Top Apps to Enhance Biker Safety
Mobile apps have taken over our lives, and you get to use an app at some point during the day. The bike industry hasn’t been left behind, with companies coming up with innovative apps to help in bike safety. The two-wheel adrenaline rush might be a way to avoid the digital world, but you can’t overlook the different ways that technology can improve your riding experience. Today we look at some of the apps that can add to your safety while on the road.
Road Trip (iOS)
This app gives you exhaustive information regarding your fuel mileage. Crucial to your safety is the information it offers on the service and repair status of your bike. You wouldn’t want to be caught off-guard by an item that requires repair. Road Trip keeps a tab on the service log and sends you a reminder when the repair or service is due.
Skymotion (iOS, Android, windows)
This app uses a combination of motion tracking, GPS, radar maps and precise prediction algorithms to tell you what the weather will be like. The app gives you a clue on approaching rain, snow, sleet and hail. You choose 1, 5 or 15-minute time intervals. You can enter the location manually or let the app determine the location by GPS. Once you know what waits for you ahead, you can zip on your waterproof gear or seek shelter.
Pocket First Aid & CPR (iOS, Android)
Occasionally you want to get off the beaten path and ride your bike on less-known roads. These roads offer fun, and risk as well. You need to have an app that guides you on what to do when you are injured. The Pocket First Aid & CPR app is what you need. The app gives you interactive pages and video tutorials to help you handle first aid situations ranging from bandaging cuts to creating a splint for a broken bone.
The best thing about the app is that it doesn’t rely on a data connection to work – the information is available in your local phone storage.
One of the most annoying aspects of riding on the highway is speed fines. Trapster logs millions of speed tracking mechanisms and gives you a warning when you approach any one of them. The app comes with a bonus – users report restricted lanes, construction sites, red light cameras, accidents and more. The app keeps you safe from unpleasant riding conditions and potential road hazards.
CAA Bike Safety App (iOS)
You use the road with a host of other users, including motorists. This app is for both motorists and bikers. The app educates both of you on road rules complete with a quiz to test your knowledge. This knowledge is also ideal for new riders as they prepare to start riding.
The fun of riding is getting on your bike and heading into the unknown. However, you need to stay safe all the time. One way to do this is to use these apps to understand the route, know what to do in case of an emergency and avoid bad weather and much more. You also need to explore great suggestions by experts in the field.