January 4, 2023 | Version 0.14.2
First of all, thank you for the excellent work you have made available, however I have had this apparently unsolvable problem for a week, let me explain:
Device: Garmin Edge 830
Front light: Flare ion 200
Rear light: Flare RT
My configuration: #4587520,196641:0,1334023111:1##6291461,1409482753:0,2000633951:1##7,6:Ion 200 RT:0:16777215!2,:-1,Off:0!1,High:1!1,Medium:2!1,Low:5!1,Day Flash:63!1,Night Flash:62#7,6:Flare RT:0:16777215!2,:-1,Off:0!1,Day Steady:1!1,Night Steady:5!1,Day Flash:7!1,All-Day Flash:8!1,Night Flash:63#0::#0:0#123!:123!#0#B3122#2#1#0#0
For a week now the screen has only "Error 3", I have already looked for the meaning (Light panel contains a light mode that the connected light does not support).
So with the configurator I tried countless other solutions but the problem persists.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can fix the problem?
Thanks again for the support.
January 6, 2023, maca88
Try to remove the configuration (leave empty), so that you will see the light mode numbers on the buttons. Flare ion 200 should have the following numbers: 0,1,2,5,63,62 and Flare RT: 0,1,5,7,8,63. If the numbers do not match, try to do a factory reset on the light that has different numbers. Please use "Contact Developer" to contact me in case you were not able to solve the issue.
September 9, 2022 | Version 0.13.1
This is fantastic! Very, very useful widget for my Garmin 1030 Plus. Keep up the good work. Thanks a million.
July 16, 2022 | Version 0.13.0
I just discovered this Widget since I now have multiple "smart lights" and wanted to see battery status on all 3 of them. This widget works great.
To use more than 2 lights or having more than 1 of the same kind (2 taillight2), you have to run 2 copies of this Widget. There is a second version called, "Bike Lights 2". Install both of these and load 2 lights into the first and the other light into the second. It will give you 2 widget pages on your device.
If you have any issues, the developer is very responsive.
July 9, 2022 | Version 0.13.0
Hello, I uploaded the app on my fenix6s but all I get is 'No Network' message. Is there a way you could fix it ?
July 9, 2022, maca88
"No network" message means that the lights are not connected to your fenix. You need to make sure that the lights are paired in the Sensors menu. For additional help you can contact me by using the "Contact Developer" link.
May 21, 2022 | Version 0.9.0
I want to love this, but I can't quite get it figured out. Under app info it says it can control multiple headlights/taillights - I have two taillights, a flare rt and a varia RTL515. I can get it setup to control one or the other, but not both. The configurator is of limited help because it can only set up 1 headlight, and 1 taillight, but not two taillights. How do I make this work? What am I missing?
May 28, 2022, maca88
UPDATE: The clone widget "Bike Lights Control #2" in currently in review by Garmin and should be available in couple of days. The documentation on how to set multiple lights of the same type and the future link to the cloned widget: https://github.com/maca88/BikeLightsControl#control-multiple-lights-of-the-same-type In case you need support for configuring the lights feel free to use "Contact Developer", but please provide the email address, otherwise I cannot reply you back.
May 7, 2022 | Version 0.9.0
Funziona molto bene, grazie!
Venu Sq... Set di luci Bontrager Ion 200 RT/Flare RT
May 7, 2022 | Version 0.9.0
Funciona muy bien con luces Bontrager ION PRO y FLARE RT con Garmin EDGE 830.
November 28, 2021 | Version 0.8.1
It shows numbers like 1 2 and 3 instead of modes for the light.
November 28, 2021, maca88
In order to display the correct text, you need to configure the widget by using the Lights Configurator. Please check the description on how to setup the widget or check the following "how to use" guide: https://github.com/maca88/BikeLightsControl#how-to-use
November 13, 2021 | Version 0.7.0
Excellent piece of software!!! Special thanks to developer for his dedication in solving problem with Fenix 5.
September 30, 2021 | Version 0.7.0
August 11, 2021 | Version 0.7.0
It works perfectly. Incredible. On my bike: Bontrager Ion 200 front light, and Garmin Varia RTL510 rear light. Magnificent and perfect widget
July 15, 2021 | Version 0.7.0
This deserves better reviews. I've tried many widgets and data fields to display/control my various Varia biking gear, and this is by far the best of the bunch. It's not perfect (slightly cumbersome to navigate, and I'd like to be able to custom-name the various light-states), but it works and is the only non-data-field I haven't deleted from my Fenix6. Garmin should have provided an app like this instead of forcing us to jump through like 10 menus.
July 20, 2021, maca88
Thanks for the review and I do apologize for a late reply. You can name each light mode by using the Lights Configurator (by changing the button names): https://maca88.github.io/BikeLightsControl/
In case you have any suggestion on how to improve the navigation, let us know on the following Garmin thread: https://forums.garmin.com/developer/connect-iq/f/showcase/248492/smart-bike-lights-data-field-bike-lights-control-widget
May 28, 2021 | Version 0.6.0
Works great on my edge 830. Nice little widget
May 6, 2021 | Version 0.5.5
The app doesn't work on my Vivoactive HR, it only shows the message "no network" :(
July 20, 2021, maca88
There seems to be a firmware bug on the Vivoactive HR that prevents the widget to work properly. Unfortunately there is nothing that I can do to fix that, so I removed the support for it.
April 23, 2021 | Version 0.5.5
It won’t stop connecting to my watch no matter what I do I don’t want it to connect to my watch. Just a bad idea all around not everything needs to connect to each other!!!
April 24, 2021, maca88
I don't really understand what do you mean by "It won’t stop connecting to my watch", can you explain how do you see that the widget is trying to connect to the watch? The widget itself doesn't try to establish any connections, it uses the Garmin API to control the paired ANT+ lights. Please use the "Contact Developer" option or post on the following Garmin thread: https://forums.garmin.com/developer/connect-iq/f/showcase/248492/smart-bike-lights-data-field-bike-lights-control-widget in case you are willing to explain the issue in more details.
March 29, 2021 | Version 0.5.5
Does very little on a 530. Battery status is all it shows and not very good at that!
March 30, 2021, maca88
Thanks for the fair criticism, this widget is basically a stripped down version of "Smart Bike Lights" data field and for devices like Edge 530, doesn't make much sense having this installed instead. Based on that, I will probably remove the support for devices where it adds little to no value.
March 28, 2021 | Version 0.5.5
Thanks a lot
This widget offers all the features I was missing for managing my lights :
- separate battery level
- light mode management for each light
And the online configurator is a bright also. This is an amazing piece of software !