MORGAN HILL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Livall, the leading designer and producer of smart bicycle riding systems, announced that it is establishing its US distribution network and will begin offering its equipment to US cyclists. The company’s advanced helmets, bikes and accessories use wearable technology to improve safety, communication and provide helpful information for riders. The company’s US headquarters is now established in Morgan Hill, CA.
Although US distribution is just beginning, Livall smart bicycle systems have already been applauded by segments of the market. The company conducted successful crowdfunding campaigns to develop its products with cycling enthusiasts at Indiegogo and Kickstarter, and was selected into the “Last Gadget Standing” event at CES in January 2016. TopGizmo recently named Livall helmets as one of the top crowdfunded wearable products of the year.
As the number of bicycle commuters rises in the US, cycling deaths are on an upward trend, according to a recent Forbes article and OECD report. Livall was established after its co-founder, Ken Liu, suffered an accident while cycling. An experienced cyclist and technologist, he realized that intelligently linking bicycle equipment and smartphones could significantly enhance riding safety and enjoyment. He began developing a family of products to enable SOS notification, highly visible lights and signaling, calling, music and sharing using Livall products coupled with iPhone or Android devices.
“Livall’s wearable technology provides unparalleled safety benefits, and a better overall cycling experience,” said Bill Gardner, Livall US Managing Director. “Smartphones have revolutionized other segments of modern society, and now it’s cycling’s turn. Livall smart bicycle systems will boost peace-of-mind and enjoyment for many cyclists, and maybe even boost the number of people who cycle.”
Livall Smart Riding System
At the heart of the smart riding system is the Livall Bling series of helmets. These LED-lighted helmets allow users to sync to the Livall Riding App on their smartphone. Riders use a handlebar mounted, Livall Bling Jet remote controller to conveniently operate directional turn signals and the helmet’s high visibility lights. The helmets monitor for sudden changes in speed, then send SOS alerts to emergency contacts in the event of an accident. The Bling series of helmets feature a built-in Bluetooth windproof microphone and Bluetooth speakers to provide cyclists with integrated communications and added features. With the press of a button, riders can answer a phone call, listen to music, initiate a walkie-talkie chat with fellow cyclists or even snap photos.
Livall also creates and distributes bikes and smart bicycling accessories. The patented Nano Cadence Sensor connects to the Livall Riding App to track performance including RPMs, speed, distance traveled and calories burned. The Livall phone holder features a recharging battery pack to extend smartphone battery life. The Livall models 8S and 9S smart riding bikes are optimized for Livall technology. Both models are constructed with strong and lightweight carbon fiber and include all of the smart riding accessories.
Livall will distribute its smart riding systems to consumers through major retailers, sporting goods outlets and bicycle specialty stores, with first shipments slated to begin later this month. Consumer and distribution support, and additional information about product availability can be found on the Livall website at www.livallusa.com
Livall is the leading designer and producer of smart bicycle riding systems. The company develops and distributes innovative products that integrate mobile phones and wearable sports equipment for a safer riding experience. The Livall Bling series of helmets are LED-lighted helmets that sync to the Livall smartphone app. A handlebar-mounted, Livall remote control operates directional turn signals and the helmet’s high visibility lights. Livall also creates and distributes smart bicycling accessories including the patented Nano Cadence Sensor to track performance. Founded by a group of avid cyclists, Livall creates innovative and useful products to help cyclists Live Smart and Ride Safe. The company has offices in Shenzhen, China and Morgan Hill, California.
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Forbes reference to cycling statistics: http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/02/24/the-more-cyclists-in-a-country-the-fewer-fatal-crashes-report-infographic/#ef1d2192af3f