Best Cycling Gadgets to Gear Up With
Safety is especially important for bike riders sharing the road with cars, choosing the right gadgets can help keep you safe. If you’re looking for ways to increase your bike safety, there are several gadgets available which can improve your biking experience. Whether you ride your bike for recreation or as a means of transportation, bike gadgets can make your next bike ride safer or simply more enjoyable. Check out our top picks for cycling gadgets!
ICEdot Crash Sensor
The ICEdot Crash Sensor is a small device which will send an alert to your emergency contacts if you’re in a bike accident. The ICEdot Crash Sensor simply attaches to your helmet and, when triggered, will start a countdown to notify your emergency contacts of your GPS coordinates so help can be sent to you as soon as possible. You can prevent the alert by stopping the countdown clock. The ICEdot Crash Sensor must be paired with a smartphone in order to work and is available for iPhones and Androids.
The iCradle COBI is an exciting new bike gadget which promises to be an all-in-one accessory. At first glance the iCradle COBI may appear to only be a smartphone holder for your bike, but it is so much more than that. The iCradle COBI is a smartphone charger, GPS navigation and alarm system, and even offers front and rear lights as well as brake lights and turn signals. The iCradle COBI is available for pre-order.
The Hammerhead is another device which attaches to your bike’s handlebars for GPS navigation. The Hammerhead works in conjunction with an app on your smartphone to provide turn-by-turn navigation. The Hammerhead device can also be used with other cycling apps like MapMyRide.
Those who ride at night need to make sure they’re visible to others. Revolights are a stylish and effective way to increase your night time visibility. These LED lights mount on to the front and rear wheels, illuminating your bike from all sides.
Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves for Cycling
Let cars know which way you’re going with Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves. These gloves are bright enough to be seen day or night and allow you to indicate your direction to others on the road. These gloves are machine washable (you don’t even need to remove the electronics) and are durable enough to withstand a rainy ride.
Skylock Solar Powered Cycling Lock
Protect your bike with the Skylock solar powered lock. The Skylock connects with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to enable you to unlock your bike with your smartphone. Connect your Skylock to a nearby Wi-Fi network and the lock will alert you if someone tries to break into your lock.
Hövding is a revolutionary change to the traditional bicycle helmet. Hövding is an inflatable helmet which looks like a scarf worn around your neck. The helmet instantly inflates when its special sensors detect a crash. You have to see this helmet to believe it, but you might have to wait awhile as it’s only available in the European Union!
These gadgets can make your ride safer, more enjoyable and get you where you need to go. So which will you choose?
– By Jennifer Thayer