The Lumos Smart Bike Helmet, which got its start as a Kickstarter project back in 2015, is the first bike helmet to make its way to Apple retail stores.

Available from the online Apple Store and in retail locations in the United States and Europe as of today, the $180 Lumos Helmet has integrated LEDs to keep you safe when riding at night and built-in gesture controlled turn signals.

lumoshelmet
There are 10 white LEDs on the front, 16 red LEDs on the back, and 11 amber/red LEDs on each side that can serve as the aforementioned turn signals. You control the turn signals built into the helmet with a connected Apple Watch, with the helmet able to interpret your hand gestures to activate the lights on the helmet.

lumoshelmet2
Previously, the helmet's built-in turn signals were controlled via a remote attached to the handlebars of a bike, but the new Apple Watch integration makes it simpler than ever to signal your intentions to drivers on the road.

lumoshelmet3
The Lumos Helmet also has a beta feature that's able to detect when you're braking hard on your bike, flashing the lights on the helmet to a bright red.

Through a Bluetooth connection to the iPhone, the Lumos Helmet records your bike riding activity and uploads it to the Apple Health or Strava app.

lumoshelmet4
Design wise, the helmet is safety certified and meets gold standard safety certifications in the United States and Europe, and it has been created to be durable and weatherproof so it can be used in rain, snow, and fog. There's just a single size available, which can fit most adult head sizes in the range of 21.3 to 24.4 inches.


The Lumos Helmet can be purchased from the online Apple Store or through an Apple retail store for $179.95.

Top Rated Comments

mdelrossi Avatar
78 months ago
Unfortunately, the smartest bike helmet is no helmet at all, as helmets lure traffic into a false sense of security.
WTF?
Ever see anyone go down without a helmet? Not a pretty sight.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schranke Avatar
78 months ago
Unfortunately, the smartest bike helmet is no helmet at all, as helmets lure traffic into a false sense of security.
You seem to be presupposing that a helmet increases safety, which isn’t as clear-cut a case as it may seem.

Here’s an overview as to why. ('http://www.bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html')
Thats a half truth...Yes some people act more idiotic when wearing an helmet, but that does not take away from the protection it provides.
I live I Denmark, properly the country in the world with most bikes per capita. We use out bikes for everything, especially in our big cities as cars is an inconvenience. We see a lot of bike related accidents, and those which wear a helmet generally get out in a better condition then those without.
The helmet is also effective in solo accidents were no other persons is involved. had a friend fall on the parking lot once, he broke his helmet, literally made a crack in it, that would have been his head otherwise...
So if you thinks it is safer to not wear a helmet, I wish that you will not go biking, both for your and your loved once sake
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacDawg Avatar
78 months ago
The fact that a helmet saved my wife's life trumps any ******** report for me
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdelrossi Avatar
78 months ago
You seem to be presupposing that a helmet increases safety, which isn’t as clear-cut a case as it may seem.

Here’s an overview as to why. ('http://www.bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html')
No, I don't "presupposing that a helmet increases safety,".

It does help prevent, and or, minimize head injuries.

Riding skills have nothing to do with mechanical problems, sudden animals, children running jumping into the road in front of you, getting knocked off because of some jerk driving too close/ drunk.

I'll keep my helmet on and and take that extra margin of safety.

Good luck with being a vegetable.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skitidetdu Avatar
78 months ago
Unfortunately, the smartest bike helmet is no helmet at all, as helmets lure traffic into a false sense of security.
Does the same go for driving without a seatbelt? Or a car without airbag?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
78 months ago
WTF?
Ever see anyone go down without a helmet? Not a pretty sight.
You seem to be presupposing that a helmet increases safety, which isn’t as clear-cut a case as it may seem.

Here’s an overview as to why. ('http://www.bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html')
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

iOS 18 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Friday April 12, 2024 11:11 am PDT by
iOS 18 is expected to be the "biggest" update in the iPhone's history. Below, we recap rumored features and changes for the iPhone. iOS 18 is rumored to include new generative AI features for Siri and many apps, and Apple plans to add RCS support to the Messages app for an improved texting experience between iPhones and Android devices. The update is also expected to introduce a more...
iGBA Feature

Game Boy Emulator for iPhone Now Available in App Store Following Rule Change [Removed]

Sunday April 14, 2024 8:06 am PDT by
A week after Apple updated its App Review Guidelines to permit retro game console emulators, a Game Boy emulator for the iPhone called iGBA has appeared in the App Store worldwide. The emulator is already one of the top free apps on the App Store charts. It was not entirely clear if Apple would allow emulators to work with all and any games, but iGBA is able to load any Game Boy ROMs that...
iGBA Feature

Apple Removes Game Boy Emulator iGBA From App Store Due to Spam and Copyright Violations

Sunday April 14, 2024 9:22 pm PDT by
Apple today said it removed Game Boy emulator iGBA from the App Store for violating the company's App Review Guidelines related to spam (section 4.3) and copyright (section 5.2), but it did not provide any specific details. iGBA was a copycat version of developer Riley Testut's open-source GBA4iOS app. The emulator rose to the top of the App Store charts following its release this weekend,...
iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

Apple's First AI Features in iOS 18 Reportedly Won't Use Cloud Servers

Sunday April 14, 2024 9:52 am PDT by
Apple's first set of new AI features planned for iOS 18 will not rely on cloud servers at all, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. "As the world awaits Apple's big AI unveiling on June 10, it looks like the initial wave of features will work entirely on device," said Gurman, in the Q&A section of his Power On newsletter today. "That means there's no cloud processing component to the...
new best buy blue

Best Buy Opens Up Sitewide Sale With Record Low Prices on M3 MacBook Air, iPad, and Much More

Saturday April 13, 2024 7:41 am PDT by
Best Buy this weekend has a big sale on Apple MacBooks and iPads, including new all-time low prices on the M3 MacBook Air, alongside the best prices we've ever seen on MacBook Pro, iPad, and more. Some of these deals require a My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total membership, which start at $49.99/year. In addition to exclusive access to select discounts, you'll get free 2-day shipping, an...
m3 mbp space black

M4 Macs Are Expected to Launch in This Order Starting Later This Year

Sunday April 14, 2024 10:40 am PDT by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently reported that the first Macs with M4 series chips will be released later this year, with more models to follow next year. In his Power On newsletter today, Gurman shared a more specific roadmap for these Macs. Here is the order in which Gurman expects the Macs to launch:1. A low-end 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M4, coming around the end of 2024. 2. A 24-inch ...
iOS NES Emulator Bimmy Feature

NES Emulator for iPhone and iPad Now Available on App Store [Removed]

Tuesday April 16, 2024 11:33 am PDT by
The first approved Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator for the iPhone and iPad was made available on the App Store today following Apple's rule change. The emulator is called Bimmy, and it was developed by Tom Salvo. On the App Store, Bimmy is described as a tool for testing and playing public domain/"homebrew" games created for the NES, but the app allows you to load ROMs for any...
top stories 13apr2024

Top Stories: M4 Mac Roadmap Leaked, New iPads in Second Week of May, and More

Saturday April 13, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's hardware roadmap was in the news this week, with things hopefully firming up for a launch of updated iPad Pro and iPad Air models next month while we look ahead to the other iPad models and a full lineup of M4-based Macs arriving starting later this year. We also heard some fresh rumors about iOS 18, due to be unveiled at WWDC in a couple of months, while we took a look at how things ...