• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn signals actually WORK!

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! A little small, but ok

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Drivers notice me!

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice helmet, useful

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Safety No. 1 - Cool and Safe Helmet

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Helmet

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feeling Safe!

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite helmet!

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Ready for Prime Time

    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.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bike Helmet Ever

    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.

    24 of 24 people found this useful