Abus announced the 770A SmartX Lock, an intelligent electronic lock that integrates with their smartphone app. It operates wirelessly to disengage based on your proximity, reducing the time it takes to get back on your bike and on to your destination.
ABUS 770A SmartX Lock bicycle U-lock with smartphone app wireless integration
Abus makes a variety of safety products, but this might be their most innovative yet. Like some modern cars, the lock will automatically unlock as you approach it – so you can simply remove the lock and ride away. To re-lock, just push the shackle in, activate the alarm, and walk away.
The 770A SmartX lock can be used by multiple people, with permissions set in the app for permanent or temporary access. A USB-C charging port keeps the device powered.
The 770A includes 3d Position Detection, which detects movement to trigger a 100+ dB alarm. Smaller movements result in a smaller warning beep.
The body of the lock is made from hardened steel, and includes a 13mm hardened square shaft.
An included GPS function records the last location the lock was used.
The Abus 770A SmartX Lock is available now in two variations: a 9″ shackle for $230, or an 11″ shackle for $250. An optional mounting bracket adds $30 to either lock.