Varia‪™‬ 4+


    • 4.5 • 174 Ratings
    • Free

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This version of the app adds features and support for the Varia eRTL615 rearview radar tail light, including the ability to configure and edit light modes.

When paired with a compatible Garmin Varia device¹, the Varia app has the tools you need to ride with confidence. Using the Varia app, you can:

• Be alerted right on your phone when approaching vehicles are within 140 meters behind your bicycle.
• View color-coded alerts based on surrounding traffic: Green means you’re all clear, yellow means a vehicle is approaching, and red means a vehicle is coming at you quickly and you should take caution.
• Receive tone and vibration alerts for approaching vehicles even when you’re not looking at your phone.

With a compatible Garmin Varia Rearview Radar Camera, you can:

• Set the camera in the best position for capturing videos and photos.
• Record videos or take photos while riding with a simple button press on your phone.
• Automatically record videos of incidents and save the video footage with the Incident Recording feature.

By adding the Varia eRTL615 Rearview Radar Tail Light, you can:
• Configure and edit light mode configurations for your tail light.

Easy to Use
Pairing your Garmin Varia device with the app is quick and easy. Once you set it up, the Varia app will automatically recognize your device.

Even if you already have a Varia device paired with a compatible Garmin device or head unit, the Varia app provides additional awareness and peace of mind while riding.

¹ Compatible devices are the Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar, Varia RTL515 Radar Tail Light, Varia RCT715 Rearview Radar Camera and Varia eRTL615 Rearview Radar Tail Light.

What’s New

Version 3.1.0

This version of the app adds features and support for the Varia eRTL615 rearview radar tail light, including the ability to configure and edit light modes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

exshrimper ,

Love it

I got this for Father’s Day but I downloaded the app a long time ago waiting for someone to get the hint. It works exactly as advertised. I can put it in my under seat pouch and still hear it easily and I can’t hear very well. Only a couple of things could be improved. One of them is the distance it picks up a car which is 153 yards. Sounds pretty far but when that car is coming 75 or 80 mph it’s just a few seconds before he is on top of you. Another 50 yards would be perfect. The other thing is when the alarm goes off there could be 3 or 4 cars coming with only one signal, which is fine but you better look at your monitor before you dart back in traffic lane. Anyway the fact is I love it. Wish I had one a year ago. I’m 75 years old and do all my riding on highways and my neck won’t turn enough to see behind me. I stare into my mirror constantly which makes my neck worse. Now I just check my mirror when the alert goes off.

Stairsguy2 ,

Won't ride without it

My hearing is poor and trying to monitor oncoming traffic is hit or miss. I've found that the radar picks up vehicles before I would have seen them because you can't ride staring at your mirror. I use the Varia w the phone app and with Trekz bone conduction headphones.
With my poor hearing I might not pick up on the phone signal otherwise. The Trekz 'phones do not block my ear canal. Yes I sometimes listen to media while riding, but the audio ring overrides and there on my Wahoo head unit is a graphic showing the relative position(s) of oncoming vehicles. Seeing that there is more than one car approaching is huge.

Lone crow ,

Car Back!

I ride alone on back country roads with no shoulders. Love this app and the Garmin Varia 515. With phone in back pocket and phone volume at loud I hear all the cars approaching from behind and have sufficient time to find my path along the white line. I don’t have any visual setup and the way app calls out car back sound, all clear sound, and high speed car approaching sound. I just wish I could train drivers to slow down when passing, swing wide around me, don’t pass me when oncoming cars are approaching from other direction. But alas, some people are just centered idiots!

App Privacy

The developer, Garmin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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