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Bike Hawk is a GPS tracker for your bike

Someone made off with your bike? Fit it with a Bike Hawk GPS tracker, and you’ll know exactly it is.

The Bike Hawk detects when your bike has been moved and uploads its location. You’ll be alerted by email, notification and text message. You can then track it through the app or through your browser.

There’s a small charge every month, but it shouldn’t be more than $3 (£2). The company will also offer a cheap yearly subscription.

Using the app, you can also geofence areas, and set up notifications when your bike enters or leaves a certain area.

It will also tell you when the battery is down to 20 per cent, 15 per cent, 10 per cent and 5 per cent.

It’s not just handy a safety feature. It can also track your ride, including your speed, route, distance, elevation and time. Export it to apps like Strava and Endomondo and you can review your route and share it with others.

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You can buy a tracker for your top cap, seatpost or tail light. Whichever you choose, it will blend seamlessly with the bike, so thieves won’t know it’s there.

According to the makers, it can pinpoint your ride to within 2.5 metres.

It’s a cool idea. You can use all the locks in the world, but it’s worth going for belt and braces. It’s raised over $11,000 on Indiegogo, and has 39 days to meet its $35,000 target.

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