The folks behind SmartHalo unveils a follow-up to the popular biking accessory, aptly named the SmartHalo 2. Now raking in Kickstarter crowdfunding support as we speak, the SmartHalo 2 is a 110 db anti-theft alarm, a front light, and fitness metrics.

For those uninitiated, the wee gadget is a navigation device that instantly turns your bike into a smart one, or at least semi-smart. Attach it onto a bike and ride it to get a number of important metrics, including fitness goals, incoming pulse notifications, and others.

There are a number of solutions available on the market that let you navigate the city without pulling your smartphone out. There are audio devices, for instance, that mount to your helmet, or belts that buzz when you need to turn. SmartHalo, when it first came out in 2015, impressed many cyclists for its smart and simple approach. This time around, the new iteration focuses more on fitness data.

The device retains a circular, minimal design much like its predecessor. It mounts in the center of the handlebars and displays a ring of colored lights to provide turn-by-turn signals. These signals guide the rider toward their destination. The most significant addition is a 1.5-inch OLED display at the center, which displaying all kinds of info. You could read your speed in real time, or glance at fitness metrics like distance, time, and calories burned. It also displays notifications from a number of apps, including WhatsApp, Messenger, or even Slack.

Hit the link below to support the campaign. Shipping starts this December if everything goes according to plan.


Photos courtesy of SmartHalo