You may have seen our recent news article about the Coros Linx smart helmet. This clever bit of tech turns your helmet into something more than a protective styro-foam cup for your head! I’ve taken delivery of one and will be trying it out, time to make a riding mix tape?
The Coros’s main selling point is it’s use of bone conducting technology to let you listen to music without earphones. And why would you want to do that? While a lot of riders are happy to ride with earphones in, most realise it can be dangerous. With your ears covered and a banging ‘choon’ driving you along, you may not pick up on those potentially life saving audio clues from behind.
This in itself is a great idea, but the Coros Linx goes further. Using it’s own app, you can receive turn-by-turn navigation and updates on ride data during your ride. A hidden mike allows you to make phone calls and everything can be controlled from a bar mounted remote.
As an added safety feature the Coros Linx has a built-in G-sensor. In the event of a serious crash a text will be sent to your emergency contact, handy for lone rides in the wild.
Opening the box and there’s an extra set of pads to fine tune your fit and extra reflective stickers. There’s a sticker for adding emergency contacts and details; hopefully never needed. A handy carry bag with an extra pocket inside is included as well.
I’ll be trying out the Coros Linx over the summer and will let you know how I got on.