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Bluetooth Bike Computers

Posted by Matt | June 18, 2007 | Leave a comment

Here’s something which perhaps we in the Mountain Biking world should have seen coming, a Bluetooth sensor that allows motion data to be captured and wirelessly sent to your mobile phone where it can be stored, analysed and downloaded at will.

Sound of Motion have announced just such a thing going on sale in the US so it can only be a matter of time before the technology reaches the Surrey Hills.

It offers the opportunity of measuring torque and cadence too apparantly, according to the device’s inventor, Vladimir Savchenko of Bass Object Technologies. With your phone clamped to your handlebars you’ve got yourself a nice versatile little bike computer (I guess).

And the best bit? Well, the software allows you to play an MP3 of your choice based on your speed and acceleration. Sound of Motion suggest you could try a Harley Davidson soundtrack, a horse or even a steam train to announce your imminent arrival.

You can just imagine the sound on your favourite singletrack now can’t you? I fancy a Stukka Dive Bomber myself. Although it’s more likely that the hoarse breathing of a Black Rider from Lord of the Rings would be more appropriate.

Filed under 2007, News in June 2007

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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