Garmin Varia RCT 715 Camera and Tail Light

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Product Description

It looks back while you ride ahead. The Varia™ RCT715 rearview radar with camera and tail light continuously records your ride and automatically saves footage before, during and after events if it detects an incident. The bright tail light makes you more visible to motorists.

Varia RCT715 integrates seamlessly with your Garmin bike computer or the Varia™ mobile app on your paired smartphone to alert you to traffic as you ride. The app lets you easily access your footage, transfer videos or customise camera settings such as data overlays. A selection of modes lets you flex camera and tail light features to maximize battery life for longer rides.

Key Features:

  • See and record what’s behind you with a built-in camera that saves footage automatically if it detects an incident.
  • Capture sharp, clear video in 1080p at 30 fps, or set resolution at 720p to extend battery life for longer rides.
  • Easily view footage and control the camera via the Varia™ mobile app.
  • Automatically detects incidents and saves footage before, during and after the event occurs.
  • Rearview radar detects vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away and integrates with your Edge® bike computer, select Garmin wearables or the Varia™ app on your paired compatible smartphone to provide alerts.
  • Choose from 3 modes to maximise battery life: always-on, lights and radar only or radar-activated mode, which turns on the camera when an approaching car is detected.
  • Ready to use right out of the box with included 16 GB SD™ card.
  • Battery life up to 4 hours with radar and tail light on solid high or night flash, 5 hours on solid low and 6 hours on day flash — all with camera recording at 1080p.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

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Cameras Guide

 

Action Camera Guide

Sports action cameras like the GoPro Hero range and Olfi one.five are popular with cyclists and extreme sports athletes. These compact and durable cameras are designed to mount to helmets, bikes, cars and other objects so you can capture epic moments from a unique perspective.

These cameras come with a wide angle (also known as fish-eye) lens so you can capture the whole moment. A wide lens also means you don't need to be as careful about setting up the perfect shot. We've put together this simple guide to help you through the world of resolution, frames per second and sensors.


Resolution

Resolution

As a general rule the more you spend on an action cam, the higher the resolution. Resolution is measured in pixels (p), and now most good action cams will come with a minimum of 720p - considered High Definition.

1080p resolution is also very common, with 1440p (2.7k) and Ultra HD 4K coming onto the market. This is an ever evolving industry so expect rapid advances with more affordable cams being fitted with high resolutions.

Most people will be watching their footage on smartphones, tablets or laptops (maybe a 40” T.V.) so in that case 1080p and even 720p is more than enough. Most people don't have computers or T.V's to watch 4K footage on yet either, although 4K is the future so may be worth investing now. Also 4K offers great crop-ability for editing, letting you frame the perfect shot.

Action Camera Guide

Sensor

Sensor

When it comes to photo clarity, the general rule of thumb is the higher the megapixels (MP) the crisper your photos will be. However, there is an important caveat. The size of the sensor in your camera plays a larger role in the quality of your image.

A bigger sensor with a lower MP will gather and store more information (clarity and focus) than a smaller sensor with a higher MP.

This means a 5MP camera can produce a better photo than a 12MP camera, with a better quality sensor. It’s worth checking the quality and size of the sensor in any camera you’re looking to buy.

Action Camera Guide

Lens

Lens

Most action cameras favour a wide field of view (FOV) which lets you capture as much of the action as possible. This is ideal for point of view (POV) moment when you want to capture yourself and your environment.

At the top end of the market your find multiple FOV settings. For instance, the GoPro comes with Ultra Wide, Medium and Narrow settings that give you a range of options depending on your preference.

Action Camera Guide

Frames Per Second

Frames Per Second

FPS stands for ‘frames per second’ and is essential for creating a smooth video. 30fps is considered the standard for smooth viewing.

You’ll often see the resolution and framerate as one figure, e.g. 1080x30 or 1080p30. This means a camera can shoot smooth 1080p footage at 30 frames per second. High-end cameras can take things further by offering 120fps. High frame rates let you capture super slow motion is stunning clarity. This is ideal if you’re looking to edit your footage into a film. There’s nothing quite so satisfying as watching an epic moment in slow motion.

Burst Settings

Most action cameras will come with photo burst settings. Your camera will take a lot of photos in quick succession so you can capture every moment of a trick or move. This helps you pick the best shot to show off to your mates.

Action Camera Guide

Durability

Housing

Action cameras are a big investment, so you'll want to keep the lens and sensor protected from debris, damage and the weather. Many cameras are designed to be durable for the knocks and scrapes during sport. Some come with weatherproof and waterproof outer shells.

If you're into watersports or you're going to be getting wet then you'll want a camera that can be housed in a waterproof case. Mountain bikers will also want to protect their camera from flying debris.

Mounts

The popularity of action cameras means there is a whole industry creating new and versatile camera mounts for them. It's worth looking to buy a camera with mounts appropriate for your sport. For example there are handlebar and saddle mounts for cycling and watersport mounts for surfing.

Also look for body mounts such as chest straps and helmet mounts. GoPro have the widest range of mounts on the market but you can find mounts for all the major brands.

Action Camera Guide

Connectivity

GPS Enabled

GPS cameras allow you to gather data such as location, speed and altitude which you can map to your footage. Some cameras allow you to overlay some of this data on the video your shoot.

WiFi

WiFi connectivity is built-in to most action cameras so you can share video and photos immediately, make quick edits or sync with remote controls or other third party tech.

Action Camera Guide

Display

Display

A camera display is a great way to view your footage at the trailside. You can also use a display to set up shots and adjust settings on the fly.

Most cameras can be paired with smartphones so you can stream footage direct to your phone and make on the fly edits from there.

Battery Life

Unfortunately action cameras don't tend to have a long battery life. The compact design of these cameras doesn't leave much room for large battery. You can expect anywhere from between 1.5 hours to 4 hours when shooting in 1080p but check before you buy.

On longer rides it's worth taking a spare battery, or rechargeable batteries so you don't miss anything epic. Some cameras are easier to swap out batteries than others.

Weight

For cycling most action cameras are likely to be mounted to your helmet to give an immersive POV experience. That means you'll want a lightweight camera that doesn't weigh you down. Action cameras are compact and lightweight, weighing between 75g – 200g depending on the model you go for.

Action Camera Guide

Summary

A sports action camera is a great way to show off to your mates. The market is expanding quick with more power sensors, resolution and FPS trickling down through price points. When choosing a camera look for one with a resolution and frame rate that suits your needs, and has the best quality sensor for its price point. This will give you the best quality footage.

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  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have lived permanently in the UK for the last three years (i.e. provide 3 years of UK address history or up to the last 3 UK addresses)
  • Not be subject to Bankruptcy or a Debt Relief Order (or Scottish equivalent)

For information - The credit check carried out will consider additional information relating to the performance of previous or existing commitments and any county court judgements.

You must also be one of the following:

  • In Permanent Employment which provides regular sustainable income of at least £6000 per year
  • Self-employed (upon request you may need to provide proof of income, for example a recent bank statement and/or their SA302)
  • Retired from regular employment (they may need to see proof of your pension or income)
  • Receiving certain DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) benefits that provide regular sustainable income.

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  • A UK bank account from which Direct Debits can be taken
  • A mobile number
  • An E-mail Address

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