This document provides information regarding participation and use of See Sense ICON during data trials.
When collecting data, a transmission will take place to send data to our database once every 20 minutes. Our tests show that a single ICON bike light collecting data over for one hour will use approximately 2MB of data. For comparison, 2MB is the less than the equivalent of sending one standard photo as a message via your data plan.
NOTE: If you are using two lights, this will double the data usage.
NOTE: Your mobile operator is likely to calculate your data usage based on their own metrics.
The rate of smartphone battery power consumption depends on many factors. When using the See Sense app in a data trial capacity, location services, Bluetooth and mobile data will be engaged. All three functions will require power from the battery which will likely be shared with other apps running on your mobile device. Our tests indicate that a one hour journey will use roughly 5% of a fully charged smartphone battery.
ICON battery runtime primarily depends on the mode of operation (flash or solid) and intensity level. Runtime in flash mode depends on flash rate as well as intensity. The flash rate can vary widely over a journey but you can typically expect around 15 hours runtime on the highest intensity setting. In solid mode , the runtime is typically around 1.5 - 2 hours on maximum intensity.
Total On Time
Phone Battery Level Start
Battery Level End
Front Base + Rear Base
It is important that you use your lights in conjunction with the See Sense ICON app (downloadable from the Play Store). Please note, your trial lights will be set to a very low brightness intensity until you connect them to the app. Check the following before you set off on a ride:
The light should now be transmitting data to the See Sense app on your mobile device over Bluetooth. The app then forwards the data to See Sense.
NOTE: You need to have a compatible Android smartphone that running Android 5.0 or higher (released Nov 2014)
NOTE: See Sense ICON bike lights collect data only when they are either flashing or on constant mode and connected to the app.
Yes. If you previously purchased light or are considering purchasing another ICON while using a trial light, both lights will work together and will not interfere with the trial. You can connect both lights and the app will recognise them automatically. It is only the trial light that will collect data.
The light is measuring characteristics about the road conditions such as location and formation of potholes, situational information such as near-miss events, and also how often cyclists use roads, cycle lanes and greenways. In addition, See Sense ICON can also collect data about theft and crash incidents.
Yes. We will issue updates to the firmware and app on an on-going basis to improve user experience and add new features. When new firmware becomes available, the app will alert you automatically to download and install it.
We will collaborate with all involved parties to share the outcomes of the trial in a manner individual to each city. For queries about the City Trial, please contact your city co-ordinator as listed below.
Manchester: Sandra Stincic - email@example.com
Data collected via our application will be used primarily for the purposes of providing analysis that will allow for the improvement of cyclist safety and infrastructure as a whole. This data is anonymous, aggregate, de-identified or otherwise does not reveal your identity. We also work with partners and third parties. These third parties may have access to or process your journey data but only to the extent it is necessary for them to 1) provide their products and services to us, or 2) to provide you the products and services that you have requested.
A list of the most common queries and responses can be found at this link . For any technical questions that are not covered, you can contact See.Sense directly at firstname.lastname@example.org