enjoy a smart biking experience with straightforward smarthalo enjoy a smart biking experience with straightforward smarthalo
aug 25, 2015

enjoy a smart biking experience with straightforward smarthalo

enjoy a smart biking experience with straightforward smarthalo
all images courtesy of cyclelabs






‘smarthalo’ by cyclelabs montreal is a biking device centered around urban cyclists. its military grade locking system ensures it stays permanently on the handlebar to assist the rider when they need it. the intuitive navigation system shows the quickest, safest routes to the destination. using bluetooth technology to connect to smartphones, its automatic tracking capabilities save biking metrics seamlessly. the powerful front light illuminates the path at night, and also keeps the bike safe from thieves when the rider is not around. 


video courtesy of smartlabs



it’s design philosophy hinges on simplicity. biking in cities can be a challenge, so cyclelabs made sure the device was simple by reducing the interface to a circle. built for any kind of weather, the ‘smarthalo’ installs permanently on the bike making sure it doesn’t get stole. being versatile, it also fits on any handlebar and includes sensors to detect suitable light conditions making sure its visible in bright sunlight and at night. 

cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-02connects via bluetooth to any smartphone




the companion app for the smartphone tracks extensive metrics and sets goals. the data is visualized using effective info-graphs, and a color coded layout makes operating the app simple and easy. the most fitting feature of the ‘smarthalo’ is the unlocking system that doesn’t require a smartphone at all. the touch sensitive display enables finger tapping, where riders can create custom tap codes, similar to morse code, making it virtually uncrackable. the cyclelabs ‘smarthalo’ is looking for funding with a kickstarter campaign and plan to ship to customers in may, 2016. 

cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-03permanent installation prevents thieves from stealing the ‘smarthalo’  


cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-04it features a bright LED light


cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-05works with any kind of handlebar


cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-06gyroscope sensor sets any alarm to prevent unwanted riders


cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-07the app displays information via the circular lighting layout 


cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-08color coded tabs help identify app features


cyclelabs-smarthalo-bike-interface-designboom-09infographics help visualize collected data points

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