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The Lumos helmet has 48 LED lights and was successfully crowdfunded in 2015. It now supports hand-activated turn signals when used with an Apple Watch, and becomes the first bike helmet to be sold in Apple Stores

The Lumos smart helmet with integrated LED indicators now has updated connected features, including hand-activated turn signals and full integration with Strava. They will also now be available to buy in numerous Apple Stores across Europe and the US.  

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​Used in conjunction with an Apple Watch you now simply need to raise either your left or right arm depending on which way you're turning in order for the turn indicators to be activated, which is thanks to smart gesture recognition algorithms within the Lumos Apple Watch app. Without the watch, a button device attached to the handlebars deploys the indicators; although Lumos say the new hand signalling technology offers riders "a seamless, safer experience." 

The Lumos Helmet phone app has now been updated so you can use it to sync ride data with Strava and Apple Health, via enhanced bluetooth connectivity. You needn't worry about forgetting to start your ride either, as there's also an automatic start function. 

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Lumos Helmet began life as a Kickstarter, and was successfully crowdfunded back in 2015. Since then it has won the prestigious Beazely Designs of the Year award for Transportation, before finding its way into 300 Apple Stores worldwide. The UK RRP is £175 (we've found one here on BikeInn for £141.95) and you can find out more by visiting the Lumos website.   

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.