Livall Bling – the cycling helmet gets smarter!

August 18, 2015

Helmet can send SOS messages during emergencies

Gone are the days when a cycling helmet’s sole purpose was protecting your skull on adventures onto roads unknown.  So what makes the Livall Bling cycling helmet different? Well, if I’m to read off its list of features, it can send SOS messages during emergencies, has a wind-cancelling mic, 3-axis gravity sensor, cadence sensor, bluetooth 4.0 speaker, phone holder, remote control, walkie-talkie and a battery power b to charge your phone. Some serious riding beef, there. And fully justifying the Bling part of the product name, the helmet has 80 Built-in LEDs with turn signals.

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I have to admit, the helmet does look rather awesome, lights and all. For hardcore riders, the ability to communicate with other riders via walkie-talkie and to send emergency SOS messages will definitely be USP’s.

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Social media, of course, if not too far behind. Livall claims the Bling has the world’s smallest nano cadence sensor which measures speed, distance and calories burnt. Add to that the Livall Riding App which syncs with smart devices, whether smartwatches, tablets or pedometers, and you have a chance to show off on social media as well as chart or compare your progress.

The basic pack of the Livall Bling helmet includes a Bling helmet, Bling Jet, Nanco Cadence sensor and phone holder, and is available at an introductory price of USD 129.

The Livall Bling Helmet is currently on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Interestingly, in just 13 days it is already 618% funded past its USD 20,000 target, with 31 days to go.  Delivery of the final products are scheduled from October 2015.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.