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Livall MT1 Bluetooth Smart Cycling Helmet. £49.99 delivered from Aldi
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Livall MT1 Bluetooth Smart Cycling Helmet. £49.99 delivered from Aldi

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Posted 16th Apr

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A quality smart helmet retailing for around the £100 mark elsewhere. Aldi have reduced it from £69.99 to £49.99

Unlike a lot of Aldi stuff, this product is from a known brand and widely available for nearly twice the price. Manufacturer direct link here livall.co.uk/pro…t1/

I'm particularly drawn to the handlebar controller. Looks a decent bit of design.

You could just wear it around the house for handsfree calls and music, in place of headphones...

From manufacturer website:

Features:
  • Smart LED Lights: Wireless turn signals for left or right signals ,noticeable from quite a distance. Adds security of better visibility to autos and other cyclists, adds greatly to your road presence.
  • Advanced Bluetooth speaker: High quality Stereo or sound effect,Well designed for Walkie – talkie. perfect for enjoying your hands – free communication and riding music.
  • SOS ALERT: Timely Rescue in Case of Accidents, connect helmet with LIVALL RIDING APP, helmet emergency signals turned on, sos signals sent to your emergency contacts on impact immediately.
  • Smart Bling Jet Controller: With design patent certificate. Pair with the helmet successfully, show functions with answer calls, take photos, Walkie – talkie, control the turn signals and music player.
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Its sad we need these, I have been living in The Netherlands where virtually no one wheres a helmet and has one of the lowest % of accidents per cyclist in the world, we should be designing infrastructure like this.

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Bought, good deal
Think I’ll give this a go as I’ll be cycling to work sometime soon. Worst case I’ll take it back saying it doesn’t fit. Thanks OP. Heat added
Personally I would ditch the gimmicks and get a helmet with MIPS protection and pay a little more. Your head and brain will thank you.
Web_Freeby17/04/2020 07:43

Personally I would ditch the gimmicks and get a helmet with MIPS …Personally I would ditch the gimmicks and get a helmet with MIPS protection and pay a little more. Your head and brain will thank you.


I’ve got other helmets too and would never ride without one. This gets good reviews
One of the most critical points with a helmet is weight and that isn't mentioned anywhere...
bwaarp17/04/2020 08:19

One of the most critical points with a helmet is weight and that isn't …One of the most critical points with a helmet is weight and that isn't mentioned anywhere...


I’ve got one of these and use it for my commute everyday. It’s quite comfy and it doesn’t feel too heavy at all!

As “smart” as it is I don’t think I’ve used those features in the 6 weeks or so I’ve had it apart from to play around and make sure they work when I first got it!
Its sad we need these, I have been living in The Netherlands where virtually no one wheres a helmet and has one of the lowest % of accidents per cyclist in the world, we should be designing infrastructure like this.

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Web_Freeby17/04/2020 07:43

Personally I would ditch the gimmicks and get a helmet with MIPS …Personally I would ditch the gimmicks and get a helmet with MIPS protection and pay a little more. Your head and brain will thank you.



Totally agree.
I cycle in the city and would love indicators to make my life easier but when choosing a helmet my first priority is fit and the second is MIPS.
Still voted hot though - it's a good price if it fits you and if much of your cycling is on busy roads then the lights are handy.

MIPS (or equivalent) equipped helmets are significantly safer than non-MIPS helmets
helmet.beam.vt.edu/bic…tml

The cheapest I can find a MIPS helmet that Virginia Tech gave a 5 star rating is this Bell which is £40 (with free P&P) if you use the code BNS20.
I can't post it as a deal because apparently their website doesn't have enough reviews to be a HUKD approved retailer.
bellbikehelmets.co.uk/pro…ng=
Edited by: "ArthurDent1" 17th Apr
Looks awful, never heard of the brand, better options out there, full of gimmicks, voted cold



Note that a number of comments say that theirs did not come with a cover on the Micro Usb Charging port, which would be something worth checking.
ArthurDent117/04/2020 10:13

Totally agree.I cycle in the city and would love indicators to make my …Totally agree.I cycle in the city and would love indicators to make my life easier but when choosing a helmet my first priority is fit and the second is MIPS.Still voted hot though - it's a good price if it fits you and if much of your cycling is on busy roads then the lights are handy.MIPS (or equivalent) equipped helmets are significantly safer than non-MIPS helmetshttps://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.htmlThe cheapest I can find a MIPS helmet that Virginia Tech gave a 5 star rating is this Bell which is £40 (with free P&P) if you use the code BNS20.I can't post it as a deal because apparently their website doesn't have enough reviews to be a HUKD approved retailer.https://www.bellbikehelmets.co.uk/products/detail/BEHFORML/formula-led-mips-road-helmet/?ng=


BNS20 only works on full price items, does not bring the price down to £40 sadly.
crocodilezzz17/04/2020 11:49

BNS20 only works on full price items, does not bring the price down to £40 …BNS20 only works on full price items, does not bring the price down to £40 sadly.



Weird. It worked for me this morning, but not working now.
Paid 79.99 last November, still unwrapped , Was due to start using it end of feb , but do think its a great bit of kit and at 49.99 or £40... bargain
Cheers, ordered one.
ArthurDent117/04/2020 10:13

Totally agree.I cycle in the city and would love indicators to make my …Totally agree.I cycle in the city and would love indicators to make my life easier but when choosing a helmet my first priority is fit and the second is MIPS.Still voted hot though - it's a good price if it fits you and if much of your cycling is on busy roads then the lights are handy.MIPS (or equivalent) equipped helmets are significantly safer than non-MIPS helmetshttps://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.htmlThe cheapest I can find a MIPS helmet that Virginia Tech gave a 5 star rating is this Bell which is £40 (with free P&P) if you use the code BNS20.I can't post it as a deal because apparently their website doesn't have enough reviews to be a HUKD approved retailer.https://www.bellbikehelmets.co.uk/products/detail/BEHFORML/formula-led-mips-road-helmet/?ng=


While MIPs helmets are 10% better at handling rotational forces I personally don't think the price is justified as long as you have a fully certified helmet that is the most important thing plus also if you pay a lot for a helmet you may be more reluctant to replace it if it gets a small knock or you drop it etc because you have paid so much for the helmet. If MIPs technology was critical to safety surely it would be part of the testing process and certification. There is a impartial article here showing the pros and cons.


irideup.com/is-…it/


So even some helmet safety organisations don't recognise the significance of the improvements of MIPs. I think when certification starts recognising MIPs and similar technology as an enhancement to safety then it will definitely be worth paying for but at the moment the safety gains may be minor and should not ever slow down how frequently you change your helmet. Planet X do a range of great value fully certified helmets often at a fraction of the price of more premium brands and many of those higher end brands are sourced from the same factories in Asia. People need to understand MIPs is licensed and patented technology that has absolutely no connection with official safety testing and certification but sometimes it is presented in a way that makes you think it is as if it is some extension to official safety standards which it most definitely isn't. I could sell bicycle helmets with 10% thicker shells and show in certain conditions it could provide 40% improvement against sharp impacts to the head, I could call it 'Hard Nut' technology but the % of such sharp impacts may be very low and the reality for it would be maybe only a 0.05% increase in head protection for the average accident. The official certification is focused purely on maximising safety without a commercial connection.
ArthurDent117/04/2020 10:13

Totally agree.I cycle in the city and would love indicators to make my …Totally agree.I cycle in the city and would love indicators to make my life easier but when choosing a helmet my first priority is fit and the second is MIPS.Still voted hot though - it's a good price if it fits you and if much of your cycling is on busy roads then the lights are handy.MIPS (or equivalent) equipped helmets are significantly safer than non-MIPS helmetshttps://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.htmlThe cheapest I can find a MIPS helmet that Virginia Tech gave a 5 star rating is this Bell which is £40 (with free P&P) if you use the code BNS20.I can't post it as a deal because apparently their website doesn't have enough reviews to be a HUKD approved retailer.https://www.bellbikehelmets.co.uk/products/detail/BEHFORML/formula-led-mips-road-helmet/?ng=


what's the cheapest 5 star MIPS for a woman that you can find - many thanks i ordered the guys one you recommended. nered one for the wife now.
bonzobanana18/04/2020 11:45

While MIPs helmets are 10% better at handling rotational forces I …While MIPs helmets are 10% better at handling rotational forces I personally don't think the price is justified as long as you have a fully certified helmet that is the most important thing plus also if you pay a lot for a helmet you may be more reluctant to replace it if it gets a small knock or you drop it etc because you have paid so much for the helmet. If MIPs technology was critical to safety surely it would be part of the testing process and certification. There is a impartial article here showing the pros and cons.https://www.irideup.com/is-mips-worth-it/#tab-con-16So even some helmet safety organisations don't recognise the significance of the improvements of MIPs. I think when certification starts recognising MIPs and similar technology as an enhancement to safety then it will definitely be worth paying for but at the moment the safety gains may be minor and should not ever slow down how frequently you change your helmet. Planet X do a range of great value fully certified helmets often at a fraction of the price of more premium brands and many of those higher end brands are sourced from the same factories in Asia. People need to understand MIPs is licensed and patented technology that has absolutely no connection with official safety testing and certification but sometimes it is presented in a way that makes you think it is as if it is some extension to official safety standards which it most definitely isn't. I could sell bicycle helmets with 10% thicker shells and show in certain conditions it could provide 40% improvement against sharp impacts to the head, I could call it 'Hard Nut' technology but the % of such sharp impacts may be very low and the reality for it would be maybe only a 0.05% increase in head protection for the average accident. The official certification is focused purely on maximising safety without a commercial connection.


I don't rate MIPS over Wavecell - the Virginia Tech results suggest they do the same thing. I'd buy whichever fits, if they both fit, whichever costs less or looks better.

Official certifications are about a minimum standard. It's not a very high standard.

Making helmets thicker might help in some ways, bit it'd make things worse in other ways - adding to the damage to brains and necks caused by rotation.

My helmet's not MIPS because I struggled to find one that's a good fit for my apparently weirdly shaped head. They don't make the model I have anymore, so when I replace it I'll start by trying on some MIPS/Wavecell (or whatever other competing systems become available). The Virginia Tech data is the best thing we have to go on (the comments you've linked to were written before the Virginia Tech tests when there was no data to demonstrate whether it made a difference, they're out of date now).
ArthurDent119/04/2020 00:38

I don't rate MIPS over Wavecell - the Virginia Tech results suggest they …I don't rate MIPS over Wavecell - the Virginia Tech results suggest they do the same thing. I'd buy whichever fits, if they both fit, whichever costs less or looks better.Official certifications are about a minimum standard. It's not a very high standard.Making helmets thicker might help in some ways, bit it'd make things worse in other ways - adding to the damage to brains and necks caused by rotation.My helmet's not MIPS because I struggled to find one that's a good fit for my apparently weirdly shaped head. They don't make the model I have anymore, so when I replace it I'll start by trying on some MIPS/Wavecell (or whatever other competing systems become available). The Virginia Tech data is the best thing we have to go on (the comments you've linked to were written before the Virginia Tech tests when there was no data to demonstrate whether it made a difference, they're out of date now).


Hi mate any recommendations for a female helmet?
ArthurDent119/04/2020 00:38

I don't rate MIPS over Wavecell - the Virginia Tech results suggest they …I don't rate MIPS over Wavecell - the Virginia Tech results suggest they do the same thing. I'd buy whichever fits, if they both fit, whichever costs less or looks better.Official certifications are about a minimum standard. It's not a very high standard.Making helmets thicker might help in some ways, bit it'd make things worse in other ways - adding to the damage to brains and necks caused by rotation.My helmet's not MIPS because I struggled to find one that's a good fit for my apparently weirdly shaped head. They don't make the model I have anymore, so when I replace it I'll start by trying on some MIPS/Wavecell (or whatever other competing systems become available). The Virginia Tech data is the best thing we have to go on (the comments you've linked to were written before the Virginia Tech tests when there was no data to demonstrate whether it made a difference, they're out of date now).


I disagreeI about certification being about the minimum standards, one of my previous jobs was a compliance officer and the certification was a right pain for many products especially for PPE where not only the final product but the component supplier's had to be certified too and the manufacturer was not allowed to go to other component supplier's or the certification was voided. PPE was taken very seriously with a huge number of tests. You seem to be suggesting the actual main certification is somehow a low level and MIPs a commercial licensed technology that is not part of the certification process is somehow above it. It would be completely illegal to sell a helmet with only MIPs technology that wasn't certified in all major markets of the world.
bonzobanana19/04/2020 22:27

I disagreeI about certification being about the minimum standards, one of …I disagreeI about certification being about the minimum standards, one of my previous jobs was a compliance officer and the certification was a right pain for many products especially for PPE where not only the final product but the component supplier's had to be certified too and the manufacturer was not allowed to go to other component supplier's or the certification was voided. PPE was taken very seriously with a huge number of tests. You seem to be suggesting the actual main certification is somehow a low level and MIPs a commercial licensed technology that is not part of the certification process is somehow above it. It would be completely illegal to sell a helmet with only MIPs technology that wasn't certified in all major markets of the world.


All MIPS helmets meet the legal standard.
According to the Virginia Tech tests all the high scoring helmets were equipped with either MIPS or Wavecell. All the helmets they tested met the legal standard.
So yes, it appears that MIPS equipped helmets exceeded the legal certification by a greater margin than other, non-MIPS helmets.
I'd don't see how you can argue with that?
Sonny_A19/04/2020 08:35

Hi mate any recommendations for a female helmet?


Sorry, I don't really have ant recommendations.
My advice normally would be to try on as many as possible, make a shortlist of the ones that fit well and see if any of them have been tested by Virginia Tech.
Unfortunately at the moment it's pretty much impossible to try helmets on which makes life very difficult.
As other have said, all helmets are certified so there are no bad helmets (apart from ones that don't fit or aren't worn properly but that could apply to the best helmet). But some helmets appear to be better than others.
The point of systems like MIPS and Wavecell is that they're supposed to reduced rotational injuries (wearing a helmet can actually increase these). The certification standard is a simple drop test to make sure they absorb an impact. The Virginia Tech tests seem to suggest they work.
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