Unit 1 FARO Smart Helmet

Cycling helmets have, truth be told, remained fairly stagnant in their design and performance capabilities for the last few decades and someone coming in and shaking that up is long overdue. Well, the guys at Unit 1 have stepped up to the plate and produced the amazing looking FARO Smart Helmet which looks set to revolutionise the cycling world and is funding over on Kickstarter as we speak.

Billed as a smart helmet that delivers style, safety and comfort with a state-of-the-art light system, ventilation, MIPS and fall detection, it certainly isn’t difficult to see why this Unit 1 FARO Smart Helmet has garnered so much support over on Kickstarter. Designed for the urban environment, this fantastic helmet is chock full of excellent features which really set it apart from the crowd and make it the ideal candidate to by your next cycling helmet – especially when you consider it can be yours for just $129 during the campaign, which is some 32% off the final retail price.


Designed to be a helmet that you’ll actually like to wear, the FARO from Unit 1 is all about staying visible out on the roads. 80% of riders use cycling lights and still don’t feel safe. Why? Because they’re small and sit quite low. In addition, they are easily lost, forgotten or even stolen. The FARO Smart Helmet from Unit 1 addresses all these visibility concerns and ensures that you’re always noticed when you’re out on the road.

The FARO Smart Helmet from Unit 1 on Kickstarter (from $129) delivers unparalleled comfort on top of its effortlessly cool aesthetic so it really is a win, win in our book here at Coolector HQ. Every FARO helmet was designed up to International Certification standards so you can feel safe when wearing it. But, in order to take things up a notch, Unit 1 have joined forces with MIPS – a Swedish company at the forefront on helmet safety – to take FARO to the next level in terms of safety standards.

Boasting an unparalleled visual appeal, the backside of the FARO Smart Helmet features a fabric-covered portion and this fabric is tough, tear- proof and waterproof. It’s essentially the same kind of fabric that is utilised on those speakers you can throw in the pool. It’s not going to let you down come rain or shine.


There is a pleasing tech orientated design to the FARO Smart Helmet and some of the stand out features includes a handlebar remote to incorporate an automatic brake-light and turn signals. The Fall Detection element of the design is also a great feature as it means FARO detects hard falls, waits for you to respond and, if you’re unresponsive, it will send out an SOS message for assistance.

Available for the stunning price of just $129 during the Kickstarter campaign, the FARO Smart Helmet from Unit 1 is available in four different colourways to suit your unique sense of style – namely, Juniper, Maverick, Stingway and Blackbird – and these all have an impressive visual impact to say the least. Want a technologically superior cycling helmet for all your urban adventures in 2021? Head on over to Kickstarter now.

Leo Davie
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