Specialized (United States) - Press Release: This helmet calls for help.
We’ve transformed the bicycle helmet into a live tracking device, crash detector, and safety beacon.
Our helmets not only add protection, they’re also the only helmets designed to connect you to help when you need it most.
We just reinvented the helmet.
When we get a chance to ride, we take it. We escape. Sometimes that means going solo. Sometimes that means dashing off without telling friends and family where we’re headed. Trouble is, crashes happen, drivers don’t always see you, and sometimes, we simply pick the worst possible line down the sketchiest possible trail.
Reality, in other words, happens, which is why we offer the only helmets equipped with both MIPS brain-protection systems and ANGi—an innovative sensor designed to add protection, before, during, and after a crash.
ANGi is a ride tracker. ANGi lets your emergency contacts know you’re heading out for a ride and, if you choose, to follow your ride in real time.
ANGi is a crash detector. Wearing an ANGi-equipped helmet is like having a friend there making sure you’re okay.
ANGi is a safety beacon. If you’re hurt, ANGi alerts your emergency contacts that you’ve crashed and sends them your location.
This is ANGi:
ANGi is a patented, helmet-mounted sensor that measures the forces transmitted to your helmet during a crash, as well as the harmful rotational forces that occur during crashes when your helmet doesn’t actually impact the ground.
And This is How it Works:
It’s simple. Just pair ANGi with a smartphone equipped with our Ride Premium app. If ANGi detects a crash during a ride, it sends a countdown alert to your phone. If you’re hurt and unable to stop the countdown, the app transmits a text alert and your most recently uploaded GPS coordinates to your emergency contacts.