The Smartphone Bike Alarm Is a Gadget Any City Commuter Needs

With the bicycle sales exploding these days and more start-ups cashing in proper money, there’s still one problem left unsolved. You get them in all shapes and forms, everything from carbon fiber and electric up to million dollars worth, golden bicycles. But what happens with the growing issue of the ones who get stolen?
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So here’s the drill, regular cars are polluting the air. Cities are getting too crowded for their inhabitants to have enough parking spots; the streets will never be wide enough to offer the proper room.

Environmentalists keep saying these words while automakers around the planet slowly turn their heads away. Yes, some timid efforts are being made for the world’s four-wheeled fleet to switch to e-juice, but the pace may not be the best one. The lack of room remains a problem.

Meanwhile, bicycle advocates grow in popularity and so do the ones that make them. As we said, classic or electric, fancy or even luxurious, they all lack the same feature: safety. That’s precisely why a smartphone alerting bike alarm like the one we just stumbled upon may come in handy.

The device looks like a typical bike light that attaches to the seat post, and its built-in motion sensor detects movement and instantly sends an alert to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The alarm’s built-in GPS allows you to track the bike’s location using the free app.

The tool works as long as you stay in a maximum 80 feet range, and its rechargeable battery lasts up to two weeks. That range comes on a two-hour charge via the included adapter.

Aside from the fact it only works with an iPhone and that it costs $100, we can’t see any other downsides to this gizmo.
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