I was contacted via email about an app for your smart phone that could come in handy if…and we always hope this stays an if…you get into a bicycle accident. The app is set up to alert your emergency contact or contacts if you have been in a crash. This is especially helpful if you are unconscious or otherwise disabled to the point that you can not call for help.
Here is what the company sent me that explains the app. I have downloaded it to my phone, but have not had the chance to use it yet. Once I do I will give a first hand report about what I think!
Bike Computer, cycle and feel safe!
Cyclometers and GPS tracking apps dedicated for cyclists have been around for years, yet most of them are missing a key feature for the safety conscious cyclists. This app upgrades your phone, making it the best BIKE COMPUTER ever! We put safety first! It has an additional ‘PREMIUM’ feature ‘KEEP ME SAFE™’ which is an accident detection system.
The idea behind the improvement of the safety functionality of cyclometers came after a team member ended in the emergency room with a concussion, and wasn’t able to contact anyone. No one knew what had happened to him, or where he was, it was a dreaded night of tracing his tracks in order to find him. This very experience kicked the team in gear to develop a safety feature that the current slew of cyclometer apps are lacking.
Venikom didn’t stop there, they dedicated two years of research and development, and additionally recruited pro cyclists as advisors before Bike Computer came to fruition. The aim of the project was to give something different to cyclists, or at least a complementary app to their current roster of favorite apps.
Bike Computer is 12% more efficient in terms of energy consumption compared to the current highly rated apps such as Strava, RunKeeper, Endomondo, and others. While at the same time it has a deep integration with Strava, which lets you easily synchronize your activities.
Check out their brand new video :
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What Is Next?
The team isn’t ready to call it a day, they are currently developing a Live Tracking feature. The Live Tracking feature would enable a coach to monitor the cyclist performance and send back appropriate advice, and a lightweight power bank that would extend the active running time of the Bike Computer for additional 15 hours.
Register Now And Get The KEEP ME SAFE Feature For Free!
Bike Computer is a freemium app available on Google Play Store and iTunes.
The Android version can be found HERE Android: https://goo.gl/ZEjEOb
The iOS version is HERE: https://goo.gl/kPGtx3
If you register in the first 60 days, the KEEP ME SAFE mode will be available free for the first year, after the promotional period the price will be $49 annually.