(Wyoming) An Italian inventor might just make your trip to next year's Sturgis Rally a little bit safer. "Woolf" is currently 8% funded on Kickstarter
right now. It's a leather bracelet for motorists and bikers who are looking
for a practical hands-free device to alert them to traffic conditions.
"Our technology takes in consideration the speed limit of each controlled
zone, WOOLF measures your actual speed by using smartphone’s GPS and can be
configured to avoid vibrations if your speed is below the limit of the
speed camera you’re approaching."
The invention bills itself as "the only wristband in the world for real
bikers" on its pitch video. Whether you're looking to avoid speed traps,
red light cameras, or you want to be notified when there are crosswalks or
other places you need to slow down, the Woolf claims to use global mapping
of speed cameras to attempt to be as accurate as
It's a slim leather bracelet that will vibrate its alerts. The buzzing
becomes more frequent and continuous the closer you get to the speed
device. Their Kickstarter boasts that the bracelet is comfortable even if
you're wearing it under slim gloves.
In most places the Woolf is cheaper than a speeding ticket. If you get in
on the early bird pricing, it's $109 US. They claim it's 100% legal.
Coverage will be available in 65 countries around the world (a complete
list is on their Kickstarter
which includes Canada, as well as the U.S.
When you pair it with your smartphone, the app allows you to adjust
settings to also let you know when there's a bus lane, crosswalk, or red
light near. You can even adjust the distance for how far away you get an
alert. It takes about 3 hours to fully recharge, but a charge will last up
to 15 days with normal usage.
You can put in your bid or check out more at the Woolf Kickstarter