Halfords: Launches world’s first bike to feature Alexa
-Smart bike uses Alexa voice function to give directions, turn on lights, play music, tell speed and much more-
– Halfords will sell the bike (range) exclusively in UK and Ireland from the summer 2019-
HALFORDS announces the launch of the innovative Cybic bike range, the world’s first connected smart bike with access to Amazon Alexa. Cyclists that know and love Alexa will now benefit from using Amazon’s cloud-based voice service for the first time ever in a brand-new bike. https://www.halfords.com/connected-bikes
According to David Kumar, Principal Product Manager at Alexa Voice Services (AVS); “Adding Alexa functionality expands the notion of “Alexa On The Go”, where Alexa is available anywhere where the bike is. The combination of Alexa and Cybic enables riders to enjoy a great range of innovative, integrated bike features without their hands ever having to leave the safety of the handle bars”.
Halfords is the exclusive UK and Ireland retailer of the range and it will be available in shops and online at Halfords.com from the summer 2019. Launching at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the range includes a hybrid, the Cybic Legend and an electric bike, the Cybic E-Legend.
Using a control mounted to the handlebars, cyclists can access an easy-to-use menu which controls all the functions.
Cyclists can ask the always-ready device many requests including for traffic updates, turn-by-turn directions, weather forecasts, as well as accessing functions such as sending messages, adding items to a shopping list and even ordering dinner with just their voice.
Product features and benefits also include:
- Access to cycling performance data including speed, time, distance covered and more
- GPS and mapping
- Personalised light settings – the bike includes built-in front, rear and handlebar lighting which can be set from the menu
- A security lock and an alarm which can be accessed via the bike’s app
- Theft tracking
- A HD music player
- Vodafone sim included (three years free 3G data)
- WiFi enabled
Andy Whitehall, Halfords’ bike expert says: “We’ve seen innovations in alternative commuting go from strength to strength and after electric bikes we predict that the next big trend for commuters will be smart bikes. The Cybic contains all the features you love about Alexa, but now in a bike and we are delighted to be the first to offer this to UK customers when it launches in the summer 2019.
“The technology will help cyclists with many things including getting traffic updates, getting turn-by-turn directions, personalised light settings, playing music and much more.”
The Cybic bike range will be available in the UK at Halfords from the summer (2019) with final bike specifications to follow.
For more information and to register please visit: https://www.halfords.com/connected-bikes
For further information please contact the Halfords press office on 020 7287 5006 or Halfords@z-pr.com
The Cybic bike range will be on display at LVCC, North Hall – 7506 at CES.