Lumos Smart Helmet vs Livall MT1: Which should you buy?

Both the Lumos and Livall Stote MT1 smart helmets offer advanced functionality and protection that make them each worth considering. The best choice for you will depend on when you plan on wearing the helmet most days and what type of extra features you can't live without.

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Each helmet has their own distinct safety features, but they work for different kinds of rider.s Of the two helmets, the Lumos is the one that provides LED lighting on both the front and back, which provides an extra layer of protection that's missing on other helmets. We're also impressed by the Lumos' ability to sense when you're slowing down. On the other hand, the lights on the helmet will turn solid red automatically when you increase your speed. Meanwhile, the MT1 provides tools like SOS Alert and Walkie-Talkie ideally suited during both emergencies and when it's important to talk to biking teammates.

We believe the Lumos is the smart helmet choice for most folks, even though its battery won't last as long as the Livall. Even if you're not necessarily looking for a nighttime biking solution, the Lumos is the only one that offers LED lights on the front and back and comes with a MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS). This type of system has been designed to reduce rotational motion, thereby putting less pressure on your brain in the event of an accident.

The Livall shouldn't be discounted, however. It weighs less, which is by design. Constructed through unibody molding with imported American EPS foam and high-quality polycarbonate, this helmet uses 21 vents that provide improved air cooling and reduced wind resistance. The Livall also comes with a rim that protects the user against tree branches, prevents water from getting into your eyes, and shields you from direct sunlight. With the SOS system, you can alert your family and friends when you're in trouble.

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Header Cell - Column 0 LumosLIVALL
front lightsYesNo
SOS alertNoYes
No. of styles62
Battery endurance6 hours10 hours, lights only

Bike helmets have come a long way in recent years and no longer just provide physical protection. The Lumos, for example, has been designed to improve safety during nighttime biking. By contrast, the Livall can keep you connected to the outside world through the use of an advanced Walkie-Talkie feature that offers a built-in windproof microphone and advanced Bluetooth speaker. It's the ideal choice if you're looking for a way to enjoy hands-free communication and music while riding. The choice is up to you.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.