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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor

This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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9 Comments

  1. Bart

    Nice gadget - but I fail to see the practical side of this one. On the bike the HR strap is not impractical, and probably more accurate in the long run. The only application would be on a sort of daily commuter ride - but if you are serious about it, you change clothes at work anyway. Rather see those helmets come with integrated lighting solutions - infinitely more useful in my opinionm and more in line with the goal of a helmet. Why not combine both and have a nice red taillight flash at the pulse of your current heartrate? When you evaluate this product, could you expand a bit on the intended audience?

    • Rainmaker replied

      One of the things I hear most common is that heart rate accuracy on the bike can be difficult - especially in non-peak summer months where the temps are cooler and thus less connectivity from a perspiration standpoint. The reason is that it's often dried out and thus makes getting good connection tough (producing spiking numbers). This eliminates that problem (in theory).

    • benjam42 replied

      Lazer make a 'Taillight' for a few helmet models. I have one (extra cost accessory) for both my O2 and my wife's Genesis. It's a LED that does constant or flashing modes and fits into the small barrel on top for adjusting the size. The kit replaces the plate surrounding the barrel too. Pretty neat if you can find one. I'm guessing it doesn't come with the Smart by default though.

      Cheers,
      Ben

  2. Bart

    I see that there is a head band from LifeBeam also. It is advertised as being both bluetooth smart and ant+. This would appear to be much for practical. You could wear it under you bike helmet as well as run with it.

  3. Patrick Brochu

    Just a comment about transplanting the guts of the helmet into a different helmet. I did just that last night, and had no issues at all. The sensor part and padding is simply velcro'ed to the helmet, and therefore can easily be removed. The brains of the unit is double-taped to the helmet. With a bit of dental floss to cut through the tape and some patience, it can be detached from the helmet with no damage. I reattached everything to my Giro Aeon helmet and the whole setup is so much more comfortable than the Lazer helmet. The Giro Helmet would need to be cut for the brains to fit nicely, but this is probably not a good idea to start hacking a bike helmet.

  4. Patrick M.

    Any idea what they mean by "Motion Resistance"?

  5. Daoud

    Queue need an update...