Haize is the name of a new compass for city cyclists, developed by London-based start-up, Onomo. It uses flashing lights that change colour to show cyclists the way to go. This new “compass rose” aims to address the challenges faced by cyclists finding their way around when using smartphone apps or maps; without having to stop or be distracted while pedalling. The designers came up with a minimalist interface that gives directions clearly and quickly, so cyclists can reach their desired destination without getting distracted while riding.
Users enter their destination into a smartphone app with a built-in compass and blue lights moving around the compass circumference pointing in the right direction. A bright LED in the centre of the compass flashes and changes colour: from red, to blue and green as it approaches its final destination.
The circular compass, now looking for crowdfunding through Kickstarter, is made of machined aluminium with a glass screen resembling a target. Onomo also say the battery can last up to 2 weeks and recharges via USB.