ANGi crash detector and emergency contact device
What does ANGi stand for?
Angular and G-Force indicator.
What does ANGi measure?
ANGi is a patented device that contains sensors designed to measure the linear and rotational forces transmitted to the helmet during an accident.
If the ANGi sensor detects potentially dangerous forces transmitted to the helmet that could indicate a crash during a Ride App ride recording, it will tell the Ride app to sound an alarm and start a countdown. If you’re okay, you can just cancel the countdown and keep riding. If you’re injured and unable to cancel the countdown, the Ride App will send a text alert to your emergency contacts telling them you may have been in an accident.
In addition to notifying your contacts that you may have crashed, ANGi and the Ride App will also send your location via GPS coordinates to the contacts you’ve marked to receive Emergency
Alerts in the Ride App.
If I haven’t been hurt in a crash, how much time do I have to cancel the countdown on my phone so my emergency contacts don’t get unnecessary alerts?
It’s up to you. When you connect ANGi to your phone and configure your settings in the Specialized Ride app, you’ll be able to determine the length of your countdown. More specifically, you can set how long you have between the moment ANGi detects a possible crash and the moment the Ride app sends an alert to your emergency contacts. The default countdown setting is 15 seconds. You can adjust your countdown (in 15-second increments) to last anywhere between 15 and 90 seconds.
Can I attach the ANGi sensor to an older Specialized helmet or a helmet from another brand?
ANGi sensors can be used with any cycling helmet that meets the installation criteria. Refer to this user manual to mount your ANGi sensor to an older Specialized helmet model, or a non-Specialized helmet to ensure correct installation.
Can I remove the ANGi sensor?
The sensor is attached by adhesive and can be removed, although we don’t recommend removing it. Once removed, the unit cannot be reattached.
Which devices are compatible with ANGi?
The Ride app is available for iPhones with iOS 13 or later and Android 7 or later.
How does ANGi “talk” with my phone?
ANGi connects to your phone through the Ride App via Bluetooth® Low Energy. The sensor will maintain a constant connection to the phone as long as it remains within range of the phone and as long as the Ride app is running.
If I get a new phone, do I have to re-register my ANGi sensor?
ANGi doesnot require registration. To use your ANGi from your new phone, simply download the Ride app and log in to your account.
Can I run other Bluetooth® devices while using ANGi?
Yes. ANGi should not conflict with other Bluetooth® connections such as audio, heart rate monitors, or power meters.
How long does the battery last?
Under normal conditions and regular riding, the battery should last six months. To extend your ANGi device's battery life, follow these pro tips:
- Connect ANGi every time you ride. This may sound counterintuitive, but riding without connecting ANGi will drain your battery. This is because when ANGi detects movement, it tries to wake up continuously, but if it never successfully connects causing rapid battery draw down. If you don't plan on recording your ride, but still want ANGi to be on, use Safety-only mode.
- Remove the battery when you're traveling. Say your helmet is in the trunk of your car or in your luggage — remove the ANGi battery until you're ready to ride again. Whenever ANGi senses motion, it will try to connect. Keep ANGi asleep by removing its battery.
Which battery does the ANGi sensor use?
ANGi uses a commonly available CR2032 battery.
Is ANGi waterproof?
Yes, ANGi is waterproof rated at IPx7. In other words, the sensor is waterproof when immersed for 30 minutes to a depth of 1 meter.
Can I record my ride within the Specialized Ride App and have it link up to STRAVA®?
Yes, you can link your STRAVA® account to the Ride App. Once you’ve done so, simply record your ride in the Ride App and it will automatically post to STRAVA® when you’re done riding.
Should I be concerned about radiation?
ANGi uses Bluetooth® Low-Energy. It is rated safe for its use and location by passing all radiation tests. The ANGi sensor is globally certified and meets all FCC and CE standards.
How does ANGi compare to ICEdot?
Specialized acquired ICEdot in 2017. ICEdot’s founder, Chris Zenthoefer, leads ANGi and Ride app development.
What other devices offer the same detection and notification capability as ANGi?
At this time, no other device or service on the market offers the same combination of impact and rotational force detection and automated notification.
How does ANGi compare to Garmin's Incident Detection Feature?
Garmin® uses an accelerometer to determine if there's an impact to the bicycle. The regular motion of riding, starting, and stopping can trigger false alarms. Additionally, an impact to a bike that triggers the alarm can happen even when the rider is unharmed.
ANGi is attached to the helmet and is specifically designed to measure linear and rotational forces transmitted to the helmet during an accident. The sensor is specifically looking for crashes that deliver dangerous forces that could result in a rider being unable to seek help themselves. ANGi is designed to get riders help when they need it most.
If the sensor goes off after I’ve crashed, but my helmet shows no signs of damage, is it ok to keep using the helmet?
Even if your sensor doesn’t go off during a crash, you should replace your helmet in the event that it hit something. The EPS foam liner may have been damaged, even if it isn’t visible. For more information about helmets, see our Helmets page.
Why didn't ANGi start an incident countdown after I crashed?
ANGi is specifically calibrated to send impact alerts to the Ride app once the impact threshold has been met. This reduces the likelihood of the device reporting false positive impacts and is designed to trigger only during times when you couldn't signal for help on your own. Additionally, in order for ANGi to send impact alerts to the phone, a ride must be in progress on the Ride app to relay the crash.