Chinese based LIVALL has announced its next generation range of smart helmets. Unveiled at CES 2018 today, they come equipped with bluetooth functionality that allows users to take and receive calls and play audio on the go.
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The Helmetphone range includes, the BH51 M for urban commuter cyclists and the RS1 for skiers. Both ergonomically designed, they help groups stay connected with a radio walkie-talkie function and ‘Push to Talk’ button that enables hands-free calling when attached to a smartphone.
“I fell off my bike a few years ago, which landed me in hospital. This inspired me to create the world’s first smart and safe helmet back in 2015,” said Brian Zheng, CEO and founder of LIVALL.
“As I hear more and more about skiers and bikers suffering horrific injuries it is time that we took safety into our own hands through the use of technology. With the new range of Helmetphone we have married the optimized functions for even better safety with ultimate style.”
The RS1 is LIVALL’s first venture into winter sports. In addition to the features mentioned above, the smart ski helmet has an anti-fog lens and a rugged ABS shell for added protection.
The BH51 bike helmets feature indicative lighting that alert surrounding traffic of the cyclist’s direction, sensory indicator lights that enhance visibility, and bluetooth speakers placed above the ears so that the rider can stay focused on their surroundings. There is also an SOS function that alerts an emergency contact of the rider’s location if there is an accident.
For more information, head over to LIVALL.com. No word yet on pricing or availability, but we will update this article when we hear more.
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