Revio — formerly GearBrake — is gearing up to launch its most innovative product yet.
The company makes motorcycle accessories like the GearBrake, a unit that senses deceleration and flashes brake lights for the rider’s safety. And now there’s the Impulse, a “wearable” for your bike and an alarm unit. It tracks your rides and also notifies you when your bike has been tampered with.
Impulse goes on pre-sale on Thursday, July 21, at 8 a.m. Early supporters will be able to get the pre-order price of $199. Delivery is expected to be in March 2017.
According to a video that highlights the device’s attributes, it “monitors every aspect of your ride.” That includes your speed, lean angle, acceleration and braking. It also maps your routes and allows you to share your rides with friends or plan new routes. You also can add notes to your rides, and there’s a crash notification function that can call the authorities or a designated emergency number if that happens.
Impulse also tracks your voltage and alerts you when your battery levels are low. The alarm can sense when the motorcycle is jostled and will sound an alert to notify you. The GPS will allow you to track your bike if someone steals it.
Insider talked to Revio co-founder Chris Bailey after he returned from TechStars Mobility in Detroit last summer. During that accelerator program, GearBrake pivoted and rebranded as Revio as they started to develop Impulse.
In addition to being accepted to the highly selective TechStars program, Bailey won the 2014 Venture Sharks competition, the 2014 Vogt awards, and the 2014 Kentucky State Pitch Competition Contest. GearBrake was in the fall 2014 Velocity cohort and was the accelerator’s first hardware company.
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