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LINKA wins at Eurobike. Plus: A giveaway!

LINKA wins at Eurobike. Plus: A giveaway!

Big news from the LINKA team at Eurobike in Germany: We just received the Eurobike Gold Award and the Eurobike Startup Award!

The original LINKA has been named one of 11 Gold Awardees from a pack of 43 winners in this year's edition of Eurobike, which runs until September 2 in Messe, Friedrichshafen.

Courtesy of Eurobike

As always, none of this would've been possible without your support - those of you who've backed LINKA from day one; those who've invested in and shared LINKA with fellow cyclists, friends and family; and of course, our loyal customers and followers from around the world. 

To share our gratitude and celebrate these wins, we're giving away 1 Original LINKA - simply enter your email by September 2 for the chance to win a powerful, multi-award-winning smart bike lock. 

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From the Eurobike Panel:
"The LINKA Smart Bicycle Lock not only looks good but also opens up new application horizons with its Bluetooth and smartphone lock control. The award panel was greatly inspired."

"LINKA has developed an intelligent lock with an exceptionally high quality finish and design, considering the company is still in the start-up phase. It also provides anti-theft protection. The smartphone connection eliminates the need for a key and is ideally suited for bike sharing schemes."

New Features in App and Firmware Updates

New Features in App and Firmware Updates

Hey all LINKA friends!

Today we're releasing one of our biggest and best updates for our apps, and we'd like to share with you the improvements that you should expect.

App version 1.8

We've update both our Android and iOS apps to version 1.8. You can download the latest versions in the App Store and the Google Play Store. 

Siren Sensitivity Adjustments

With the new apps, you can manually adjust the sensitivity of the siren. Do you live in an urban area with lots of traffic and vibration? Set your siren sensitivity to Metro. Play around, and see what setting fits your needs best!

Battery Settings

You can now control when your LINKA goes to sleep. At a full charge, with the LINKA Sleep settings set at 5 minutes, your LINKA battery will last you an estimated 16 months! 

Important note: If you use auto-unlocking, it will only work when your LINKA is awake. If this is you, you may want to increase the amount of time until it sleeps. 

Connection Reliability

We've substantially improved the connection speed, so now you'll be able to connect to your LINKA in mere seconds. This means that auto-unlocking is much more reliable! 

Live Chat in App

We now have Live Chat support embedded directly into the app! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Or, if you just want to check up on what we're working on, you can also drop us a message! 

Firmware Version 1.4.3

We've released the new firmware version in June, and here are some of the updates:

Improved Connection Speed

If you use an iPhone, you've probably noticed significant improvements to the pairing process. We've removed bonding from our locks, and this will significantly improve the connection times. 

Red Blinking when Locked

When your LINKA is locked, it will now blink red, so you know that it's awake and responding. 

Improved Siren 

With the new firmware, the siren is more intimidating. We've also done extensive testing on the siren algorithm to make sure it responds consistently when tamper is detected. 

 

 

Second Round of Mass Production Begins

Second Round of Mass Production Begins

We've been shipping already for 9 months, and we've almost completely sold out the first production batch. So it's time for us to start our second round of production! 

After our first round of production, we've learned some important lessons, and we're going to make this second batch of locks even better. One of the most important improvements is that we're submitting these locks for ART approval, and we're hoping to be ART approved before October this year! 

So your LINKA will not only be resilient in extreme weather conditions, it'll be tested and approved by the toughest and most rigorous standards in the world. It's something that we're really looking forward to.

Like our Facebook page, and we'll keep you posted on the updates to this round of production.