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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 1.6</p><p>- Added support for Edge 1030 Plus</p><p>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
  • D2™ Air D2™ Air
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 1030 Plus Edge® 1030 Plus
  • 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
  • Venu® Venu®
Average Rating: (41 Ratings)

August 24, 2020

The Tail light field is good for Garmin Edge 830 and RTL510. However when the tail light field is touched for on, light and filed is gone to off mode after 2 second on.

Developer Reply
August 25, 2020, camillo.vezzoli

Are you doing that during an activity or before starting it? Before the activity is started it's normal the light gets turned off.

Neal Uhlich
August 10, 2020

This data field appears to not work with firmware version 9.50 on a Edge 1030. Installs as a data field and acknowledges the light network but pressing the field causes the Varia to flash twice and that's it. It does show the battery status.

Steffen Bornemann
August 5, 2020

Great help for my varia 510! Would it be possible to add the current mode in the data field? like „Blink“ or „on 40%“?

Ruud Woudstra
July 9, 2020

Hi, I installed this app on my Edge 1030Plus, but I cannot find the app in my Edge. So I still cannot swith the lamp off and leave the Radar on. Can some help me to get it working on my Edge?? Thanks. Regards, Ruud.

July 6, 2020

Very helpful. I only use my RTL510 with the flashing function. And with this data field (Tail Light Field) I can switch off the blinking very simply whenever when it's not needed. E.g. on separate bike paths. Approaching vehicles are still displayed on the Edge 1030 Plus Diplay even without blinking.

July 3, 2020

Hello Camillo, great data field. Would it be possible to turn on the light if a car is detected automatically for maybe 10 seconds and after that, turn off again? Or isnt there any trigger point?

Developer Reply
July 8, 2020, camillo.vezzoli

It's something that could be developed but unfortunately it's not possible to support the Garmin 1000, so until mine doesn't break up and will force me to buy a newest device, I will not be able to develop it.

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