Here’s someone we saw last year: Livall, with their innovative cycling helmets, which we mentioned in August. They reached $244,000 on Indiegogo, or nearly 12 times their original goal.
Now they are back, with a lighter version of their “smart” bike helmets, available in new colours “designed for urban riders”, and they have also expanded the range of smart-bike accessories.
The helmets integrate communications, music and smart lighting. They’re part of a full smart-riding gear system that includes a Bling Jet™ remote control, a phone mount and charger, and a Nano Cadence Sensor. LIVALL uses Smart Bluetooth 4.0 to integrate with most smart devices and connect to the LIVALL Riding mobile app, which is free on Google Play and at the App Store. Both Bling helmets and full accessories can be purchased on Kickstarter for a limited time in different perks package pricing while supplies last.
Super Early-bird shoppers on Kickstarter will be able to purchase the Bling bike Helmet (BH-60) and the Bling Jet remote control for just $69, a 57 percent discount from the full M.S.R.P. of $159. Photos, a video and more information on LIVALL’s products and various perks packages are now live on Kickstarter. http://kck.st/1iD9QVG
The new Bling Helmet (BH-60) is lightweight at about eleven ounces but designed to limit the impact of accidental falls. Three colours are available: Polar Night (black), Ivory White and Sky Blue. Both LIVALL Bling Helmets (last year’s BH-100 and the new BH-60) will send SOS alerts to emergency contacts when a built-in 3-axis G-sensor senses an external strike caused by an accident or fall via the LIVALL Riding mobile app. To help prevent accidents, there’s a built-in horn and LED tail lights on the back of the helmets that warn drivers, pedestrians and cyclists which way users plan to turn using a single finger press of the Bling Jet handlebar-mounted remote control.
Livalls say that their integrated design limits distractions, so cyclists can use the built-in Hi-Fi Bluetooth stereo speakers and windbreak microphone to make or answer phone calls without the deafening background noise. Texts sent through the LIVALL Riding app are automatically converted to voice messages for users in “riding mode.” Using the Bling Jet remote control, cyclists can enjoy music while riding by selecting, starting or pausing songs, and controlling volume through the helmet’s speakers. Cyclists have an option to use a walkie-talkie feature for close-range communications from helmet to helmet. They can choose to capture images using the LIVALL Riding app while their bike is in motion, or when pulled over for a pit stop.
The full Livall smart-riding system includes the LIVALL Nano Cadence Sensor, claimed to be the world’s smallest single-unit cadence sensor, and a phone holder and charger. The LIVALL Nano Cadence Sensor easily plugs into a bike’s crankset. It integrates with the LIVALL Riding app to infer cadence, speed and calories burned, along with data such as slope rate, altitude and heart rate. The phone holder features an x-grip mechanism that makes it easy to remove with ability to re-adjust your phone within a 200-degree range. It includes a built-in battery pack, a Micro USB port, and power indicator on the side.
“Our mission at LIVALL is to ensure the safety and health of cyclists through our smart-biking gear and LIVALL Riding mobile app, and to deliver an enjoyable experience they want to share with others. We want to spread the joy of smart cycling around the world,” says Brian Bo, LIVALL founder and CEO.
SpyCycle Bike & Cycling News
See More Bike Accessory Stories