The Smart Helmet That Takes Calls, Plays Music And Calls Your Mum When You Crash

COROS' SafeSound Road Helmet is a a gamechanger
09:45, 22 Jun 2020

When it comes to fitness, we’ve never had it so good with a wide array of technological wonders elevating our workouts, runs and swims to the next level. We can now track every step we take, every calorie we burn and even how well we’re sleeping thanks to the wide variety of on-the-go gadgets available to us. 

Cycling is no different, and with COROS’ smart helmets the long, winding road has never been more enjoyable. Using COROS’ Ear Opening Sound System (EOSS) audio platform, a unique technology that optimises a perfect blend of sound quality, the SafeSound Road Helmet allows you to stream your favourite music/podcast/audiobook, receive phone calls hands-free, and, more importantly, still allow you hear the open road and the wide world around you.

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It’s not just you, the rider, who just benefits from this nifty piece of tech, either. Should you encounter a nasty fall or collision on the road, you can take peace of mind from the fact that SafeSound's impact detection system will automatically notify your loved ones of your location.  An LED tail light also handily ensures complete and direct visibility to motorists on the road.

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It looks great, too. If you’re concerned that all that tech jammed in above your cranium sacrifices comfort for hi-tech gadgetry, fear not. Shedding 30g of weight for this model, this is actually COROS’ lightest helmet ever. 

The chin-strap is ultra comfortable and tri-glide sliders keep both the helmet and EOSS ear-piece snuggly in place throughout the duration of your ride. On top of that, a smart remote fits perfectly onto the handlebars, enabling you to take control of your audio and phone calls as you see fit.

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The COROS SafeSound helmet comes in three sizes; large, medium and small, as well as three different colours; red, white and black. The range starts at £104.99 for the Urban and Road versions, and £114.99 for the Mountain version and can be found at https://www.coros.com/road.php.