You have ANGi questions, and we have ANGi answers. Find them all below.
What does ANGi stand for?
ANGi stands for Angular and G-Force indicator.
What does ANGi measure?
ANGi is a patented device that contains sensors designed to measure the linear and rotational forces that typically occur during a bicycle crash.
What types of sensors are in ANGi? Does it include a GPS receiver?
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.
How does ANGi work?
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.
If I haven’t been hurt in a crash, how much time do I have to cancel the countdown on my phone so my emergency contacts don’t get unnecessary alerts?
It’s up to you. When you connect ANGi to your phone and configure your settings in the Specialized Ride Premium App, you’ll be able to determine the length of your countdown. More specifically, you can set how long you have between the moment ANGi detects a possible crash and the moment the Ride App sends an alert to your emergency contacts. The default countdown setting is 30 seconds. You can, however, adjust your countdown (in 15-second intervals) to last anywhere between 15 and 90 seconds.
What’s the difference between an ANGi-equipped and an ANGi-ready helmet?
Several Specialized helmet models now come equipped with an ANGi sensor attached to their Headset fit system. All other new Specialized helmets are ANGi-ready and feature a specially-designed mount that makes attaching an aftermarket ANGi sensor quick and easy.
Can I attach the ANGi sensor to an older Specialized helmet or a helmet from another brand?
ANGi should be used with a Specialized helmet designed to function effectively with this new sensor. Our new 2019 helmet models feature fit systems designed specifically for this purpose.
Can I remove the ANGi sensor?
The sensor is attached by adhesive and can be removed, although we don’t recommend removing it. Once removed, the unit cannot be reattached.
Which devices are compatible with ANGi?
The Ride App is available for iPhones with iOS 10 or later and Android 7 or later phones.
How does ANGi “talk” with my phone?
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.
How do I actually connect ANGi to my phone?
Check that the Bluetooth® on your mobile device is turned on. Then you open the Specialized Ride App, select the gear tab, and gently shake the helmet until the device turns green on the screen. From there, you go to the record tab and turn on ANGi.
Can I run other Bluetooth® devices while using ANGi?
Yes. ANGi does not conflict with other Bluetooth® connections, including audio, heart rate monitors, or power meters.
How long does the battery last?
Under normal conditions and regular riding, the battery should last six months.
Which battery does the ANGi sensor use?
ANGi uses a commonly-available CR2032 battery.
Is ANGi waterproof?
Yes, ANGi is waterproof rated at IPx7. In other words, the sensor is waterproof when immersed for 30 minutes to a depth of 1 meter.
Do I have to run the Ride App for ANGi to work?
Yes, the Ride App has to be open to turn ANGi on, and it will run in the background during the duration of your ride.
What if I lose cell service?
And 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.
Just 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.
Can I record my ride within the Specialized Ride Premium App and have it link up to STRAVA®?
Yes, 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.
Should I be concerned about radiation?
ANGi is Low-Energy Bluetooth® and is rated safe for its use and location, passing all radiation tests. The ANGi sensor is globally certified and meets all FCC and CE standards.
How does ANGi compare to ICEdot?
Specialized acquired ICEdot in 2017. ICEdot’s founder, Chris Zenthoefer, leads ANGi and Ride App development.
What other devices offer the same detection and notification capability as ANGi?
At this time, no other device or service on the market offers the same combination of impact and rotational force detection and automated notification.
How does ANGi compare to Garmin's Incident Detection Feature?
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 to 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.
How do I add/remove an emergency contact in ANGi?
Go to the “More” tab and tap the “Add Emergency Contacts” button. Enter in the contact information and select “Save Contact.”
If the sensor goes off after I’ve crashed, but my helmet shows no signs of damage, is it ok to keep using the helmet?
Even if your sensor doesn’t go off during a crash, you should replace your helmet in the event that it’s hit something. The EPS foam liner may have been damaged, even if it isn’t visible.
How do I wake my sensor after finishing a ride?
ANGi does not maintain a live connection with your phone throughout the duration of an activity. Instead, ANGi routinely checks in with the app every five minutes and also reconnects when needed. At the end of your ride, the app turns off ANGi functions and is ready to start again. The sensor, however, may not show as available because it has not been in contact with the app and is therefore still in a monitoring state.
If you're truly done with your ride, the sensor will see that the ride is over the next time it checks in. It will then put itself to sleep, as that's the expected behavior. For this reason, you need to turn ANGi back on if you want to start a new ride. It’ll take a more vigorous shake to “wake” ANGi back up before its scheduled five-minute check-in. The vigorous shake will reconnect the ANGi sensor, making it ready to start a new ride. You on need to shake the helmet vigorously—do not strike the helmet while waking up ANGi, as these impacts can damage your helmet’s EPS foam liner and reduce its protective value.
How do I activate my subscription?
To activate your subscription, enter the code included with the helmet into the Specialized Ride App when promoted to during set up. The activation code is a 9-digit, alpha numeric code printed on a red card included in the helmet paperwork or in the aftermarket ANGi unit box.
Can I use a single Specialized Ride Premium subscription on more than one helmet?
Yes, you can connect multiple helmets to the same phone and Ride Premium App account. The Ride Premium subscription applies to you as a rider, not to the helmets. You can add/use as many helmets as you want under your single subscription. Only one helmet, however, can connect to the app at a single point in time.
Can I transfer my subscription to the new helmet if I crash?
Yes—see above. As long as your subscription is current, you can keep adding any helmet/ANGi sensor you want.
When does my subscription code expire?
Your one-year subscription to the Specialized Ride Premium App ends 12 months from the day you activate its code.
How much does the subscription cost?
After the one-year free subscription, the annual cost will be $39.99 CAD.
How can I pay for my subscription?
All Ride App subscription purchases will be transacted within the Ride App.
What payment methods are accepted in the Ride App?
Ride accepts credit cards and debit cards.