Redmond, WA company Coros Wearables is launching a new helmet that comes with more than the usual bells and whistles. The product, launched on KickStarter, has been dubbed the Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet. In a nutshell, it is a bunch of useful technology stuck into a bicycle helmet. If you are going to wear a helmet, you might as well use one that comes with a smartphone app.
I personally have been experimenting with listening to music while riding recently, so this just happened to pop into my awareness at the right time. Recent laws in California – and common sense – mean that riding with both ears covered is illegal as well as dangerous. I recently decided to order a single-earbud device that channels both stereo channels into one ear which seemed a reasonable compromise. I haven’t yet received it yet so I’ve no idea if I’ll like it or not.
The Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet takes a different approach however. It uses bone conducting technology to transmit sound without covering the ears – either one of them. Bone conduction of …read more