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This Helmet Calls for Help When You Crash

If When you crash your bike, you might be lucky enough to get up and ride away or be able to use your phone to call for assistance. But what if you're lying incapacitated on the road with the clock ticking? With this worst-case scenario in mind, the ICEdot Crash Sensor steps in as a potentially life-saving device when things go south on the road or trail, texting up to ten loved ones when it senses an impact.

The ICEdot Crash Sensor mounts onto any helmet and uses low-power Bluetooth to communicate with your phone. After a crash, the sensor starts a countdown on your phone and if you don't stop it, your phone will notify your emergency contacts with your current location using GPS.

The ICEdot will work with iPhones and many Android phones, but your only option if you've got a Samsung phone is to ride carefully —  they're restricted due to their Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor for Supercompressor. When he falls, he falls hard. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.