As you probably know, technology has drastically changed over the past 10 years.
The introduction of the smartphone has been one of the catalysts to the ever-changing world of tech.
Technology and gadgets continue to get smarter, faster, cheaper, and cooler. Only time can tell where advanced tech will take us.
In the meantime, technology is already changing many different industries and aspects of our daily lives.
Riding bikes, for example.
Just 5 years ago, there was nowhere near the amount of bike tech that there is today.
Complete List of Bike Tech and Cycling Gadgets
Technology is changing and improving the way we ride bikes. Below is a complete list of cool bike tech and gadgets. If you have ever gone on a bike ride with your smartphone in your pocket you are already using a form of technology to change (and hopefully improve) your bike ride.
A radar system that alerts you when vehicles are approaching. The Varia radar is also compatible with Garmen smart lights that will adjust based on light conditions, speed, and other factors. This is an awesome example of how technology and bike tech have the power to increase bike safety.
Hammerhead helps you get to where you are going by providing step by step instructions. This device created a dashboard of sorts for your bike. This would be especially helpful if you are new to an area and not sure how to get around.
This is a smart device that pairs with your smartphone to turn your ordinary bike into a smartbike. The SmartHalo provides turn by turn navigation, light, alarm system, fitness goals, and even smartphone notifications. This feature rich device appears to take up some precious handlebar space, but the features make it worth it.
This device will automatically unlock as you approach your bike. You can also see exactly where you locked your bike should you forget.
The Bitlock is a smart lock that opens via a connection to your phone through Bluetooth. This gadget also lets you track the distance of your ride and can help you remember where you locked up. An interesting idea for integrating tech and gadgets into cycling.
These are an interesting safety item. The more visible you are the better. You can now let cars and other cyclists behind you know exactly where you are going thanks to these tech-infused bike gloves.
You will be very visible with this bike helmet. The Lumos helmet has lights all over it! It also comes with a remote for your handlebars so you can alert the cars or bikes behind you of where you are going thanks to the turn signals built into the helmet. This is a great piece of bike tech that is transforming our safety while riding.
This is a small sensor that mounts to any bike helmet. It then communicates with your smartphone and will transmit alerts to your emergency contacts and personnel if a crash is detected. This is a great example of how bike tech can really improve the safety of riders. This device has the ability to save many lives.
An airbag for your head that replaces the traditional helmet. This is thing is awesome! In the event of an accident, this device expands to become both thicker and softer than a traditional helmet. It also reduces the risk of concussion up to eight times and almost completely eliminates the risk of a skull fracture.
A small sensor that records and provides cadence data. This is a small Bluetooth device that helps riders train harder and smarter.
A wireless shifting system for serious cyclists. You no longer need cables weighing down your bike thanks to SRAM’s wireless shifters. Keep in mind, this is a product for the elite cyclists of the world. As you can see, bike tech has gone far enough to replace key components of the bike.
Turn any pair of glasses or sunglasses into smart glasses with Garmin’s Varia Vision. This device can provide ride data and direction directly in your line of site. You can also pair this with the Garmin rearview radar to know when cars are aproaching without having to look over your shoulder.
While these are still in the pre-order phase, they remain an interesting concept for cycling. These smart glasses allow you to review your stats while riding. Moreover, you can see things like speed, cadence, heart rate, and even directions without having to pull out your phone.
We hope you enjoyed our complete list of bike tech and gadgets. If you know of any interesting products that we forgot to include, please leave a comment below.
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