Angi by Specialized
Does your helmet call for help? This one does.
You wear a helmet as insurance against the unexpected, but what if the unexpected leaves you unable to call for help? Using 21st-century technology, Specialized transforms your helmet into a live tracking device, crash detector, and safety beacon that protects you before, during, and after a crash. Fitted to your helmet with its universal mount, ANGi's sensor measures the forces transmitted during an impact, and harmful rotational forces that can occur during crashes without head impacts. Traditional helmets protect your skull from impact trauma. Helmets with ANGi save your life.
Almost any helmet can be fitted with an ANGi sensor, but only Specialized helmets are designed to augment ANGi’s accuracy and reliability. Because Specialized’s helmets set industry benchmarks for fit, their Tri-Fix web splitters, HairPorts, 4X DryLite webbing, and light weight ensure ANGi stays in the ideal position for precise monitoring.
Should an accident occur, Specialized’s exclusive MIPS SL, Multi-Density EPS construction, and aramid-reinforced skeleton protect you by channeling harmful forces into the helmet, while activating ANGi when you need it most.
And ANGi isn’t just for Grand Tour professionals. Specialized has designed road, mountain, and children’s helmets especially for ANGi. Whatever your age, style, or discipline, ANGi will be there to make sure you’re okay.
ANGi is the culmination of years of research and development, but it all started on a training ride gone wrong. A small-business owner named Chris Zenthoefer was out riding alone when he got a call from a paramedic. The medic had just picked up another cyclist off the hood of a car, and called the last-dialed number on the cyclist’s cellphone. Chris answered, identified the cyclist to the medic, and then called the cyclist’s family to tell them what had happened. On his ride home, Chris realized he needed a way to make sure his family would know when he was riding, where he was riding, and, if he crashed, that help was on the way. He started developing a head crash sensor that, with Specialized’s help, became ANGi.
How it works
Use ANGi’s universal adapter to mount it to your helmet, or buy a Specialized ANGi-Compatible helmet (ANGi not included). Before your first ride with ANGi, pair it with your smartphone using Specialized’s Ride App, Strava, and/or Wahoo. If ANGi detects a crash during your ride, it connects to the Ride App, sounds an audible alarm, and begins a 15- to 90-second countdown. If you’re okay, you just cancel the countdown and keep riding. If you’re injured and unable to cancel the countdown, ANGi sends a text alert and your GPS location to your pre-chosen emergency contacts. If you’re riding beyond cellular coverage, that’s no problem. Just set your estimated ride time before you leave. If you haven’t completed your ride within that time frame, ANGi will notify your contacts with your last uploaded location.
ANGi is a ride tracker. ANGi lets your emergency contacts know you’re heading out for a ride and, if you choose, to follow your ride in real time.
ANGi is a crash detector. Wearing an ANGi-equipped helmet is like having a friend there making sure you’re okay.
ANGi is a safety beacon. If you’re hurt, ANGi alerts your emergency contacts that you’ve crashed and sends them your location.