Garmin has launched the Edge 1040 Solar, a GPS-powered bicycle computer, and the Varia RCT 715 taillight with a built-in camera in India.
The Varia RCT715 taillight with a built-in camera and radar activation is compatible with the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar. It has features like automatic incident recording, where the video footage from before, during, and after the occurrence will automatically be saved, and the Varia app can be used to access the video footage, transfer films, or just tweak the camera settings.
Riders are alerted about approaching vehicles up to 140 yards away by the device using both visual and audio signals. According to Garmin, the tail lamp can be visible from up to a mile away. This means that the driver of the car can see the bike before the radar identifies the incoming vehicle.
The Varia RCT715 is compatible with the Garmin wristwatch in addition to the Garmin Edge. The battery life of the Varia RCT715 is up to 4 hours when the radar and taillight are on solid high or night flash, and up to 6 hours when the radar and taillight are on day flash and the camera is always recording at 1080p.
Garmin Varia RCT715: Specifications
- Dimensions(LxWxD): 106.5 x 42.0 x 31.9 mm
- 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
- Camera settings: 1080p/720p, with 30 FPS
- Battery life: 4 hours solid or night flash, 5 hours peloton, 6 hours day flash (all with 1080p recording)
- ANT+®: yes (radar, bike lights)
- BLE: yes (radar, camera control)
- Wi-Fi®: yes (local network only)
- Water rating: IPX7
- Viewing angle: 220°
- 16 GB SD card included
- Onboard accelerometer to automatically lock footage on incident detection
- Camera control of Garmin Edge® and select wearables
- Varia™ App provides convenient radar display, camera control and video transfer
Garmin Varia RCT715: Pricing and availability
The Garmin Varia RCT715 is priced at Rs. 40,490. It is offered for purchase online through the Amazon India website.