• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeding my expectations!

    • Written by JOSEF K from Los Gatos

    The helmet is absolutely solidly designed and built - and then comes the LED & smart part on top of it:
    It clearly increases safety through heightened visibility and the ability to communicate your turn-intentions and directions.
    The switch is easily and safely attached at the handlebar.
    I can‘t really tell much about the option to control the turn-signals through the watch-app; when I do a cycling workout, the cycling app is usually on the display and I‘m not sure if the turn-signal activation is working in real-time - but the thumb on the handlebar is so naturally doing this that it‘s no extra effort.
    The helmet sits and fits really well and I agree to the many other reviews. The twister/tightener at the back allows for a quick fine tuning.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Smart

    • Written by Jason P from Campbell

    PROS - it's a nice looking helmet with bright lights. I like that it's rechargeable rather than having to replace batteries. The signaling feature works fine using the handlebar remote (see more on Apple Watch gestures below).

    CONS - the Apple Watch integration was worse than non-functional. My signal would turn on at seemingly random times and then wouldn't turn on when I did the gestures I had set up. Once it was on, it was hard to get it to turn off; unless, of course, I wanted it to stay on, in which case it would turn itself off. In the end, it probably made my ride less safe because I was sending misleading signals to the cars around me and I was constantly distracted by what my helmet was doing instead of focusing on the ride. I gave up on using any of the "smart" features (so called) after about 2 days. Obviously this helmet is WAY too expensive to be just a helmet, which is what it has become for me. If the smart features are important to your purchasing decision, I would stay away. And if they are not important, find a less expensive option.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent helmet

    • Written by Bill G from Oakville

    As an avid cyclist I have a collection of helmets and bikes. This helmet is extremely comfortable and lightweight. It s well vented for keeping you cool. The lights are a definite game changer. The brightness is amazing and the ability to control them by switch or watch is fantastic. The only issue I had with my first use was the battery life. I made it about 1 1/2 hrs into my ride and the battery in the helmet was dead after starting on a full charge. I had it on slow flash so not sure if that affected the performance. Otherwise.......great helmet.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn signals actually WORK!

    • Written by Kam Fung T

    Doing hand signals I've never really had a car yield to me. But with the blinking directional lights, they do. Definitely going to keep riding with it in my commutes.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! A little small, but ok

    • Written by Vin L

    It's so convenient to have lights on my helmet and I always use the turn signal lights ahead of time for my turns. Love it! Only one thing: it would be great if the helmet could be a little bigger, it's a bit tight on the sides for me.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Drivers notice me!

    • Written by Zhan T from Sydney

    The helmet is a great fit, comfortable, and lighter than I expected after reading all the reviews.

    Battery life works for 5+ hours (not quite 6) on slow flash mode, and everything just works out of the box.

    Having the lights on the back of the bike and on the helmet really seems to make a difference on the road. It's like drivers seem to have a bit more respect for your space. That alone was worth it!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice helmet, useful

    • Written by Daniel S

    I can't seem to pair the helmet with the app, but the lights work just fine. I appreciate the feature that gives an audible sound when you turn the lights on and off. It's also great that it has a memory feature so I don't need to keep changing the settings for the flashing mode.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Safety No. 1 - Cool and Safe Helmet

    • Written by Amos Y from New York

    I'm all about cyclist safety so I have handlebar lights already. But I prefer to be as lit up as possible, since I ride home in the evenings. It fits comfortably on my head.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Helmet

    • Written by Lukas F from Folsom

    I must say I am "in love" with this helmet. I have ridden with this helmet on three separate rides in the last four days. Two rides I had to ride in complete darkness. The helmet not only illuminates but makes me feel so much safer since I have the extra layer of visibility. Also I am very pleased with how comfortable the helmet is and how easy it is to adjust. I have always traditionally worn another major branded helmet that is sold in bike shops and sports stores; and I must say as far as aerodynamics, breathability, comfort, and safety, the helmet either meets or exceeds the competition.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feeling Safe!

    • Written by Edith C

    I am confident drivers are more award of my presence when I use my turn signals and hand signals together. I definitely have more room to turn. Battery is fine, although I have a short commute, but I charge it at the end of the day for peace of mind. The automatic tracking works most of the time, but sometimes it doesn't record. Something that seems to need to be updated, but it's a minor gripe.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite helmet!

    • Written by Jemma S

    Absolutely my favorite gadget for my bike! The lights make me feel safer and more visible, especially at night. It's super comfortable too. The watch function didn't work at first, but I got a response from their support and re-calibrated it, it now works most of the time (although I prefer just using the remote). Would recommend!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Ready for Prime Time

    • Written by Deborah B from MOUNT PLEASANT

    Color me disappointed. It comes on one color--black. I can't really make it work as advertised. I set up my hand signals with the helmet & Watch, but it never stops beeping! The "slowing down" lights go on even when you're not stopping, and the whole assembly blinks intermittently (OK, it's apparently still in beta, but still). It's supposed to start automatic ride tracking as soon as you turn the helmet on, and apparently it does--BUT the Watch app still shows a start button that you have to press to track your ride and time. If your phone loses signal, even under trees, the mapping function is useless. I did 4.4 miles yesterday, and the tracking map showed 2.0. Integration of data with the Apple Watch seems problematic--it doesn't show up as a "source" of data on my Watch even when you tell it to sync. The Lumos Watch app shows zero information except elapsed time while you're riding. And worst of all, there is NO documentation from Apple OR Lumos about how these functions are supposed to work, no place to ask questions. I don't think the new Apple Watch integration capabilities add much to the previous model Lumos (which I also used this morning). Don't bother to use the Apple Watch Cycling Workout--it won't add exercise minutes or count steps (I had my iPhone in my pants pocket, so it counted steps for me) unless you're riding at a speed the Watch thinks is fast enough to count. For me, 30 minutes of riding around 10 mph gave me about 3 minutes of "exercise" on my Activity ring. Biking shouldn't be this hard.

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bike Helmet Ever

    • Written by Torv C from Corte Madera

    I can't speak more highly of the Lumos bike helmet--it's extremely comfortable and light on the head. And speaking of light, there's the 48 LEDs that make you extremely visible to traffic from a long distance. The turn signal indicators are a blessing when the streets are teeming with cars and the rear illumination is much more prominent than your basic seat post mounted bike light.

    To be clear, the Lumos helmet is NOT designed to illuminate the road--you definitely need a traditional bike headlight for that as the Lumos is designed to make you visible in traffic and visible you are!

    My only complaint, and it's pretty insignificant, is that the Apple Watch implementation is not quite there. Although I went through all the calibration steps as directed, the helmet's turn signal indicators seem to have a mind of their own in that they spontaneously turn on even though I've not moved my arm to initiate the turn signal. I suspect that the accelerometer in the Watch reacts to bumps in the road which causes the turn signals to engage. That said, I use the handlebar turn signals which work like a charm. I eagerly await the next firmware update to address those extremely minor issues.

    41 of 42 people found this useful