Notices
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

ANGi

Old 06-13-19, 07:40 AM
  #1  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
Thread Starter
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,052

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9136 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
ANGi

No, not the Stones song. ANGi is a gizmo that Specialized brought out to alert your family/friends if you are in a crash. I recently bought a new helmet and it has this gizmo on it. I just activated it and it seems to work. I have not tried it on the road just yet. Most of my rides are club/group rides and I won't even use it, but I sometimes do ride solo and plan to run it for those occasional solo rides.

Anyone using it?

I believe there is a way for it to email your contacts of your location every 5 minutes (even if you are NOT in a crash) but I don't see how to turn this option on/off. I do see it sends an email when a ride is started/stopped and that worked on my 0.0 mile "test ride" when I set device up.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-13-19, 10:19 AM
  #2  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
Thread Starter
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,052

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9136 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
Oh, nevermind. I read up dcrainmaker's review and the device allows your contacts to log into a site that shows your position every 5 minutes.

That said, feel free to post your experience if you wish.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-13-19, 11:08 AM
  #3  
jadocs
Senior Member
 
jadocs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 932

Bikes: Litespeed T2 Disc, Fondirest P4 Carbon, Fuji Cross 2.0, Specialized Fatboy

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 382 Post(s)
Liked 107 Times in 83 Posts
iPhone has a native app called “FindFriends” it shows your location every minute and it’s free. Also cycling computers have a track option as well. I believe Garmin uses the accelerometer to notify recipients in you are involved in a crash, Wahoo notifies recipients when a ride is started and also allows one to track. All free...When I saw this advertised earlier from Specialized, I was wondering what they were thinking and who they were targeting with this subscription based capability. Everyone has a phone.
jadocs is offline  
Old 06-13-19, 12:11 PM
  #4  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
Thread Starter
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,052

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9136 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
^ All good points. I don't know if I would have bought this but it came with the new helmet I needed (Prevail II MIPS) and includes a 1 year subscription so it's no additional cost to me.

In their defense, I don't know how well the Garmin crash sensor/alert system works, and a head/helmet based one makes more sense to me.

Would I have bought the thing if it did not come with my helmet? No. But since I have it, I will likely use it at least on solo rides.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-13-19, 01:21 PM
  #5  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,784

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 233 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6822 Post(s)
Liked 651 Times in 409 Posts
This changes everything.


-Tim-
TimothyH is offline  
Old 06-13-19, 02:09 PM
  #6  
surak
Senior Member
 
surak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 740

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix, Giant Contend SL Disc 2, Priority Continuum Onyx, Santana Vision, Kent Dual-Drive Tandem, Priority Classic

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 283 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 23 Posts
The Garmin crash detection sucks, as in alerts when I sprint for a segment and then stop (no hard braking) at the next red light. I don't have ANGi but Specialized changed the pricing model to no longer require a subscription.
surak is offline  
Old 06-13-19, 02:26 PM
  #7  
ksryder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,180

Bikes: yes

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 954 Post(s)
Liked 243 Times in 144 Posts
You can't say we never tried.
ksryder is offline  
Old 06-13-19, 10:34 PM
  #8  
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 19,652
Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8856 Post(s)
Liked 595 Times in 361 Posts
I usually defend Garmin because I think they suck a little bit less than everyone else thinks. But I've literally never heard a good thing about their crash detection.
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Old 06-16-19, 11:44 AM
  #9  
John_V 
Senior Member
 
John_V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,328

Bikes: 2017 Colnago C-RS, 2012 Colnago Ace, 2010 Giant Cypress hybrid

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 324 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
RoadID has a free crash detection app that works really well. I have it on my iPhone and tested it by dropping my bike in the yard and it sent me an email as soon as it detected that the phone, mounted on the handlebar, had taken a jolt and did not move for the set time.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Sy Reene
Commuting
2
09-12-16 08:48 AM
brawlo
Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area
23
01-22-14 01:35 PM
JeffOYB
Advocacy & Safety
93
06-23-11 01:40 PM
skydive69
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
38
11-19-10 11:24 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.