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Signaling Behind: Changing Lanes

Signaling Behind: Changing Lanes

You may find yourself needing to get around a car that’s blocking the bike lane. Extend your left hand and active the turn signal gloves and check the lane for oncoming traffic. Signaling your intent before you pop out of that bike lane will go a long way in making your intent clear, keeping you safer from other drivers sharing the road.

Signaling Behind: Turning Right

Signaling Behind: Turning Righ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bikes and skateboards typically don’t have brake lights that show drivers that you are slowing down. When you’re using the same lanes that cars use, this can be dangerous. The turn signal gloves make it obvious that you are about to change direction, letting drivers know that they need to be cautious of their speed.

Signaling in Front: Turning Left

Signaling in Front: Turning Left

You are approaching an intersection. Is that car coming toward you going to turn right, turn left, or go straight? Do they see you? Make sure you’re clear about what you plan to do to take confusion out of this situation. The turn signal gloves make this easy.

Signaling in Front: Turning Right

Signaling in Front: Turning Right

You approach a four way stop at the same time as the car in front of you. The car in front wants to turn left. You want to turn right. Who has right of way? The person making the right turn? Or the person in the bigger vehicle? The law says it’s you. Be seen and make that clear.

Crossing an Intersection

Crossing an Intersection

It’s getting dark and you have to cross a busy intersection. Signal your presence using the turn signal gloves and take the risk out of getting home from your run.

About Us

Zach Vorhies Founder of Zackees
Zach Vorhies | Founder

Founder of Zackees. Prior to starting Zackees I was a Software Engineer at Google for five and a half years where I was known for integrating Google Earth into the Audi Navigation system for the A8 (and later other car lines). Watch video.

I started working with electronic clothing in 2010 when a friend of mine in Fashion crashed at my house after burning man. I’ve been hooked ever since. In April of 2013 I invited New York fashion designer, Wheylan Dean-Ford, to make electronic clothing with me. We came up with five designs which can be seen atwww.futuretechwear.com. One of these designs was our earliest prototype of the Turn Signal Gloves. From April until now I’ve been improving the look, usability, and durability. In August of this year I realized that I had something very special but it became clear that I could not bring these Turn Signal Gloves to market as a hobby. Therefore after much soul searching I decided to leave Google in August and dedicate my time to bringing my Turn Signal Gloves to the market.

Co-founder Murat Ozkan
Murat Ozkan | Co-founder

Co-founder of Zackees. I work as a Senior Design Engineer at Nuvation (www.nuvation.com). I design electronics for a living! You may have seen the combat robots I’ve worked on after hours with my buddies at Nuvation (http://www.nuvation.com/tags/combat-robots) along with a bunch of the other cool stuff we build there. I joined the Zackees team in June and created the electronics that make the gloves work. I helped realize the high level of integration between clothing and electronics that the Zackees Turn Signal Gloves embody. I have built interactive electronic clothing in the past and I was fortunate enough to have my work featured in the San Francisco WearTechCon.  Check out this video for a closer look! .

FAQ

We are offering the gloves in sizes extra-small, small, medium, large and extra-large.
The US, Canada and Europe allow alternative signaling in which you extend your arm out in the direction that you intend to turn. This is how we recommend you use Zackees Turn Signal Gloves.

Furthermore, having the arrow position in our product allows you signal in front of you without having to take your hands off the handle bars!

If the signal is not blinking, they’re already off! The gloves wake up from their off state whenever they detect that the contact pads are pressed together.
The gloves will automatically shut themselves off after a set period of time of being on to prevent the battery from draining in situations like these.
Mounting the turn signals on the bike has four main drawbacks:

1) The turn signals can be stolen while the bike is parked.
2) The placement of lights under the seat is not very visible.
3) It’s cumbersome and time consuming to mount.
4) Signaling in front and behind requires two sets of mounted turn signals.

Zackees Turn Signal Gloves are a better solution because the gloves can’t be stolen off your bike, the lights on the gloves are more visible, there is no mounting involved, and there’s less clutter on your bike.

Two types of batteries are supported, both in a “2032” size (20 mm diameter, 3.2 mm thick):

1) Disposable batteries supported are 3 volt “lithium” cells. Battery models of this type will include the following names on the package: “CR2032”, “BR2032”, “DL2032”, “EA2032”, “ECR2032”, “LM2032”, “5004LC”, “KCR2032”, “L14”.

2) Rechargeable batteries supported are 3.7 volt “lithium ion” cells. Battery models of this type will include the following names on the package: “LR2032”, “LIR2032”.

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