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Bontrager Light Control


Bontrager Light Control data field gives you the ability to directly control the modes of any connected Bontrager RT series lights. Once the lights are paired with the Edge computer, the data field will display a graphical battery status, and buttons to quickly change the mode of the connected headlights and taillights.</p><p></p><p>To Setup:</p><p> 1. Download and install the data field to your Edge computer</p>

What’s New

1.3.3 - CIQ SDK version 4.1.4. Fixed battery issue with Edge 830. Added Edge 1030 Plus, Edge 1040, Explore, Explore 2</p><p>1.3.2 - CIQ SDK version 3.1.6. Fixes crash on Edge 820.</p><p>1.3.1 - CIQ SDK version 3.0.12. Added Edge 830 support.</p><p>1.2.1 - CIQ SDK version 2.4.8.</p><p>1.2.0 - CIQ SDK version 2.4.0</p><p>1.1.1 - Edge 1030 support. CIQ SDK version 2.3.4.</p><p>1.0.8 - Updated build using the new CIQ SDK version 2.2.6</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 1030 Plus Edge® 1030 Plus
  • Edge® 1030, Bontrager Edge® 1030, Bontrager
  • Edge® 1040 Edge® 1040
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® 830 Edge® 830
  • Edge® Explore Edge® Explore
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 2 Edge® Explore 2
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
Average Rating: (95 Ratings)

Carlos Molina
August 20, 2020 | Version 1.3.2

Bad app crash on Garmin 1000 after one hour headlight turn off (ION PRO RT). I have to manually turn on. I did the factory rest. My G 1000 show on screen “?” Is frustrating

Jose Roberto
August 3, 2020 | Version 1.3.2

Pantalla “waiting for network to form” Por qué?

July 12, 2020 | Version 1.3.2

it'd be nice to se just one column if there is only one light present and not two with not of them greyed out.. app works flawlessly apart the fact that if there is some change in the Garmin light menu, the selected light mode in the bontrager app disappear so it has to be selected again.

Joel Demay
June 18, 2020 | Version 1.3.2

Does not work. I'm using a Garmin Edge 830 with a Varia Light/Radar 510. It's stuck with a message that says "Waiting for Network to Form"

Yuri Ivanov
May 15, 2020 | Version 1.3.2

Controls Ion 200RT pretty well (once network is ready... which may take a while), but can only turn off Varia 510 (in version 1.3.2), remaining options don't work. And once off you can't turn it back on from the app. As partial workaround you can use Tail Light Field to turn on/off your Varia 510 from (another) data screen and limit this app to control head light only. Disappointing experience. Trek, it is time to update this app.

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 ..

Ned Woolley
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.

Felt Kowalski
October 16, 2019 | Version 1.3.1

dosn't work with new firmware edge 820 12.10 (CIQ SDK 3.1) :(

Matt Gersib
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.

Dan Durusky
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.

Michelle N
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?

Gildo Silva
August 1, 2019 | Version 1.2.1

Waiting for garmin 830

Klaus Ditze
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?

Cam Lirondelle
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.

John Hesterberg
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. :-(

John Brockley
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?