FARO was designed to be sleek and stylish, a helmet you’ll actually want to wear. Its clean lines and urban colorways make it part of your outfit, be it your commute to work on formal attire or a ride around town in everyday clothes. To keep the look clean, the company developed a unique ventilation system that combines hidden intakes and extensive cooling without having to — in their words — punch too many holes into their helmet.
FARO swoops in with two integrated front and rear lights that make the rider visible from every angle and even during daytime (with over 500 lumens of combined output). These discreet but powerful lights are beautifully integrated into the helmet. As a second measure, FARO has a fabric liner in the back that covers up an extra 46 LEDs – the company calls it the ‘Hidden Light.’ This provides a much larger light footprint in a variety of animated patterns and colors, all highly customizable through their Companion App. This light is only visible when it’s on, meaning the clean look is uncompromised.
The fabric liner makes another pass at style, adding a unique material into the mix: a tear-proof, weatherproof fabric that looks & feels refined — a world first in the urban helmet space.
From a safety standpoint, FARO makes a bold statement: a regular helmet works very much like a seatbelt, only if/when you get hit. A lighted helmet works for you all the time, making you visible and helping you prevent an accident in the first place.
To give riders an extra layer of safety, FARO can be complemented with an optional add-on: the Navigation Remote. This little device is mounted on the handlebar and allows the rider to activate and display large turn signals to drivers and other riders. A myriad of sensors also activates an automatic brake light when the rider slows down or stops. This powerful device essentially gives the rider to communicate with others on the road. Good communication leads to fewer accidents and safer streets.
As a final measure to improve rider safety, the company has given FARO another unique feature: Fall Detection. FARO can detect a strong impact and (if the rider is unresponsive) will send out an SOS message to a predetermined emergency contact with the rider’s location.
An 1850 mAh rechargeable battery allows FARO to run for up to 10 hours of continuous riding, depending on the rider’s settings. In real life, this equates to charging FARO once a week. The FARO electronics are fully sealed, and the helmet is completely waterproof, making it suitable for any weather.