Is there any news on the a Garmin Varia RTL unit that has a USB C charging port. Or are they gonna keep the 1990 micro usb charging port ?
Realy like to buy the light/radar but I'm trying to get rid of all the micro usb things in the house!
The RTL515 (516/315) are nearing four years old. I'll speculate with the firmware update we saw quietly rolled out last week to the 515 that a USB-C refresh is likely under development and they found an…
Seems like the Magene L508 is a good alternative option. Cheaper and USB C
Agree - it's a pain to find an old USB cable to charge my varia when literally EVERYthing else is USB C. Come on, garmin!
I watched the YouTube video of the interview with the Wahoo CEO. They said they have been developing/researching the new product since about 10 years....so not sure if it is just a cycling radar or something bigger? Would be cool tough. Some competition is always good and will force Garmin to move as well.
The EU law is for computer and peripherals only if I am not mistaken? In any case, next version of the Varia will definitely have USB-C. Question is, when German will finally release it. I guess sometime in spring/early summer before the season starts.
Just ordered a regular rear LED light from a competitor as a stop-gap solution until Garmin releases the USB-C Varia.
The RTL515 (516/315) are nearing four years old. I'll speculate with the firmware update we saw quietly rolled out last week to the 515 that a USB-C refresh is likely under development and they found an improvement in that development that could easily be rolled into the existing unit. It'd be a pretty cheap and easy refresh for Garmin Cycling in a year we'll be unlikely to see any new x40 EDGE units or updates to the RCT715 or Rally pedals.