Gadget of the Day: A Bike Navigator That Keeps Your Eyes on the Road

The Hammerhead straps onto your handlebars, using bright LEDs to point you in the right direction.

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Hammerhead

The Hammerhead is the newest thing in bike navigation. The $75 gadget snaps onto the handlebars and connects to an iOS app for directional information (Android compatibility is in development). Bright LEDs, positioned to be detectable through peripheral vision, alert the rider of turns, along with road closures or disruptions. The Hammerhead also hopes to make social biking easier by crowdsourcing shareable bike routes through Strava and MapMyRide and guiding users to meet up with "riding buddies" who are also out on the road.

It even straps onto bikeshare models. 

Watch the demo:

The Hammerhead team is currently running a $145,000 crowdfunding campaign on the new hardware-focused platform, Dragon Innovation. Progress so far? $19,009 with 31 days left.

(h/t CNET
 
All images courtesy of Hammerhead

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