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.
There are 10 white LEDs on the front, 38 red LEDs on the back, and 11 amber LEDs that 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.
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.
The Lumos Helmet also has a beta feature that’s able to detect when you’re using the hand brake 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.
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.