Many Specialized helmets feature an exciting new device that helps your helmet protect you even more. ANGi from Specialized can call for help when you can’t. They’ve also added MIPS protection as an option on every helmet for even greater safety. Specialized has transformed the modern helmet into a live tracking device, accident detector, and safety beacon that connects you to help when you need it most. Now let’s dive into ANGi and MIPS.
The ANGi, which stands for Angular and G-Force indicator, is a patented device that contains sensors that measure forces that typically occur during a bicycle crash. Just pair the sensor with the Specialized Ride App, which is available for iOS and Android, and ANGi is ready to help.
The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt works in conjunction with the Specialized Ride App to support alerts from the Specialized ANGi crash detector. If ANGi detects a potential crash, the countdown timer will appear on the Wahoo display. In the event the rider is OK and doesn’t need to call for help, the alert can be cancelled from the computer itself.
If you happen to head out on a ride that will take you out of cell service ANGi still has you covered. You just set your estimated ride time before you head out. If you haven’t finished your ride within the time frame, ANGi will send a notification to your contacts with your last uploaded location.
Several Specialized helmet models now come equipped with an ANGi sensor, and all new Specialized helmets are ANGi-ready with a specially designed mount that makes attaching an aftermarket ANGi sensor quick and easy. The ANGi sensor can also be attached to almost any other helmet on the market today as an aftermarket accessory!
MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. Helmets have long been made with foam liners that are designed to deform on impact and reduce the energy that’s transferred to your brain. These foam liners are great for linear (straight) forces, but not as great when it comes to rotational forces or when your head hits at an angle. MIPS is a low-friction liner within the helmet that allows the helmet’s foam liner to rotate and reduce twisting forces your brain would otherwise experience.
Learn more about MIPS here.