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SmartHalo 2

by Benjamin Kerns

Aug 11, 2019

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Products / Technology

After the success of the original SmartHalo, the developers are back with an all-new, even more minimalist design. The SmartHalo 2 is an all-in-one device that’s part navigator, part anti-theft alarm and even functions as a fitness tracker.


The circular device mounts in the center of your bike’s handlebars and uses a combination of colored lights and an OLED display to share information about your ride. The display feeds you info like your speed in real time, fitness metrics like calories burned and total distance, or notifications from your smartphone apps.


While the original device was able to provide directions by signaling a turn with lights, the SmartHalo 2 provides additional features like distance to upcoming turns, weather alerts and points of interests along your path. The device can also help protect you from theft. An internal motion sensor will trigger a 100-decibel alarm if someone tries to swipe your ride while you’re away.


Cyclists who enjoy riding at night will also enjoy the new 250-lumen front light that emits from the SmartHalo 2. Now you can see where you’re going on an empty back road, and drivers can more easily see you coming.


The SmartHalo 2 is still in the fundraising phase, but has already reached its target goal. The retail price is currently set at $159 with shipments expected to begin in December. Check out the website for more information on features and ways to order.



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