Bike Tag has taken some of the new crash detection innovations out there and put them into a single, easy to use package in the simplest form. And when we say simplest form, you don’t even have to charge it! It tracks your ride, will detect an accident automatically, and you can easily put it on any bike.
Safely cruise past the break to see how Bike Tag gives you an extra layer of safety…
We’ve all been there. From poor conditions to pilot error, crashing is inevitable. Though we most often escape with little or no injury, there are times when it can be more severe. We’ve seen some pretty innovative things come along that keeps us more connected with our activities and why shouldn’t safety is one of them? Like a few other devices we’ve reviewed, Bike Tag incorporates a crash sensor that communicates with your phone via Bluetooth to alert your emergency contacts and let them know where you are.
Instead of being incorporated into another piece of equipment that you may or may not use, the Bike Tag is just a unit that you can put on any bike and it has just 2 functions. Detect a crash, and, as a secondary function, lets friends track your ride and be notified when you make it home giving everyone a little more peace of mind. There are no buttons or displays, nothing to start or pause. You do an initial setup to pair it with your phone, program in who you want to be notified and stick it on your bike. It starts and stops automatically so you don’t have to think about it, and you won’t worry someone if you forget to start it.
If a crash happens, the unit sends you a notification and if you don’t cancel it, it reaches out to your followers via the app and notifies them of your location.
The Bike Tag unit is small and attaches to the included mount, or simply placed in your saddle bag. There is no need to charge the unit as it runs on its internal battery for more than a year. At a price of $99, it’s not a bad price for an average of about $1 or so a ride, (If you ride less, it will last longer). It currently only works with iPhones, but an Android app is coming soon.