Riding a bicycle is considered to be a very good exercise. More and more people are switching from cars to bicycles for commutation. Although, cycling is a great way to lead a healthy lifestyle, there is always a danger looming over your head when you are out in the open on a bicycle. The danger of being hit or over-run by a speeding vehicle.
You might say that you have helmets and protective gears for such unforeseen situations but wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid getting into such situations altogether? Most of the accidents where cyclists are involved in, happen in the dark, mostly because it becomes difficult to spot them. But now we have a very innovative new product with us that will revolutionize the way cyclists share the roads with everyone else. This new product is called SmartPedal.
SmartPedal turns your bicycle into a smarter version of its former self. SmartPedal looks like a regular bicycle pedal that can be easily installed. What makes it ‘smart’ is the integrated Bluetooth technology. Once you pair the SmartPedal with your smartphone, it enables you to use a host of cool features.
How does SmartPedal work?
After you have established the pairing, you can give a voice command or a simple touch gesture which will instantly show you the traffic in your route. Like we have indicators for taking turns in a car, SmartPedal has LEDs which will blink when you are making a turn, thereby making the person behind you aware of it. A red light constantly glows on the back and a white light in the front while you are riding the bicycle, which makes it easy for other’s to spot you. The position sensor maintains the position of the lights regardless of the pedal orientation.
SmartPedal is made of a very durable material and offers good surface grip. The threaded stainless steel axle makes the SmartPedal compatible with most of the bicycles. The batteries which act as the power source are inbuilt and are rechargeable. You also have reflectors for added safety and visibility.
This is a brilliant concept and will be beneficial for all the people who ride bicycles all over the world. You can check out more details and support the campaign here.