Bike helmets are really essential. I have written about that in the last year, after I took a big spill on my bike right outside of my house and truly cracked the helmet I was wearing. Now I have come across the next best thing — the LifeBEAM helmet which offers a great combination of safety and sensor technologies and integrates with the smart phone applications I (and many other cyclists) use on a regular basis.
The helmet offers heart-rate and calories measurements. The product (per the manufacturer) claims to be the first of its kind that integrates body sensing during your bike rides. And guess what ! The claim is that the technology used is the same one used for pilots and aerospace applications. Pretty cool, right !
The helmet includes Bluetooth Low-Energy and ANT+ communications capabilities and the battery life it supports is up to 17 hours. The helmet interfaces to multiple smart phone applications including Runtastic, Strava. I had reviewed many of these applications in previous postings – links here.
So overall pretty neat set of capabilities. I am thinking of giving it a shot some time soon.