Heart rate monitor straps can be like a chafing chain of pain when you’re a sweaty cycling mess. LifeBEAM is coming to the rescue with the SMART cycle helmet – which can read your heart rate wirelessly.
LifeBEAM built the Quantum sensor used by the Israeli Air Force to monitor pilots. A similar version is mounted in their SMART helmet which reads your pulse and transmits it to an accelerometer-packing processing unit at the rear of the helmet. This shares the raw data, via Bluetooth 4.0 or ANT+, to your smartphone, fitness watch or cycling computer – live.
With 50 hours on a charge, at just 50g in weight, this project should be a hit on Indiegogo. Head over now and US$150 (£100) will get you a Lazer Sport GENESIS helmet that features the sensor. In future other helmets may also get the sensor. Check out the pitch video below to take a look.
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