Halfords launches world’s first “smart bike” which connects to Alexa

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// Halfords have launched the hybrid Cybic Legend and the electric Cybic E-Legend
// It will be the exclusive retailer of the Cybic range in the UK
// Cybics will integrate Alexa and provide cyclists with a myriad of voice controlled features

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Halfords has launched the world’s first “smart bike”, providing cyclists with directions, live traffic updates and even connection to Alexa.

The cycling and automotive retailer will be the exclusive seller of the Cybic range in the UK, including the hybrid Cybic Legend, and the electric Cybic E-Legend models.

A display mounted in the Cybic’s handlebars will be controlled by the cyclist’s voice, providing them with a raft of features including turn-by-turn directions, weather forecasts, personalised light settings and live traffic updates, alongside more general functions like a music player and the ability to send messages and create shopping lists.

Further functions include things like theft tracking, as well as cycling performance data which tracks the cyclist’s speed, time and distance covered.

“We’ve seen innovations in alternative commuting go from strength to strength and after electric bikes, we predict that the next big trend for commuters will be smart bikes,” Halfords’ bike expert Andy Whitehall said.

“The Cybic contains all the features you love about Alexa, but now in a bike and we are delighted to be the first to offer this to UK customers when it launches in summer 2019.

“The technology will help cyclists with many things including getting traffic updates, getting turn-by-turn directions, personalised light settings, playing music and much more.”

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