Carlos Ariel Tavarez
February 26, 2020 | Version 1.3.2
after you lear how to add the add con control the different modes its all good.
only bad point I found that the light ambient sensor does not work when connected to the Garmin. for example, if you are riding at night, and a car gets close to you, the sensor detects the ligth bigness if the car and increase the light visibility (to day visibility mode).
its a very strong security feature that you lost when conected to a Garmin device.
another thing that I may recommend is the AUTO OFF of the light when your ride is in pause for few minutes. and auto on when you start riding again. this feature in very cool on the Garmin Varia light.
December 5, 2019 | Version 1.3.2
Like it very much, i always recommend it to others ..
November 3, 2019 | Version 1.3.2
Multi lights front and rear, does not allow user to change mode for each light that is grouped in front or rear.
October 16, 2019 | Version 1.3.1
dosn't work with new firmware edge 820 12.10 (CIQ SDK 3.1) :(
October 15, 2019 | Version 1.3.1
Got it installed, but can’t control light output as I’d hoped, so I will before uninstalling it.
October 5, 2019 | Version 1.3.1
I managed to install the app and pair it with my Garmin, despite the confusing instructions. However, every time my Garmin turns on, the light also turns on, including when I plug in the Garmin to recharge it. That is a sufficient enough of a problem that the app may be coming off of my Garmin soon.
September 25, 2019 | Version 1.3.1
So far so good. The only weird thing i see on my Garmin 830 is that the "swipe down" widget screen doesn't match the screen you create with the datafield. The datafield screen allows you to change the override button functions and everything works great. The "swipe down" widget screen is forced to different override buttons that can't be changed. Some of the modes don't seem to work such as flash on the Ion RT200. I'm on Garmin fw 4.10.
September 13, 2019 | Version 1.3.1
I am try to install the app. The installation is not finished due to incompatibility. I'll try again after the next update and will recheck the rating.
September 3, 2019 | Version 1.3.1
Para cuándo se dará compatibilidad apara 530?
August 1, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
Waiting for garmin 830
June 16, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
I did use this APP with my Edge 1030 and the an Garmin RTL 510.
When will you make it compatible to the Edge 830/530 ?
And can you please invert the screen on day time to black text on white background?
May 28, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
This is just a terrible app. Trek should be ashamed of it. I bought a Bontrager 1030 and a varia radar. The app does not control the varia. The app has 4 settings. Independent, night mode, day mode and off. The only mode that works is off. Once you turn it off you cannot turn it back on. Also the app disconnected tonight on a TT race on a highway 12 times in 34 minutes and 48 seconds. Makes a safety item completely unsafe and pointless. Also there have been nothing but problems with the reviews for this app and it has not been updated in a year? Trek and garmin pull your heads out of your buts and at least give us the garmin app so we can safely use our radars!!!!
To make it worse there is another app that you can add to a normal 1030 that allows you to control it but it is not available for a Bontrager 1030. What garbage!
Tail Light Field
May 4, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
Really wanted to love this, but the lights are continually in a state of connected/disconnected/searching mode. This triggers very annoying alarm beeps (yes that can be turned off, but I like the alerts for my maps. Also the lights just intermittently work, which is not the purpose of having lights.
And aside from being distracting it sucks the battery life of both my Garmin Edge 1000 and the lights. I finally disconnected all of this and now just manually turn the lights on and off. Seriously - it really isn't difficult to push the button.
And I am now stress free, my lights last longer and I just don't need to think about them. Don’t bother with this it just doesn’t work well and is certainly not worth the energy spent trying to make it work.
Good idea, bad experience
April 28, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
This is pretty weird. I’ve got an ionRT and a FlareRT the Flare works pretty much as you’d expect but the individual controls for the Ion seem to affect the Flare instead. On Auto or “high vis” pre-sets, it seems to control both fairly sensibly, just trying to set the front one to a custom setting doesn’t work. And I don’t know why using “timer start” as the turn on command doesn’t then turn off the lights when you stop the timer. You always have to turn the garmin (I’ve got a 1000) off to turn the lights off. You can do that while paused and it does work but I’d have thought just hitting stop would do it.
April 27, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
I'm very disappointed in this app. I selected these lights in part so they could be controlled by the Garmin, but the app is aweful. There is no documentation, and the tiny pictures on the app info page are too small to see, and when I save them and increase the size the fonts are not readable. The app itself doesn't work right. When I use the buttons to set the headlight, it turns on the taillight, and so on. I thought activating the lights when I start riding would be useful, but they don't turn off when I stop riding. I'll be returning the lights. :-(
April 21, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
Downloaded the app for my Garmin 1030 using pro ion 1300 and 2 rt flares. Also I have the Bontrager remote control, but was very confusing trying to control the lights with the app and the remote control so in the end I uninstalled the app and just use the remote which is a lot simpler and I recommend anyone to use the remote controller over this app for simplicity.. Without the remote I expect the app would be ok but too complicated trying to use both.
February 28, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
Setup instructions for Ion Pro Rt 1300 light and Edge 1000 are almost non-existant. The actual app is glitchy. It shows a high and low button but when I select high it immediately jumps to low.
February 14, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
the latest headlights Ion 200 RT and Ion Pro RT are not fully supported.
The flash mode selection is not effective, selecting it brings no change. The only way to activate the flash mode is to be set to "Auto" mode.
I hope this will be quickly fixed.
February 12, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
Fantàstic App. The battery of my flare RT is longer that with Garmin App
February 12, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
It works but for me should be one more button to customize the light mode (3 not 2). For me especially for front light (to have direct access to high, low or flash mode). Bontrager can you add it with next update?
February 2, 2019 | Version 1.2.1
Got my Edge 1030 paired my Bontrager RT LIGHTS to the Edge and also installed the
app all works seamlessly.
Set lights to come on in Day flash Mode when I press the Timer to start my Ride.
December 12, 2018 | Version 1.2.1
This App is a great idea and when the developer gets it and the user instructions right I’m sure it will be wonderful.
I recently purchased the new top of the line Bontrager Ion 1300 and FlareRT combo light system. I have installed the Bontrager light control App on my Garmin Edge 1030 and paired it with the lights. The user instructions for the app are completely inadequate, if not nonexistent. There is nothing useful in the combo light packaging.
The numbered instructions on the Garmin connect IQ store (this site) are impossible to understand completely without more explanation and without screen shots. The 5 tiny images available at the bottom of the App info area are so small that they cannot be read, or even enlarged to help. I searched the web and the Trek/Bontrager site and cannot find a user guide or useful video.
There appear to be 5 available screens showing on those tiny screen shots on the App download page. But I have only been able to find 2 when I have the App up on my Garmin 1030. And it is very difficult to push the button that gets me to the second page.
My Trek dealer did not know how to expertly use the app and was as befuddled as I am.
The little back button on the options screen is almost impossible to see. I somehow got stuck on that screen and it took me forever to figure out how to go back to the main page. The back button needs to be bigger.
The Off buttons to manually turn off the lights on the main screen do not consistently work. There must be a bug. I want to be able to reliably turn off the lights from the App when I make a rest stop in the middle of a ride. As it is, the lights just stay on unless those stop buttons on the App screen happen to work that day. If the off buttons are frozen, you have to manually turn off the lights themselves and on again when you return to your ride.
My lights turn on when I plug in my Garmin 1030 in to charge it. The Garmin for some reason turns itself on automatically sometimes when I plug it into my
November 26, 2018 | Version 1.2.1
It works correctly in Edge 820. Remember to follow all instructions, including adding new sensor step
November 24, 2018 | Version 1.2.1
En garmin 820, con 10.0 no funciona
November 22, 2018 | Version 1.2.1
In theory it’s a good idea. Having control of the lights from the unit is very handy but when I set my lights to come on upon my Garmin timer starting this app stops them from doing so. Is there any way to allow my lights to come on at start up whilst retaining control via the app. It doesn’t appear so.