Garmin has launched Varia RCT715, Bicycle Radar with Camera, and Tail Light in the US online. It costs USD 399.99 ( May 2022 Price ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. According to the listing, this item will be released on May 18, 2022. Check out the current pricing, offers and availability here ( Amazon affiliate link )
It looks back while you ride ahead. The Varia™ RCT715 rearview radar with camera and tail light continuously records your ride and automatically saves footage before, during, and after events if it detects an incident. The bright tail light makes you more visible to motorists. And Varia RCT715 integrates seamlessly with your Garmin bike computer or the Varia™ mobile app on your paired smartphone to alert you to traffic as you ride. The app lets you easily access your footage, transfer videos or customize camera settings such as data overlays. A selection of operation modes lets you flex camera and tail light features to maximize battery life for longer rides.
Garmin Varia RCT715 Bicycle Radar Features
- The built-in camera continuously records and automatically saves footage if it detects an incident.
- Compatible with Varia smartphone app
- Up to 4-6 hours of battery backup with radar and tail light on with the camera recording at 1080P Full HD
- Rearview radar provides visual and audible alerts for vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards ( 140meters ).
- Compatible with Garmin Edge bike computers and select Garmin Smartwatches
Garmin Varia RCT715 Radar Camera Tail Light Technical Details
|Weight||5.2 oz (147.0 g)|
|Light modes||solid, peloton, night flash, day flash|
|Lumens||20 solid, 8 peloton, 29 night flash, 65 day flash|
|Camera modes||Continuous, Off, Radar-Activated|
|Battery life||4 hours solid or night flash, 5 hours peloton, 6 hours day flash (all with 1080p recording)|
|Camera Video recording settings||1080p/720p, with 30 FPS|
|Incident detection||Yes ( Onboard accelerometer to automatically lock footage on incident detection )|
|Wearable Camera control||supported on Garmin Edge and select wearables|
|Smartphone app support||Varia App|
|Included SD Card||16 GB|
|Camera lens viewing angle||220°|
|ANT+||yes (radar, bike lights)|
|BLE||yes (radar, camera control)|
|Wi-Fi||yes (local network only)|