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Varia Radar 2 RTL510 Rear Light Bundle

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Bundled up in safety-enhancing light.

The Garmin Varia RTL510 Radar Rear Light Bundle allows you to ride smarter and more aware. Ideal for riders that aren't already in the Garmin ecosystem, or for mixed-use over several bicycles, this bundle includes the Garmin Varia Radar Display Unit. Rather than send alerts and notifications to a compatible Garmin Edge device, the Radar Display Unit allows for quick, easy Mounted neatly on the seat post, the RTL510 provides alerts for vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away. Plus, the bright tail light is visible in daylight from up to a mile away, allowing riders to see and be seen, day or night.

The Garmin Varia RTL510 Radar Rear Light includes the Varia 510 Tail Light, the Varia Radar Display Unit (RDU), mounting kit, charging cable and documentation.


  • Visible from up to a mile away with up to 65 lumens, this smart tail light features a streamlined design.
  • Vehicle Detection technology provides visual and audible alerts to warn of approaching vehicles.
  • Providing 220° of visibility designed for improving driver awareness.
  • Works with a dedicated radar display unit, or wirelessly integrates with compatible Garmin devices.
  • Battery life: up to 15 hours in day flash, 6 hours in night flash and solid mode.
  • Lumens: 20 - Solid, 29 - Night Flash, 65 - Day Flash.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.


Mfg PartNum: 010-01981-00 

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Works great IF youre looking at it
by R Bailey
Cycling Enthusiast
Nebraska gravel
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I have the 520 with the visual and unfortunately no audible alert. That wasnt good. Unless you just happen to be looking down. I bought the display unit later, but could not hear it at all. Typical of middle aged men. Our hearing isnt what it used to be. So I velcro it to my helmet over my ear. Still nothing, its just the wrong tone for a former fighter pilot. The gear is nearly useless without a Bluetooth connecting tone generator or a volume control. However, as someone using radar on every flight of my career, it works great to track vehicles. I Evan tracked a chasing dog once.

Reviewed 3/11/2020
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Most helpful on rural roads
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

This has replaced my rear tail light. I live in a university town, but often venture into country and farm land for 30-50 mile rides. It took some time to get used to the audible notification when motorists are first picked up on the radar. At first, I contemplated returning it because I found bleeps so distracting and annoying, but now I'm used to it. I think there's a way to set it up so that you only get the visual notification, but now I've gotten so used to the sound that I have to have that enabled. I don't think it replaces shoulder glances, but it's been the most helpful on rural roads, especially on windy days when it's hard to hear approaching vehicles. My biggest qualm is that it didn't come with a saddle bag clip. I have enough room on the seat post to mount the radar, and it doesn't seem to interfere with its functionality.

Reviewed 10/19/2020
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Both front receiver plus rear transmitter
Drayden, MD
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I purchase these items to increase my safety margin and am extremely pleased. I did not want my 1030 display cluttered, which is mounted out front. The receiver display I have stem mounted. I am now never surprised, it only picks up closing traffic (even motorcycles) and makes crossing busy roads a snap. In a word- flawless.

Reviewed 10/8/2018
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Provides a relaxed ride
by subeetoo
Casual Cyclist
Baltimore, MD

This was very easy to set up. I no longer have to strain my neck to look for cars coming up behind me. It warns me in plenty of time to make sure I am out of the way of traffic sneaking up behind me.

The only disappointment is that I had to remove my seat bag.

Reviewed 11/7/2020
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great idiot watcher
by selwyn

Tremendous relaxant in helping me watch out for the cars rushing up on me, ignoring my flashing rear lights, and bikers, particularly non-professional but 'amateur' distance riders, coming up my rear in the early morning darkness, with no luminous shirt, no effective reflectors because of dark darkness and very little lighting and a lot of big shading trees. I can get really to the side of the road out of the risk (i mean way). I have mirrors on both side handlebars, to help. But even in full daylight, it is impossible to continually 'keep looking at ' what is behind me, as well as obviously primarily in front. I was disabled, with no vision in left eye as a minor part.

A pity that these do not pick up pedestrians - then i could get one facing forward, for those approaching me in dark clothing with no lights, no luminous gear, and if they have a torch (IF!), and either that they move, or that flashes, so that oncoming bike and traffic can see.

I have found over the years, that with walking our (rescue) dogs at night, other than 1 solid beam for me to see with, flashing lights on my front and rear (flashing red at my front for oncoming traffic!) to be the most effective at alerting oncoming cars, bikes, and pedestrians walking the wrong way!

Reviewed 9/16/2020
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I don't ride without it.
by A1A Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Delray Beach, FL

I bought the Varia setup when it was introduced. I ride 20 miles, 5 daysweek at 0500 on a two lane road with little or no shoulder. For me, this is mandatory equipment, it's bullet-proof. For rear lighting, I also run this httpsbit.ly2XynzFA

Reviewed 4/13/2020
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An absolute must for any street cyclist
by Mihai Vespasian
san jose

Part of my route is separate bicycle roads. The other is shared with cars. I was very skeptical at first to trust this device but Ive used it long enough and every single time it was dead on accurate. I feel naked without it now. I still turn my head to check but its good to know it has my back

Reviewed 4/6/2020
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Best new product in years for rural riding, if you ride in an urban area just buy a good light.
by USA1169
Cycling Enthusiast
Hood River, OR

For rural riding this radar is awesome, it picks up cars from a long distance. Paired with a Wahoo Bolt for me I have the Bolt LEDs set to warn me when a car pops up. It does an excellent job of telling you relative approach speed by varying beeps and colorspeed of flashing LEDs. And you can see one or more cars and their relative distance displayed on the edge of the screen in a strip like a road. Then I got one for my wife who rides a lot in my slipstream. She has the display for the radar instead of a device with a screen. I was surprised how tiny and light that display is. And in some ways it is better than a screen in very bright sun as the LEDs are high intensity. She was squeezed off the road by a guy passing into a blind corner and broke her pelvis last year. The radar now gives her a way to identify and manage approaching cars. Two negatives.... with the light on solid (it flashes when a car approaches fast) the battery goes about 4.5 hours. Another hour of battery life would be perfect. And in any sort of an urban setting the radar quickly becomes a nuisance, I just mute it. If you ride in an urban area dont even think about getting one, it will drive you nuts! But for rural use it is the bomb!! Currently using them on a long cycling trip in Australia and I am thrilled we have them with us.

Reviewed 12/19/2019
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Great bike light Reliable and accurate safety device
by Anonymous

The best compliment I can give it is that it works as advertised. The rear light is very bright. The radar component is as accurate as they say it is. It picks up cars and motorcycles from quite a distance. This was a good buy. I feel safer on the road with these on my bike.

Reviewed 7/15/2019
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A great tool, especially for determining the number of vehicles coming up from behind.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Northeastern CT
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Thought this would be gimmicky but GPLama and DC Rainmaker gave great reviews. Ive found it to be very useful for telling the number of cars coming up behind as well as their speed. It is reasonably good (80-90%) with motorcycles and even some bicycles. it really is helpful in alerting you when to move over or when there is an opportunity to move to smoother road safely.

Reviewed 8/7/2018
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by TC
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I got just the main unit because I pared mine with a Garmin 820. Personally I would like that rear light on it to be brighter, but that is minor. The radar on it works flawlessly. It lets me know of cars approaching from the rear well in advance. I see the moving dots in the Varia Vision and hear the beep from the 820 (when used with a third party steering tube mount). All in all, it can greatly improve safety. Yes, when not on sale, it is expensive, especially when you need all parts (Varia, Garmin 820, and Varia Vision), but that is what it is and if you find the extra safety helpful, it is worth it (IMHO).

Reviewed 7/30/2018
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