Ridersmate is a GPS safety device that automatically sends a text message to designated contacts in the event of the rider coming off their bike.
The device is attached to the bike and to the rider with a detachable jack plug. If the rider falls off the jack plug detaches from the ride and triggers a text message to be sent to up to three pre-programmed contacts.
The text message includes information of the longitude, latitude, altitude, speed, heading and direction of the rider, as well as an embedded link which shows the recipient the location of the rider on their smartphone map.
If the device is set off by accident, as could happen with trails riding where tumbles are fairly commonplace, plugging the jack plug back into the device sends a second text message notifying emergency contacts of the false alarm. Similarly the device can be manually used to send an emergency message, and a non-emergency message. As well as tracking and storing ride information.
Ridersmate is stated to have eight hours battery life, and can be re-charged by USB. The device will retail for £249 pounds, though you can get one for £199 if you back the kickstarter.
For more information visit the Ridersmate website.