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Garmin RTL510 - Radar Tail light
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posted 3/12/2020
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If you've ever been interested in this technology, Amazon has it on sale for $130, that's $50 less than I've ever seen it.

When I found out it will pair with Wahoo Bolt, I was a happy boy!

Mine should arrive today.

Nick

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posted 3/12/2020
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Hey Nick - I am wondering how this is better than a mirror, such as the "Take A Look Mirror", that I use. I feel naked, on the bike, without it. I am glad you are a happy boy.

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A mirror is fine - this is just a high tech option for anyone who doesn't use a mirror.

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Hey Nick - I am wondering how this is better than a mirror, such as the "Take A Look Mirror", that I use. I feel naked, on the bike, without it. I am glad you are a happy boy.
-- posted by GeeWizMan


I use a mirror like that, except I clip it on the right side. My left eye has very limited vision.


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posted 3/14/2020
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I can't focus on mirrors very well whether on bike or helmet so I do like the Garmin rear radar. It gives multiple dots on my display (Garmin edge 810) that help me track cars. My second choice is the "Take a Look Mirror" mounted on sunglases to bring it forward. Not as good or convenient for me as the radar with my vision. Nothing is perfect. I find it more distracting to try and look at a mirror than to glance at my
Garmin Edge screen. You do always have to be mindful anyway. It is true that cars that turn onto the street slowly and just behind you may not show up. If they creep along with that maneuver same thing. For me that's not a huge issue.
Oh and I should say that I always use blinking mode as the battery lasts longer before recharging. I have a second tail light mounted separately.
post edited on 3/14/2020 at 8:31:27 AM
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