The 8 Best Smart Bike Locks

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in December of 2017. If you're a student who bikes across campus to class, commute to work on two wheels, or just enjoy cycling as a hobby, you're going to need something with which to lock up your bicycle securely. If you don't want to have to worry about losing a key or forgetting a combination, one of these smart locks is for you. They operate via a fingerprint or Bluetooth and an associated phone app. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. VRURC Tinkux

2. Nunet Nulock BL002

3. Limink Universal

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Editor's Notes

April 02, 2019:

Bicycle thieves are everywhere, so it is important to safely secure your bike with a high-quality lock, like the ones on this list. If you prefer a Bluetooth-controlled model, take a look at the Nunet Nulock BL002, Limink Universal, SL Elite BCL-01, and Bio-key TouchLock. The VRURC Tinkux, WiseLime U, 786 Innovations U, SZHSR 3.0 all have a built-in biometric sensor and use a fingerprint as the unlock key. Without a doubt, the VRURC Tinkux, WiseLime U, and 786 Innovations U are the most secure options, as U locks have long been touted as being nearly impossible to break. The downside is that they are bulky to carry and generally limited in versatility. Since the SZHSR 3.0 and Bio-key TouchLock are essentially just smart padlocks, you can use them on almost anything, but you'll need to buy a chain in order to secure your bike with one of them. Many might find the Nunet Nulock BL002, Limink Universal, and SL Elite BCL-01 to be the perfect compromise between the two previously-mention styles. While not as secure as U locks, they are more versatile, and they won't require you to purchase and carry a separate chain like the padlocks do.

4. WiseLime U

5. SL Elite BCL-01

6. 786 Innovations U

7. SZHSR 3.0

8. Bio-key TouchLock

Brett Dvoretz
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