Garmin’s Varia Radar for eBikes Detects Cars Before You Do

It’s got your back while you ride ahead.


Garmin’s Varia™ eRTL615 rearview radar for eBikes is the first battery-free radar, designed to add peace of mind to every ride. Plugging directly into your compatible eBike’s power source, it detects traffic approaching from behind and gives you visible and audible alerts on your compatible Garmin smartwatch or cycling computer, or your smartphone with the Varia™ app. It also has a tail light to make you more visible to drivers.

The Garmin varia radar for eBikes

The Varia eRTL615 offers the following features:

No Charging Needed

Varia eRTL615 is a battery-free 24-GHz rearview radar that’s wired into an eBike battery via a compatible Garmin cable (sold separately), so it’s always ready to go.

Maximum Awareness

Varia eRTL615 has rearview radar that provides visual and audible alerts on your compatible device for vehicles approaching from behind up to 140 metres away.

Multiple Pairing Options

The device integrates with your select Garmin wearables, Edge bike computers or the Varia app on your compatible smartphone to provide alerts.

Superior Visibility

Alert motorists to your presence as soon as possible with daylight visibility up to 1.6 km and a light-flash pattern that changes to alert the driver.

Adjustable Light Modes

Varia eRTL615 rearview radar features four light modes, including peloton mode, which provides a low-intensity flash that is kind to other cyclists’ eyes when riding in a group.

Compact Design

The sleek and compact design offers multiple mounting options with a universal seat rail mount or a rack/pannier mount.

The Varia eRTL615 has a suggested retail price of R6 599 and is available now on

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