Garmin Varia RCT715 – Camera + Radar – Leaks

First off. YES PLEASE! This is a no brainer, and I’m glad that Garmin has [allegedly] finally brought something to market. Specs are a bit thin on the ground (Reddit says $400 and 5 hours of battery life), but if those numbers are true and it’s 4K that’s not terrible; obviously more battery life would be preferred, but hey there’s only so much you can do with one built-in battery.


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John Hawkins
1 year ago

Good to see a reputable company like Garmin has brought out a product to compete with Cycliq. While Cycliq was a game-changer compared to faffing about with GoPros, and has enabled me to have a successful run with getting a number of dangerous drivers prosecuted, the company has been resistant to customer feedback and has a number of quality issues with what seems anecdotally like a high rate of warranty returns for water ingress and other faults. Now that there are competitors at different price points both above and below them, having Garmin enter the market with a competing product… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by John Hawkins
Sir Ridealot
Sir Ridealot
1 year ago

Bit of a hit-and-miss. The software seems very uncooked but it will be improved in time. The lack of stabilization and the so-so quality is more concerning so I guess we’ll have to wait for the next gen. As is, I wouldn’t pay more than $150 for it.

One good thing I wasn’t expecting is the battery duration. 4h in camera mode is pretty solid.

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