The surprise and fright of a vehicle passing unexpectedly is something we become accustomed to after countless miles on the road, but it's safe to say, we hardly become comfortable with the experience. To keep both drivers and riders aware of each other's presence, Garmin brings us the Garmin Varia Rearview Radar Tail Light.
This seatpost mounted tail light / radar system has a range of up to 140 meters, sensing multiple vehicles simultaneously and then indicating their relative speed and threat level on a Varia head unit or compatible Edge® computer (sold separately) using an simple visual system that's easy to comprehend at a glance. As traffic approaches, the 16 lumen taillight / radar unit increases in brightness and / or flashing tempo to ensure passing drivers know where you are. With a 5-hour battery life, the Varia system will last your entire Saturday endurance ride, and it'll be ready to head out again on Sunday with a 2-hour recharge time. The taillight also features Garmin's auto-adjust brightness functionality when paired with light-sensing Edge® computers. See
Garmin's website for complete compatibility information. Certified IPX7 waterproof.
In the box:
Radar tail light
Dimensions: 2.9” x 1.7” x 0.9"
Claimed weight: 63.5 g
Seat-post quarter-turn mount
Universal seat-post quarter-turn mount
Note: The Garmin Varia Rearview Radar Tail Light requires a Varia radar display unit or compatible Edge® computer to utilize radar functionality.