See.Sense AIR is an accurate and long-lasting bike tracker with cutting-edge NB-IoT coverage. Brought to life by over 800 Kickstarter backers, AIR lets you rest easy, knowing where your bike is any time, any where.
Whether you are a Kickstarter backer of See.Sense AIR, a pre-order customer, or a follower or friend of ours - we wanted to do a little post to keep you all up to speed with See.Sense AIR, which we are very much still working on remotely at this time and are very excited to launch once this situation is over us all.
We are so grateful to be working in an industry that is growing by the day, and one that we are so passionate about as well. It's totally fair to say that cycling is booming, bikes are flying off the shelves (or the bike rails), cities are installing pop up bike lanes and the streets are starting to fill up with riders of all ages and abilities. We’ve heard it’s actually pretty hard to get your hands on a new bike at the minute!
While the uptake in cycling is absolutely amazing to see, we know a lot of changes need to be made. With the nation starting to think about their return to work and how they get out and about, now really is the perfect time for us all to rethink our transport choices. In a survey we recently ran, we saw that 60% of See.Sense cyclists will be using their car less after the pandemic. Would you ever (or do you already) totally switch to the bike for transport?
With a rise in cycling, unfortunately we might see a rise in bike thefts, with Admiral reporting 46% rise in bike theft claims since the pandemic. So whether you have been cycling for years, you’ve got the bike out of the garage or if you are lucky enough to have a new shiny bike, be aware of bike security and the steps you can take to protect your bike. With people being encouraged to avoid public transport and stay safe (with the bike being perfect for social distancing) where they can as lockdown restrictions ease, we could see a second surge in bike purchases, and consequently, bike thefts.
See.Sense AIR is an accurate and long-lasting bike tracker with cutting-edge NB-IoT coverage. AIR lets you rest easy, knowing where your bike is any time, anywhere.
We have been making some great progress with the development and testing AIR during this time working from home. The first batch of board production samples arriving from our UK factory has meant that our team have been able to keep themselves busy with testing firmware and tuning antennas - all work that can be completed remotely. We are grateful that cycling has been allowed during the lockdown here in Northern Ireland so it’s been great to get some real-life testing done on that side too.
It's been great to be able to keep our heads down and stay focused on AIR. Rest assured, we are working flat out to bring AIR to our customers as soon as we can. Exciting times ahead.