Now Specialized helmets call for help if you crash

New ANGi tech detects a crash and sends out an alert. All 2019 helmets will come with a MIPS option

ANGi stands for Angular and G-Force Indicator. It’s a patented sensor with an accelerometer and gyroscope, which is mounted on Specialized’s helmets and detects a crash, working with a phone app as a safety beacon to alert your preferred contacts. As well as impact forces, it also measures rotational forces, even if there’s no actual impact on the helmet.

Specialized says that from the start of 2019, all its helmets will either include an ANGi sensor or have an attachment point for the device, which can be purchased separately from its retailers and its website. The ANGi sensor runs for a claimed six months on a single CR2032 cell. Once you've finished your ride, it will go into sleep mode.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.