Wahoo have just added Specialized ANGi support to all 3 of their ELEMNT devices through today’s firmware updates
Specialized ANGi is a helmet-mounted sensor that measures the forces transmitted to your helmet during a crash, as well as the harmful rotational forces that occur during crashes when your helmet doesn’t actually impact the ground.
I’ll add more info here as I get it, it’s only the ELEMNTs (not the app) that are stated now to have ANGi support however that support probably was silently added into the app some time ago. So I’m expecting to be able to clarify over the next few days what works with what. The Wahoo companion app already works with STRAVA Summit and should pair to the ELEMNT itself to enable the notifications shown above.
- ANGi stands for Angular and G-Force indicator.
- ANGi is a patented device that contains sensors designed to measure the linear and rotational forces that typically occur during a bicycle crash.
- ANGi contains an accelerometer and a gyro for measurement of linear and rotational forces. GPS functionality is provided via the phone/app that your ANGi sensor is connected to.
- If the ANGi sensor detects a potential crash during your ride, it will connect to the Ride App on your smartphone, sound an alarm, and start a countdown. If you’re okay, you just cancel the countdown and keep riding. If you’re injured and unable to cancel the countdown, however, 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 all of the contacts you’ve listed in the Ride App.
- All-new Specialized helmets from 2019 onwards are ANGi-ready and feature a specially-designed mount that makes attaching an aftermarket ANGi sensor quick and easy.
- ANGi connects via low-energy Bluetooth®. The sensor does not maintain a constant connection to the phone but instead connects itself at the start of a ride when activated. It then disconnects itself and only reconnects when it needs to.
- ANGi does not conflict with other Bluetooth connections, including audio, heart rate monitors, or power meters.
- The CR2032 battery should last six months
- ANGi is waterproof rated at IPx7.
- Since ANGi communicates through your wireless provider and requires a signal at all times for full functionality, you might wonder what happens if your ride takes you outside of cell service? In this scenario, ANGi is able to monitor your safety differently. Set your estimated ride time before you head out. All you need is an active data signal when you start your session. If you haven’t completed your ride within that time frame, ANGi will send a notification to your contacts with your last uploaded location. This will happen regardless of whether you have cell phone service or not. Refer to the app and user manual for full functionality.
- **ASSUME WAHOO SAME HERE** 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.
- 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 on 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 to the head. 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.
- As well as the new ELEMNT firmware, ANGi owners will need to update the ANGi firmware via Specialized
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