Sometimes your rides don’t always go as planned. That exact reason is why ICE. first took on their ICEdot Crash Sensor design. The quarter sized device detects the g-force of a crash and alerts your emergency contacts if you don’t disable the alarm.
While the crash sensor is designed to work when you are unconscious, their newest product will allow you to call for help even if you haven’t crashed. Called the Emergency Trigger, the new device is about the size of a nickel and will clip to helmet straps, bracelets, etc. Able to be used for keeping your family up to date on your whereabouts or a full on about for help, ICE. continues to make cycling a little safer any way possible…
Powered by a CR1225 watch battery, the Emergency Trigger is essentially just a button. Push it once and it will send out your location with GPS coordinates to the contacts in your emergency network. This could be used as a “hey, I’m on this side of town and I’m fine,” sort of thing, or a “hey, things are getting sketchy around here, if I don’t get back to you, send help,” scenario. Either way it’s mostly to be used in non-emergencies.
However, hold the button down and it will send out the emergency signal to all of your contacts to let them know that you are in trouble and need help immediately. This would be used in situations like a badly broken leg that is preventing you from riding home. Again, your emergency contacts will get a message with your exact GPS location so they can send help.
Designed to work off the existing ICE. App, the Emergency Trigger can be used in addition to the crash sensor for additional safety. The Bluetooth LE sensor will require a cell phone signal to work so it won’t be a solution for back country epics, but should be beneficial in many riding situations. The Trigger will offer an average battery life of 300 hours which could be longer but the Trigger uses a vibration feature to let you know that you have successfully activated the device even if you can’t see it. When you can see it, there is also an LED to show it’s working.
ICE. Plans to ship the Triggers in March with their own version. They are also continuing their partnership with POC which will result in a special POC edition Emergency Trigger sold through the protection and apparel brand. Shown as a rough 3D printed working prototype, the final versions will have similar design language as the Crash Sensor.