Your smartphone will have to be with you on your ride and also connected through our app to the light (keeping it on in the background is OK). This allows for data to be collected and then sent to the cloud via your smartphone once your ride has ended. Your phone doesn't have to be on your handlebars, it can be in your pocket or backpack.
In regards to keeping the app connected to your phone; In return for receiving a discounted See.Sense light, you must agree to take part in the project by opting in to have data insights on your ride collected. You must download the free See.Sense app and connect it to your light. See.Sense has set up the lights for this project so they will only work at full brightness when connected to the app.