Far from the hilarity of Vegas CES this year, TireHawk introduced its Bright+ Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) kit. If you ride a car that is recently manufactured, it might come with an integrated TPMS but mostly this built-in system isn’t very useful. Sure, it’s OK to go with just that but if you don’t like it, you may want to take a look at TireHawk’s new stuff.
Along with it is an accompanying app that is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. Within the app, not only can you monitor the air pressure of all your tires but also can set the specific condition in which you want the app to alarm you. By the way, the interface might look a little cartoonish but it does present you with comprehensive info regarding your tires’ current air pressure.
Also, the kit comprises of four diminutive sensors, so you may need to have a little engineering skill to install it correctly. There is also a compact wireless gateway which you have to hook up to your car USB jack. This gateway is crucial to the overall success of the installation as it facilitate the communication between the sensors and your smartphone. This video below should help you a little.
At the time of writing, we can’t find any info dealing with its availability and its planned retail price tag. Good news is FCC has reportedly handed down its approval. If this is any indication, then you can expect it to launch very soon. Are you up for this? If you’re a cyclist, you may want to look at similar system called BTPS.