So I've reviewed a smart watch before and now I thought its time to review another smart device. This time it's the Vanhawks Valour, the worlds first actual smart bike designed by Sohaib Zahid and Ali Zahid. They have debuted their product on a website called kickstarter. If you aren't familiar with kickstarter, it is a funding platform for creative projects including film, art, games, design, photography, and more. Kickstarter has seen some great projects in its time including the Pebble smart watch which I reviewed a while back and the Form 1.
The Vanhawks Valour is the first connected bike that simply connects to your phone using the app, from then on you'll be able to track your performance and GPS tracking. The bike can also give you directions, and alert you if there is a passing car while you ride, cool right? The Valour includes a number of sensors including Bluetooth 4.0, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer and many more. These sensors will allow the bike to achieve what it needs to stay smart and always connected. The project has passed it's 100k pledge which means the project will be ready to ship and available later this year. I'm sure the Valour is going to be a massive hit when it releases. It's a new generation for biking and I'm sure we'll see more people designing awesome smart bikes just like this one.
When it comes to the bike side of things this happens to be a totally normal bike so it should be repairable from your local bike guy. Even with so much technology built inside, the Vannhawk still performs as a normal bike just with a sleeker carbon fibre chassis. The Valour can be available in two colours, a matte white and a naked carbon. You can also choose the rim colours. These include a black and white colour. The bike is equipped with an ergonomic seat and pedals to ensure you get the most comfortable ride possible. You can check out their Kickstarter page here.
I think the designers have done a great job on this project, hopefully in the future I'll be able to own one of these sweet bikes but for now thanks for reading. Till next time, Adil. :)