Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Bike Grips That Will Guide You Home

bike2.jpg
bike.jpg

Was it right at the next junction, or left? You would check your map, but you're on a bike and the last time you attempted to read your phone while pedalling resulted in a smashed screen and bruised pride.

A far safer navigation solution looks to have been provided by smrtGRiPS - don't worry, the idea is much better than the spelling.

A clever upgrade on the traditional bike grip, the smrtGRiP sits inside your handbar, with a rubber outer keeping it in position. By connecting up to your smartphone via Bluetooth, the smrtGRiP provides screen-free navigation with Google Maps: having selected your route, the appropriate grip will vibrate to announce when to take the next left or right turn.

In addition to nudging you through city streets the grips can also connect to fitness apps, providing haptic feedback when you've hit your daily goals. A smart separation feature also lets you connect with up to 10 other riders, giving you a nudge if you find yourself pulling out ahead of the pack without having to turn around to check. Should your bike get pinched (or you just forget where you left it), an in-built GPS will help you down your beloved wheels.

Currently undergoing crowd-sourced funding on IndieGoGo, you can order a set of smrtGRiPS for £39. That, or stick with your dodgy TomTom-with-Duct-tape hack.

(Images: smrtGRiPS)

Related

ppl2.jpg

The App That Rates Your Friends

Bike4.jpg

The Most Robust E-Bike Ever

ghost2.jpg

The All-In-One Ghost Hunter Gadget

polo.jpg

Ingenious Phone-Finding Marco Polo App

starbuks2.jpg

Starbucks Brings Wireless Charging To London Cafés

pedal.jpg

The Smartest Bike Pedal Ever Made

Comments

More

An awesome paper cycling helmet wins Dyson design award

Only £4, and it'll save your life

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016

Netflix finally confirms it's working on downloadable content

It's official, people

by David Cornish
03 Nov 2016

How Android users can now cast Harry Potter spells on their phone

Well this is neat

by David Cornish
02 Nov 2016

David Bowie among the 72 new emoji coming to iPhones

David Bowie is getting an emoji

by David Cornish
02 Nov 2016

The 4K TVs your eyeballs have been waiting for

And they won't break the bank

by David Cornish
01 Nov 2016

Everything you need to know about Apple's new MacBook Pros

Return of the Mac

by David Cornish
28 Oct 2016

'Apple of China' just released the best looking phone ever made

Your move, Apple

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

There's a secret one-handed keyboard hiding in your iPhone

For some reason, Apple isn't making it more widely available

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

Why your iPhone battery keeps dying at 25 per cent

Battery life not performing how it should? Here's some help

by David Cornish
19 Oct 2016

The big problem with Google trying to get us to talk to our phones

Google's new Assistant could change everything, but just not for this generation

by David Cornish
05 Oct 2016