FARO by UNIT 1: A Sleek, Visibility-First Smart Helmet

A smart helmet that delivers style, safety and comfort with a state-of-the-art light system, ventilation, MIPS and fall detection.


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Is FARO safe? How Safe?

FARO does more than just protecting your head during an accident… working before and even after a crash. Here's how:


By making you more visible, FARO helps avoid an accident to begin with (lack of visibility being one of the chief causes in bike-related fatalities).


An ABS hardshell + EPS shell for impact protection. FARO is impact-tested and compliant with the 2 biggest international safety certifications: CPSC (for USA) and EN1078 (for Europe).


FARO can detect a hard fall and, should you be unresponsive, send out an SOS text to a (predetermined) emergency contact including your location.

How do Turn Signals Work?

Turn signals work through our handlebar-mounted Navigation Remote. Two buttons for left & right will trigger turn signals on your helmet.


The buttons are contoured to allow operation without looking down, keeping your attention on the road and your hands on the handlebar. The Nav Remote can also detect braking, which will trigger an automatic brake light on the helmet.

How long does the battery last?

Since FARO is so deeply customizable, it actually depends on what settings you chose. A battery-saving mode with flashing lights can give you 10 hours of riding time whilst an all-out max intensity setting can give you 3. You decide based on your riding style and on how often you want to charge it! (via a USB-C port, naturally).

How heavy is it?

FARO weighs 580g (that's for the Medium size, non-Mips version). The Mips system adds about 12 grams. Whilst this can sound heavy, we've done a great job distributing the weight throughout the helmet, this makes it much easier to handle and vastly improves the feeling on the head.

What does the App do?

The App is the interface through which you'll endlessly customize your helmet (it's almost addicting). It will also track your rides, allow you to set calorie-burn and riding distance goals for the week or month, show you your progress over time and even encourage your riding with fun challenges and badges.

How do the lights work?

Each light feature on FARO has a different 'job': the top lights are smaller but very powerful (for visibility from further away) while the hidden light is much bigger but not as powerful (for communication with drivers closer to you). Combined, FARO has over 500 lumens to make you visible and to communicate with drivers and other riders.

Why is the Nav Remote an Add-on?

Riding is different for everyone, it depends on your level, your bike, the city you ride in, etc. To some, Turn Signals are absolutely essential… to others, not so much. Since we didn't want to charge for a product only some of you would use, we kept it as an add-on, so each rider can decide for themselves. As a bonus, this allowed the base helmet to be more affordable.

What the heck is Mips?

The Mips Safety System is a low friction liner that is installed between the rider's head and the inside of the helmet (not impacting the fit at all). It allows the helmet to rotate slightly during a rotational impact - which are the most common kind - absorbing extra energy and increasing protection to your brain.

Does it come in different sizes?

Yes, Small, Medium & Large. FARO covers a range between 52 - 62 cm or 24.4 - 20.4 in. You can use our Size Finder to accurately find out your size before ordering your FARO.

How about colors?

FARO comes in 4 colors: Blackbird, Stingray, Maverick and Juniper. Fancy names aside, that is Black, Light Gray, Light Navy Blue and Olive Green. These are color designed to work with any outfit, being office attire or casual everyday clothes.

Is the magnetic buckle safe?

Very. Just as strong (if not stronger) than a regular buckle. That thing can withstand 65kg of force without coming apart.

Is it well ventilated? Doesn't look like it.

Well, thank you! We designed the ventilation system to be low profile so it didn't ruin the clean look: there's 2 hidden front intakes (just above your eyes) that suck cool air in as you ride. Inside the helmet, they are connected through cooling channels to a pair of big vents on the top and a large vent on the back - this creates front-to-back airflow, keeping your head cool as you ride.

More questions?

Check out all our FAQs in our Help Center, or get in touch with our Team.

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