June 16, 2021
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FARO by UNIT 1: A Sleek, Visibility-First Smart Helmet

Not so many bikers and skateboarders love wearing helmets, simply because they think of them as ugly and cumbersome. This is a problem that has been solved by the FARO Smart Helmet by Unit 1.

Features

The FARO Helmet is a practical bike helmet that features a unique, sleek, and modern design that is aimed at ensuring that you remain visible while on the road. It has amazing features such as a state-of-the-art light system, fall detection, and MIPS all of which are aimed at enhancing your riding experience.

The helmet features a design with effective ventilation, for a more comfortable ride. To ensure that you are not limited in any way, Unit 1 has included waterproof capabilities to this smart bike helmet, giving you the flexibility to ride even in the middle of a storm, if you want to.

The sleek, simple, and clean design of the helmet is something that will make you change your mind if you are of the opinion that helmets are ugly and less stylish. To enhance the sleek design of the FARO Smart Helmet, Unit 1 also included a magnetic buckle that is not only effective but also adds a wow factor to the helmet.

The lights used on this helmet are bright enough to enhance your safety especially when you have to ride at night. What’s more? There is a MIPS feature for better protection in the event of an accident and a fitting system that allows you to fine-tune the helmet’s fit to perfection. All these features have been added to this smart helmet with your safety in mind.

For added convenience and functionality, the lights on this helmet can be controlled from the FARO app. The lights have different flashing patterns, colors, and a day/night mode, all of which make it easier for you to communicate effectively while on the road. There is also a handlebar navigation remote with contoured buttons allowing for easy, no-look operation.

The FARO by Unit 1 smart helmet is available in three different sizes: Small (20.4” – 21.9”), Medium (21.9” – 23.2”), and Large (23.2” – 24.6”). You can also choose from four different colors: Stingray, Maverick, Juniper, and BlackBird.

As a smart helmet that has been designed to put you ahead of the game, this helmet also has fantastic smart features, mainly the automatic brake light, and fall detection. That means that you don’t have to struggle with notifying other road users when coming to a halt. The fall detection feature is not only amazing but also life-saving.

If you are interested in adding a HUD to your helmet, check out EyeRide

In the event of an accident, the FARO smart helmet detects the hard fall and waits for your response. If you fail to respond, FARO sends out an SOS message to a predetermined emergency contact with your location.

Specs summary

Sizes:
Small: 20.4” – 21.9” (52 – 55.5cm),
Medium: 21.9” – 23.2” (55.5 – 59cm),
Large: 23.2” – 24.6” (59 – 62.5cm)
Total weight: 480g
Light output: 500 lumens
Battery capacity: 1850 MAh
Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion
Power duration in a single charge: up to 10 hrs (depends on features being used)
Time required to charge fully: 3 hours
Charging port: Micro USB
Waterproofing: IPX6
Ventilation: 5 vents fixed ventilation
Safety features: Fall detection, MIPS protection, automatic braking light

Final thoughts

The FARO Smart Helmet is an amazing helmet that will make you want to wear it. With a design that enhances comfort and safety, your bike or skateboarding trips will be safer, and more enjoyable. You won’t have to put up with a helmet that seems like it’s there to distract your comfort and peace of mind.

FARO helmet

Although there are so many different smart helmets on the internet, FARO is a bit different due to its hidden light and ventilation system. Costing around $150, this helmet is not very expensive too. But before backing, keep in mind that their estimated delivery is May 2021 which is super far. I bet there would be better helmets in the market by then.

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