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Tail Light Field


Easily turn off and on your ANT+ tail light while riding.</p><p></p><p>With the Edge devices the tail light is always on or controlled automatically, but sometimes it would be handy to be able to turn it off manually (for example when we have riders behind us or to save battery when biking off road) and then back on when it is necessary (when back on the asphalt for example).</p><p>Even with the Varia RTL Radar Tail Light sometimes it is desirable to turn the rear light off, leaving the radar fully operational.</p>

What’s New

Version 1.5</p><p>- Added support for Edge 830, EdgeExplore and Edge 1030 Bontrager</p><p>Version 1.4</p><p>- Ever lost your rear light? The field now stores the status of the light in the activity .fit file and it's viewable on Garmin Connect. Three values are stored: 2 (light is on), 1 (light is off) and 0 (light is not present). In case you discover your light is lost, review the ride on Garmin Connect to determine the exact position it has been lost (consider the light will be 20/30 meters far from the point it has been registered as missing).</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 1030, Bontrager Edge® 1030, Bontrager
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® 830 Edge® 830
  • Edge® Explore Edge® Explore
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
Average Rating: (32 Ratings)

Fred Traanman
2 November 2019 | Version 1.5

I am afraid it does not work on an Edge Explore (firmware 4.60). Edge Explore doesn't recognize an LightNetwork?

29 September 2019 | Version 1.5

Excellent. Great addition to my Garmin Edge activity profile screens for use with the Varia Radar / Light (RTL510)

4 September 2019 | Version 1.5

It works also with Cycliq Fly6 CE for light on/off/mode. Due to Garmin Edge (830) isn't possibile to not start Fly6 when starting recording or the Garmin itself, but then you can operate perfectly on light via data page and known its status.

Adrian Gruner
1 August 2019 | Version 1.5

Hi, very useful this app. Can I change the intensity of the light? It is very difficult for the ones that are behind me. Thanks.

Joaquín Barrera
30 May 2019 | Version 1.4

Great data field! Really useful. It would be nice, that besides turn the light on/off, allow us to change the light mode... Continuous/pulse/blink. Great work though. Thank you!

12 May 2019 | Version 1.4

Works perfect in my edge 1030 and edge 1000. Love this data field.

1 May 2019 | Version 1.4

In an Edge 1030 it works great, thank you very much. Is it possible to configure the field in flash mode?

Michal Janata
18 April 2019 | Version 1.4

It's probably most useful data field I'm using. It would be perfect, if you can add tone on/off switch.

Ralf Bierschenk
27 February 2019 | Version 1.4

Eine sehrgute App, das Varia RTL 500 läßt sich Perfekt damit ein und aus Schalten. Wünsche mir das gleiche für die Garmin Varia ut 800 .

1 January 2019 | Version 1.4

Malgré dernière mise à jour de l'application, ne fonctionne toujours pas avec mon Garmin edge 820. Reste bloqué sur "no network". Version du firmware de mon Varia est 3.80

Developer Reply
18 April 2019, camillo.vezzoli

The "no network" message means you have not set up a light network on the Garmin Edge. Please follow the Garmin manual to set it up and the field will start to work.

Toni Tijeras
10 September 2018 | Version 1.3

La idea es muy buena! Pero a los pocos minutos salta un mensaje que pone algo así como "no network" y deja de funcionar en un Garmin 1030. Apago enciendo y vuelve a salir, pero al poco vuelve a pasar lo mismo, no encuentro cual es el problema

Felipe Serra
3 March 2018 | Version 1.3

Hello any change to do the same for the front light, the override to start activity with lights off it's really perfect.

Antoine DeBono
14 November 2017 | Version 1.3

Really love the simplicity and effectiveness of ths data field that works very well with the Edge 1030 and the rear Radar Varia RTL 500. Many thanks for the work that's gone into producing it. I have the Varia UT800 front light also. Is there any way of connecting the two, through the data field with a slight modification maybe so that the front light can switch on and off with the rear light simultaneously. That would be awesome.

6 November 2017 | Version 1.3

Me encanta lo simple que es.

Nilson Alves do Carmo
5 November 2017 | Version 1.3

Eu me bati no inicio....porem se o seu garmin estiver configurado pra radar ele nao vai funcionar...ele tem que estar configurado pra luzes.....vai em ligar sensores e clica em adicionar um sensor com o seu varia ligado e clica em luz e liga ha um porem quando for sair treina voçe tem que ligar o varia antes ...dai voce controla ele....

16 October 2017 | Version 1.3

Edge 1030 Turns the light off, but It will only turn back on randomly. I’ve tried double tapping, long hold, and just tapping it. Great concept, and a five star rating if it worked.

Developer Reply
15 November 2017, camillo.vezzoli

Unfortunately I do not own a 1030 for testing, but other users confirm it works. Maybe you could try adjusting the screen sensitivity

Reto Badertscher
16 August 2017 | Version 1.2

Works great with firmware 3.40.

13 August 2017 | Version 1.2

Confirm. Not working after updating RTL to 3.6.

Leszek Prozorowicz
7 August 2017 | Version 1.2

With the application all right, the problem is with the Varia Radar software - firmware 3.6 Varia radar is not working properly with Edge 1000 v14.1 - manual selection of light mode (shutdown / continuous / flashing selection) is faulty. Go back to 3.4 and everything works fine.

19 July 2017 | Version 1.2

I have a Varia tail light paired with a Garmin Edge 1000 - this never actually worked and I suspect it was the cause of all my sensors being disabled. I thought it was a one time thing, but each time I turn on my Edge, I had to go back and check to see that each sensor was still enabled. Don't need this hassle. Removed the app.

Developer Reply
25 July 2017, camillo.vezzoli

Hi DisplayName, it is highly unlikely that adding a field can disable all sensors in your Edge (impossible I'd say). Check that you have a properly formed light network to ensure the field works.

10 July 2017 | Version 1.2

It works great with Edge1000. I would appreciate very much your great app.

Michael Shireman
24 June 2017 | Version 1.2

Works great with my Edge 1000...most useful app I've used on the connect IQ store. Kudos to the developers

Developer Reply
26 June 2017, camillo.vezzoli

Thanks, appreciated!

Fischer Stefan
12 June 2017 | Version 1.2

Datenfeld wird zwar eingeblendet, aber es nimmt keine Verbindung zu meinem Radarlicht auf. Soweit so gut kann ja passieren, Aber der Support reagiert nicht auf die Anfrage, dann gibt´s halt nur 1 Sternchen, würd ja gern null geben.

Developer Reply
23 July 2017, camillo.vezzoli

I am sorry it does not work for you. Please understand I just share a personal development with other users that might benefit, as such I can not provide support in German. If you would be so kind to write in English I might be able to help.

Bruce Lutz
6 May 2017 | Version 1.2

Very nice app. I have the varia radar and it works great.

Héctor Solano
1 May 2017 | Version 1.2

No se conecta con Edge 820, siempre aparece la cruz roja.

Developer Reply
1 May 2017, camillo.vezzoli

Please contact me using the "Contact Developer" link.

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