We've featured some pretty cool bike lights in the past; however, the Helios is like no other. Imagine the bike of the future: integrated lighting that responds to your behavior, smartphone connectivity that logs data/statistics for all your rides, built-in navigation, and accurate tracking of bike location (GPS) -- a smarter bike in every possible way. Helios revolutionizes the biking experience and lets you ditch that plethora of attachments for a beautifully minimalistic headlight, blinker, and GPS solution that's integrated right into your handle bars.
Just when you thought bike lights were getting pretty cool, they disappear and go native. Imagine the bike of the future: integrated lighting that responds to your behavior, smartphone connectivity that logs data/statistics for all your rides, built-in navigation, and accurate tracking of bike location (GPS) -- a smarter bike in every possible way. Introducing Helios, their mission is to revolutionize the biking experience. The smart bike revolution has arrived.
Dubbed the world’s first integrated headlight and blinker system for bicycles. They fit on almost every bike, and installation is a breeze. Helios adds a variety of smart features to your bike that improve the overall biking experience. These features include:
● Proximity Lighting - Allow your bike to sense your presence & automatically turn on your headlight when you're near, and off when you're not.
● Turn Signals - Left and right blinkers keep you safe & visible on the road.
● GPS Tracking - Track your bike via SMS from anywhere in the US. Receive the coordinates of your bike & a Google Maps link to its location within 30 seconds of tracking.
● Visual Speedometer - The rear facing LEDs change color according to how fast you ride, providing you with a visual speedometer so you never need to have your phone out.
● Turn-by-Turn Navigation - Find the fastest route to any destination by harnessing the power of the Google Maps API.The rear lights will indicate when a turn is approaching.
● Ambient Lighting - Set the color of the rear lights to any color you want.
All Helios Bars come equipped with a low-power GPS module that tracks your bike’s location from anywhere in the US. Simply slide in a pay-as-you-go SIM card and you’re ready to go. Send your bike a text message (SMS) when you want to retrieve its location, and you’ll receive an SMS reply containing a Google Maps link to its current location. The GPS modules have a reserve battery that lasts up to 15 days, so even if a thief manages to remove your batteries, you’ll still be able to track your bike.
The Helios iOS app allows you to connect Helios Bars to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 Low-energy (BLE)(Currently supported on iPhone 4s and iPhone 5). This unlocks a plethora of smart features that enhance your biking experience.
● Proximity Lighting - By connecting to your smartphone, Helios Bars can determine how far you are from your bike and turn your headlight on/off accordingly. Walk up to your bike and your light turns on, walk away and your light turns off.
● Visual Speedometer - The speedometer function uses your phone’s GPS to determine your speed and change the color of the rear LEDs to reflect your speed. Imagine gauging your speed without having to read a display or pull out your phone!
● Ambient Lighting - Customize the color of your rear LEDs using the iOS app & give your bike an ambient glow. Maybe you want to match the color of your bike, or maybe you want to match your mood- the choice is yours!