Bicycle sensor gives precision feedback for your ride
Any cyclist who has wondered just how fast, how far and how hard they're riding will be able to find out with superb precision.
SoundOfMotion, based out of Vancouver, has announced a 1-degree precision VeloComputer Bluetooth sensor for the bicycling enthusiast. The technology is 360 times more accurate than traditional cycling computers, according to the company.
The sensor mounts on a quick release of a bike
wheel then detects the position of the magnet to determine the angle of wheel rotation to within 1 degree of accuracy. The sensor actually communicates with your cell phone
, using it as a computer to calculate speed, acceleration, time and distance travelled. The sensor will eventually be able to measure torque and power as well.
Right now, the new sensor is only available to a select few on a trial basis - the company is asking professionals and serious enthusiasts to submit their applications - but they plan mass production for later this year. The sensor will be available in Canada, France, the U.K. and the U.S.