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Bontrager Flare RT-Garmin connection issues

Old 03-21-19, 09:04 AM
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Bontrager Flare RT-Garmin connection issues

I bought new flare rt and ion 200 rt light set which I have connected to my garmin via bluetooth. The lights are set up to turn on automatically when I start recording ride on Garmin. Intermittently the lights dont come on as designed and I have to remove lights from garmin and restart by adding lights again and resetting lights to factory default.

At first I thought it may be attributed to user error, but now I'm not so sure. the instructions kinda suck, for lack of better words, and I haven't found any instructional videos online yet.

I like the lights size and effectiveness when they do work, but I am getting frustrated. I use solely as daytime running lights for I rarely ride at night.
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Old 07-02-19, 01:51 PM
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I was thinking of getting these, but then I found your post.

Are you still struggling with them?

DC Rainmaker reviewed them, and suggests they work better if controlled individually, but also says that the ConnectIQ app works better than the baked-in Garmin interface. (Unfortunately this isn't an option with my Edge 130).

Apart from turning on and off automatically, is there any real benefit from having them connected? Do you notice any increased battery drain on your Garmin? I've read that the lights themselves lose charge when in standby mode.
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Do you have the latest updates on your Garmin whatever it is? I know that some of their fixes lately have dealt with external lighting and Varia control. My son uses an edge 820 with flare and a Varia. I've not heard him mention anything not working like he wants but maybe he's not doing what you are trying to do.
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