If you love riding around on your bike but would love to have a navigation system, there are a couple of ways around that. You can buy a regular navigation system from the likes of Garmin and have it mounted on your handlebars, or you could buy a mount for your phone and mount in your handlebars and use apps like Google Maps or Waze.
Alternatively you could always consider investing in a device on Kickstarter called SmartHalo. As you can see in the video above, SmartHalo is a turn-by-turn navigational system designed for cyclists in mind. The idea is that unlike navigational apps and devices that rely on your looking at the map, SmartHalo will simply rely on visual cues.
This is a great idea since when on a bike, it does not exactly allow sound to carry through easily, so audio cues aren’t much help either. On top of providing navigation, SmartHalo will act as a beacon so that you can track your bike if it is stolen or if you forgot where you’ve parked it. It can also function as an alarm should the thief try to remove it.
Now as it stands, SmartHalo exists as a Kickstarter project but the project has since surpassed its original goal of $67,000. If you’d like to pledge your support you still can by heading on over to its Kickstarter page.