Ridersmate combines a simple idea and an essential need with sophisticated technology. Whether pedals, an engine or hooves power your ride, the unit is easy to attach and remains there quietly without getting in the way. In a perfect world Ridersmate will simply give you peace of mind but, if you do fall off your ride, it’s ready to connect you to loved ones and emergency contacts automatically.
No false alarms
Some people have said that they love the idea, yet falling off is all part of the experience (mountain bikers are so hard-core). Understandably, they were concerned about false alarms getting their mums all in a tizzy and landing them in the soup. Don’t worry, we’ve taken this into account and built in a 45-second delay before transmitting commences. If after 45 seconds you haven’t reattached the jack plug to the Ridersmate unit, a text will be sent out to your customisable crisis numbers. If you reattach the jack plug after the text has been sent out, a second text will be dispatched cancelling the emergency. The unit also comes with manual SOS and non-emergency functions for when you need them. In other words, Ridersmate has all eventualities covered.
Never lost in the wilderness
You also don’t need to worry about data networks, as Ridersmate will piggyback onto the strongest carrier available to ensure that your messages get through. Even if you’re out in the wilderness without a signal, the texts will make their way to a phone mast within an actionable timeframe. With Ridersmate, you’re never lost or out of contact.
From the start we knew that Ridersmate is a smart, valuable and affordable product that can and will save lives. With our friends talking about it, social media going off the chart and the Kickstarter fund gathering more and more financial backers, the whole team was pleased as Punch. Then the international coverage began, and suddenly we had a whole lot more to smile about.
Prior to its launch date on 9th February, Ridersmate has garnered attention from a variety of online sources, from bike experts and gadget lovers to engineering specialists and, for some reason that we’re happy to go along with, a website dedicated to solar panels.
Cycling Weekly, BikeRadar, Singletrack, Gizmag, Trend Hunter, Interesting Engineering, BikeMagic, ETA and road.cc are just a handful of content publishers that have featured Ridersmate, focusing on its ability to connect riders in peril with the right people. We’ve also been delighted to discover numerous foreign language articles, including Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Indonesian and Vietnamese. With the product’s availability steadily expanding across the globe and riding emergencies being universal situations, we’re confident that Ridersmate will soon be spotted in the four corners of the earth and everywhere in-between.
If you run or contribute to an online newspaper or blog and would like more information for a write-up, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer questions, send images and provide individual quotes on how Ridersmate is here to change the world at full throttle.