear, yellow indicates a car at a normal speed, red when a car is approaching quickly
  • Display minimizes when no cars are around, for a full screen view of your Edge unit. Display pops out to show approaching vehicle until it passes
  • Audible alerts are also an option, where the beeps increase in frequency as the car approaches
  • 140m range lets you see cars long before you can hear them
  • Tracks multiple vehicles at a time, up to 6 – each represented by a white dot on the display
  • 4 lighting modes: steady 20 lumens (4h), peloton 8 lumens (5h), night flash 29 lumens (4h), and day flash 65 lumens (6h) – with 1080p recording
  • Peloton mode dims your light when riding in a pack
  • Up to 65 lumens and a 220° viewing angle
  • USB-C charging lets you top-up your taillight nearly anywhere
  • LED charging indicator lets you know how your light’s battery is doing, both charging and discharging
  • IPX7 waterproofing protects your RCT715 from even the heaviest downpours
  • 16GB microSD card included (up to 128GB cards supported)
  • Tool-free mount is easy to swap between bikes
  • Locking bike mount keeps your RCT715 secure
  • In the box: Varia RCT715, mounting kit (fits both round and aero seat posts), cables and documentation

Tech specs

Weight197g (No colour SKU)
Ideal for
  • Sport road cycling
  • Cycle commuting
Included mounts
  • Seat post mount
  • Rear
4 modes
Light source
  • LED
Burn time - flash6 h
Burn Time - steady4-5 h
65 lumens
3-5 h
Flash modeYes
Red light modeYes
BatteriesRechargeable battery pack (non-removable)
Product sustainability
  • Rechargeable batteries
Made inTaiwan


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