When going for extended bike rides, I often outfit my two-wheeler with iOttie’s smartphone mount to track my progress and in some cases, find my way home. But I am also in constant fear that my device could take a spill if the terrain gets a little out of hand. SmartHalo is a new bike accessory that delivers many of those same smartphone features in a handlebar add-on. That includes an integrated display, navigation and fitness monitoring all in a tidy package.
Of course, it is iPhone and Android compatible, so you can leverage those features without feeling like your device is exposed. SmartHalo’s add-on design promises to bring just about any bike in the modern age, and thankfully the price is rather affordable.
SmartHalo retrofits onto your handlebars, adding a modular display that can be added and removed whenever needed. Information is relayed through the circular light-up panel, directing riders to turn or continue down a road. Navigation is handled by the free iOS and Android app, allowing users to map out rides prior to heading out.
The unit itself has a built-in alarm to detract would be thieves from stealing the system. Each user receives a special HaloKey that is custom-made. It someone where to try to steal the unit, the alarm will sound as long as the key isn’t in the vicinity. So while the system itself isn’t locked to your bike there is some security features in place for peace of mind.
SmartHalo doesn’t feature any type of heart rate monitoring but it will ballpark fitness tracking, which includes distance, calories burned and speed. The integrated display does alert riders of incoming calls and notifications, but doesn’t relay any information like a CarPlay unit would, for example.
Like some of the other add-ons that we’ve covered in the past, SmartHalo has integrated LED lighting to help illuminate the road while riding. The internal battery will provide about 20-hours of use per charge, which should be plenty of a few days worth of riding at a minimum.
CycleLabs Solutions Inc., the company behind the innovative SmartHalo smart device for bicycles has partnered with Janus Worldwide to deliver end-to-end localization of its software and mobile app into multiple languages, ensuring that its international customers get the same seamless experience whatever the language.
“Our partnership with SmartHalo demonstrates that Janus Worldwide is perfectly placed to offer smart tech & wearable tech companies a solution that not only delivers on localizing software strings, it demonstrates our credibility in the market for localization device testing & QA,” said Steve Higgins, Sales Director Europe at Janus Worldwide.
“After a tremendous success on Kickstarter, SmartHalo is now shipping in over 70 countries around the globe. But having a great product is not enough these days, you need to make it easy for a customer to use it in their own language,” said Xavier Peich, Co-Founder at Smarthalo.
“We chose Janus Worldwide to help us with our international growth because they have a name for quality within the industry, their Global Technology Platform makes handing off projects simple, and by using Janus TermCheck & Subject Matter Experts on the ground in our main target markets they guaranteed quality both linguistically and functionally.”
About CycleLabs Solutions Inc. and SmartHalo
CycleLabs Solutions Inc. created Smarthalo, an innovative biking device for urban cyclists using a minimalist and award-winning circular interface that connects with a smartphone. It shows the quickest and safest paths to the destination, lights the way at night and keeps the bike safe against thieves with its integrated alarm system. It’s the smart biking system cyclists have been waiting for. SmartHalo can be ordered online for 179 USD.
About Janus Worldwide
Janus Worldwide have a 20 year history in the translation & localization services market, founded in 1996 we have 10 global office locations employing 250+ employees. Janus Worldwide is amongst the top language service providers (LSP) in the world, ranked #45 globally & #10 in Western Europe by Common Sense Advisory. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17100:2015 certified and our clients are supported by our operations centres across the globe. Janus Worldwide are market leaders in delivering global ready content to the technology sector, expertly localizing software strings, functional & linguistic testing, QA and global App Store Optimization. Let us take your company to a global audience, visit Janus Worldwide or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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