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First Look: Specialized ANGi Crash Sensor System

A helmet system that can potentially help to save lives, without compromising on weight and ventilation. Presenting to you the S-Works Prevail II with ANGi. 

The new ANGi Crash Sensor gives you and your loved ones peace of mind like never before—when combined with the Specialized Ride iOS or Android App, which you can find in the App store now. 

 

Christmas came early for us this year when Specialized delivered a “TOP SECRET” package to us. We had been waiting eagerly for this day before we could unveil what’s in this box. 

 

At first glance, you might think that this is just another S-Works Prevail II helmet from Specialized. But on a closer look, you will notice a little ANGi sensor at the back. 

 

What is ANGi and how does it work? 

ANGi stands for Angular and G-Force indicator. ANGi is a patented, helmet-mounted sensor that features a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. It is specifically designed to measure linear and rotational forces of the head.

 

Source: Specialized Singapore

 

It’s simple. After pairing your ANGi sensor and starting a ride on the App, the ANGi sensor will detect the kind of forces commonly associated with a crash. If these forces are detected, the sensor will connect to the Ride App on your smartphone, sound an alarm, and start a countdown.

If you’re okay, you just cancel the countdown and keep riding. If you’re injured and unable to cancel the countdown, however, the Ride App will send a text alert to your emergency contacts telling them you may have been in a crash.

In addition to notifying your contacts that you may have crashed, ANGi and the Ride App will also send your location, via GPS coordinates, to all of the contacts you’ve listed in the Ride App.

The default countdown setting is 30 seconds, but you can configure the settings according to your preferences. 

Beginning in 2019, all Specialized helmets will either be equipped with ANGi or will feature an ANGi-ready attachment point.

 

What if I do not have mobile data when I am out riding? 

And since ANGi communicates through your wireless provider and requires a signal at all times for full functionality, you might wonder what happens if your ride takes you outside of cell service? In this scenario, ANGi is able to monitor your safety differently.

Just set your estimated ride time before you head out. All you need is an active data signal when you start your session. If you haven’t completed your ride within that time frame, ANGi will send a notification to your contacts with your last uploaded location. This will happen regardless of whether you have cell phone service or not.

What you need to know about the Specialized Ride App 

  • The Specialized Ride App records your ride and performance data, and can sync it with other apps such as Strava.
  • Free 1-year subscription to the Ride Premium App will be included with the purchase of any ANGi-equipped Specialized helmet or aftermarket ANGi sensor. 
  • The Ride App is only available for iOS 10 or later and Android 7 or later smartphones.  
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MIPS SL, the lightest and most ventilated version of the MIPS systems yet. 

MIPS system reduces the rotating forces of your head during impact. Source: Specialized Singapore

 

What is MIPS? 

The MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) is a low-friction layer that allows a sliding motion of 10 to 15mm in all directions. Studies indicate that this reduces some of the rotational forces transmitted to the brain during angled impacts, adding protective value to helmets. 

What are the differences between the MIPS SL and other MIPS series liners? 

All MIPS liners meet the same safety standards and function in the same fashion, with every helmet being customized with the right solution for the helmet’s intended purpose. However, Specialized lightest and most ventilated helmet is specifically designed to maximise airflow and to minimise weight. The MIPS SL system is exclusive to Specialized. 

 

Without MIPS and ANGi sensor

Weight of the S-Works Prevail II without ANGi: 242 grams (Size M)

 

With MIPS and ANGi sensor

Weight of the S-Works Prevail II with ANGi: 242 + 10g = 252 grams (Size M, including ANGi sensor with batteries). Only a mere 10 grams more. 

 

Cost

The S-Works Prevail II with ANGi is priced at S$380. Perhaps this could be a nice Christmas present for your loved one? 

We’re excited to test this out on the roads, so stay tuned to our review coming up next! 

 

Get your S-Works Prevail II with ANGi helmet NOW at https://www.specialized.com/sg/en/angi

It will also be available in one of these stores at a later date:

Specialized Concept Store
33 Ubi Avenue 3 #01-18, Vertex
Singapore 408868 Tel: +65 6636 9731
Operating Hours: (Mon-Sat) 10am-7pm,
(Sun) Closed, (PH) 10am-3pm

Tay Junction (Bukit Timah)
733, Bukit Timah Road
#01-01, 2nd Avenue
Singapore 269748
Tel: +65 6462 5158 (Bicycles) +65 6466 9535 (Apparels)
Fax: +65 6462 5803
Operating Hours: (Mon-Sat) 9.30am – 7pm, (Sun & PH) 9.30am – 3pm

T3 Bicycle Gears Pte Ltd
1K Figaro Street, Singapore 458322
Tel: +65 64416828
E-mail: t3bikes@singnet.com.sg

Tri Lab
11 Thong Soon Avenue, Springleaf Garden
Singapore 787438
Tel: +65 6459 2919
E-mail: trilab17@hotmail.com 

Stay tuned for a review of this helmet that will be coming up soon. 

SportsIn Cycling

Author: SportsIn Cycling

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