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.