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Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight Standard
Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight Trail Edition
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Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight Standard
Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight Trail Edition

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Varia UT800 Smart Headlight

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Garmin's Varia UT800 Smart Headlight is penetratingly bright and versatile. At its highest setting, this mountable bike light shines at 800 lumens and provides 270 degrees of visibility. The Varia UT800 has 5 manual modes of operation and smart auto-adjustability based on speed (higher speeds trigger a brighter beam) and ambient lighting (well-lit environments trigger a softer beam). In turn, these automatic adjustments help conserve the battery for extended use between charges.

Lightweight and highly water resistant, the Varia UT800 can be used in all kinds of conditions: rain, snow, and it can even withstand occasional splashing. This smart headlight syncs to Garmin Edge computers, remotes and light sensors for greater versatility and ease of use.


In the box:

  • Varia UT800 smart headlight.
  • Hardware included for a helmet mount ("Trail" version), or an out front mount ("Standard" version).
  • Charging cable.
  • Manual.

Dimensions (LxWxH): 96.6 mm x 33.5 mm x 29.7 mm; 44.7 mm with flange; Weight:130.0 g.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

 

Application: Road/Commute 

 

Lumens: 800 

Standard (Bike Mount)

Light Type: Rechargeable 

Mfg PartNum: 010-01673-00 

Trail Edition (Helmet Mount)

Mfg PartNum: 010-01674-00 

Light Type: Rechargeable 

Mfg Warranty: 12 Mo. Parts & Labor

Warranty URL: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/consumer-limited-warranty/

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Heavier than I thought it would be
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by Andy Mc2021
AZ
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

They should probably take "lightweight" out of the light description. The weight is my greatest complaint about the light. I like that it sits underneath the garmin computer. I primarily use it as a daytime flashing light and it's very effective for that purpose. It is plenty bright enough for later this year when I start riding an hour before sun up to avoid the Arizona heat. Attaching the light to the garmin out front holder took a little getting used to but overall it's no problem.

Reviewed 5/31/2021
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Good Product - Super Bright, But Some Pairing Difficulties
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by MudBone
Cycling Enthusiast
Delaware Valley
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Bought this light because the reviews online were solid, and importantly, it seamlessly mounts on the same Garmin Out Front mount (included in Varia box) that my Garmin 1030 bike computer does. The light performs exactly as it is advertised with multiple modes to accommodate both low light and daylight conditions. I mostly ride a high end road bike in daylight conditions on suburban roads, so the bright, flashing daylight mode is perfect to grab the attention of boneheaded motorists approaching me. Have only had the light for less than a month and roughly 15 hours of outdoor riding, but it has yet to need recharging, and is still throwing out intense light on the daylight flashing mode. The only issue that I have had with the the light is that it does not seem to pair with my Garmin 1030 as expected. Not a big deal, because I really only wanted the daylight flasher and Garmin Out Front mount option anyway.

Reviewed 4/15/2021
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perfect for a garmin setup
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by jmc
Cycling Enthusiast
spokane, wa

needed a new bike headlight and wanted to get one that is compatible with my garmin edge 530. like the fact that it sits under the bike computer and off the handlebar. also, like on the sides it shows the illumination so you are not leaning over the handlbars to see what light mode you are in. it does work automatically and nice it shuts off automaticallty when you put the computer in rest mode. especially like the flashing mode while riding in the daytime. the battery deplete after about two hours.

Reviewed 12/28/2020
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Good for a Garmin setup
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by HO
Cycling Enthusiast
Detroit
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This is a very nice light, bright and well built. It also has a good battery reserve, lasting for multiple long rides in near-freezing weather. It is too expensive by itself, however. The price only makes sense if you have a Garmin set for it to integrate with. It can then change brightness, mode and distance based on speed and ambient light. I have an Edge 820, and the rear radar, and the full set works well and is worth the cost. Of course, the one problem is Garmin's tech issues (ridiculously clunky if not inept for a tech company), but once figured out (or worked around), it works well.

Reviewed 12/10/2020
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best light out there!
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by Mark Harris
Cycling Enthusiast
Salt Lake City, UT

This is a great headlight. the mounting to the underside of the out-front mount is fantastic as it removes connections of gear on your bars. The connectivity to my edge 530 is awesome. turns on automatically, adjusts the beam intensity for speed. Combine this with the Garmin rear view radar/tail light for the best possible set up. I thought this light was so good that i bought one for my wife as well. looks great. The windows which provide light to the sides is a great feature for visibility.

Reviewed 8/14/2020
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Pretty Good
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by AndyMc
Tucson AZ

As a light it works great. The battery life is great for flashing daytime which is primary use this time of year. The light feels heavy and that concerns me as it is mounted to expensive carbon bars. Getting the light attached to mount can be cumbersome at times. I debated with myself as to whether or not to keep the light and I am but I do have some buyers remorse.

Reviewed 4/20/2021
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Pretty Good
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by AndyMc
Tucson AZ

As a light it works great. The battery life is great for flashing daytime which is primary use this time of year. The light feels heavy and that concerns me as it is mounted to expensive carbon bars. Getting the light attached to mount can be cumbersome at times. I debated with myself as to whether or not to keep the light and I am but I do have some buyers remorse.

Reviewed 4/20/2021
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A smart Headlight
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by jboehlke
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This is an awesome headlight and if you have a Garmin it will mount underneath the ahead mount saving prime real estate on your handlebar tops. Cannot go wrong, fantastic purchase, highly recommended.

Reviewed 11/28/2020
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More realestate while being safe
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by jboehlke
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This is an awesome pairing. Secure undermount to your Garmin and saves valuable handlebar real estate. Not only great for dusk or evening commutes, it is always on when riding roads, I skip it for gravel riding as I do not ride early morning or dusk for gravel but an awesome safety measure in town, would not ride without it.

Reviewed 11/14/2020
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Great light for commuting and road
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by Neil
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver

The light is really nice. I use it mainly for bike paths and some road rding...mostly for visibility but also to light up the road. It is very adequate for that and the illumination is good. I like how it integrates with my mount at the bottom.

Reviewed 10/8/2020
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Very bright light, long battery life, variable intensity and flash.
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by Cyco Grand Dad.
Cycling Enthusiast
South Central Pa.Mountains and hills.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I'm 72 ride 18 mph in Pa. mountains and hills 50-90 miles a week. It's heavy, not sure of the weight but heavier than my last light. It is very bright, the mount allows for my Garmin computer to mount on top and aim the light downward so as not to blind on coming drivers. Don't want to give cyclists a bad name..but I can reach down and pull it up if someone is pulling out or not watching out for me. It gets their attention quickly.

Reviewed 8/27/2020
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Heavier then expected
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Sarasota FL

Pretty heavy for a front light. Sometimes it has a hard time connecting to my Garmin 530. When its connected it works good.

Reviewed 12/17/2020
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Really Great Road Bike Light and Mount
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Detroit, Michigan

Purchased to pair and compliment my Garmin 520 computer that I use exclusively on a roadbike. I was drawn to the clean look and features. The product description doesn't say it, but the standard mount option comes with everything you need to neatly install upside down under your Garmin computer and even includes the dual upfront mount in the box. Realizing this makes the price much more understandable and reasonable considering the solid quality of both the light and mount....though I agree with others that the charge time is somewhat less than expected. And as always Western Bike Works has the best price available on the internet!

Reviewed 11/8/2017
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The mounting and form factor are top notch, as is the integration with Garmin head units.
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by Gabe
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston, MA
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Only complaint is that battery life seems somewhat less than advertised. I haven't conducted scientific tests, but it seems to need charging more often than I would have thought.

Reviewed 8/17/2017
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Ut800 head light
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by Anonymous

Just what I needed a great lamp weather proof I try it in the rain works great

Reviewed 11/12/2021
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A very good choice, especially for Garmin Edge users
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by Alchemyrider
Cycling Enthusiast
Kuala Lumpur
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I bought the Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight to replace my Garmin Varia HL500 Smart Headlight, which is now discontinued.

The HL500 was a very good headlight, but for one design flaw. The power button is made of a rubber-like material which degrades over time and eventually breaks off. This is the same design flaw that affected the Garmin Edge 100 bicycle computer.

The power button on the UT800 is much sturdier solid plastic. Just like the power button on the Edge 1030.

The UT800 emits a maximum of 800 lumens at the high setting. 400 lumens and 200 lumens modes are user selectable. Garmin says the 200 lumens mode provides 6 hours of lighting time. The UT800 also has two flashing modes.

The UT800 is certainly bright enough for the nighttime road riding that I do. I usually run the light on the low setting, only switching to high when there is no street lighting.

Which brings me to my favourite thing about the UT800. It can be turned on and off, and switched between modes from a Garmin Edge cycling computer. So no fumbling in the dark for the button on the UT800.

My minor gripe is with the locking ring mount used to attach the UT800 to the supplied out-front mount. If the locking ring is not aligned with the quarter-turn fitting on the out-front mount, the light will not be securely fixed to the out-front mount. There is no positive sign - like an audible or tactile click - to alert you that the UT800 is securely attached to the out-front mount. I found this out the hard way when my UT800 fell onto the road after I hit a couple of bumps.

To its credit, the UT800 survived its fall onto the tarmac with just a couple of scratches.

The UT800 is not the cheapest headlight, but it works as advertised. I think it is worth the price premium for the convenience of being able to control it from my Edge 1030.

Just make sure that locking ring is properly secured before you head out onto the road or trail.

Reviewed 1/8/2021
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Garmin Varia UT800
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by SJFCyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Germantown, TN

The Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight is used daily on my bike! A realiable product and a must to as a cyclist. Daytime/nighttime, it doesn't matter this light gives me security while on a ride. It is connected to Garmin 1030 and lights streets and pathways automatically. The Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight is a great investment and a must have!

Reviewed 7/8/2021
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The auto feature through Garmin head unit is convenient
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by Anonymous
Sacramento,CA

The auto feature through my Garmin head unit makes the light really convenient. I haven't let the battery run all the way down but I get about 6 hours of use (varying from full on to flashing) before recharging with the battery just below half. It is a pricey light but I feel the convenience it offers and the quality was worth it.

Reviewed 9/28/2021
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I Agree
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by Dan
Philadelphia
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I have to agree with many of the other reviewers. It's a nice light. It syncs up with your Garmin. It changes intensity depending on speed like it's supposed to but the battery life is not good for $100 light. I commute 45min to and from work. Going home is in the dark. After 5 minutes I lose 1 of the 5 bars on my battery life. After 15min I'm down 2 bars. When I'm 10min from home I get the warning flash indicating that the battery is low. It's just disappointing that it doesn't last longer. My L&M lights can get 2 days on a charge on high at 1000 lumens. If Garmin can get the battery to last longer, this is a home run.

Reviewed 12/30/2020
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Great light but....
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by Anonymous
california
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I ride about 40 miles in the morning before the sun comes up and will say, this light is amazing with how bright it is and how the beam gets stronger the faster you peddle. With that said, I really wish the battery life was better. For the price, it's a bit of a headache to be riding in the dark and the light go out without warning. I charge it after every ride now but still, for as expensive as it is I probably would've bought something cheaper knowing what I know now

Reviewed 11/16/2020
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