Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) June 1, 2009
SoundOfMotion announces the VeloComputer version 6 for Blackberry Storm, available from the Blackberry App World. This release coincides with the SoundOfMotion Java technology being featured at JavaOne 2009 conference sponsored by Sun Microsystems Inc.
VeloComputer transforms mobile smartphones with GPS and accelerometer into a cycling computer with a cadence monitor. "Strap the Storm on a thigh with a sport holster or just put it in your cycling tights pocket and get cadence from built-in accelerometer, speed and distance from GPS," said Vlad Savchenko, Founder and CEO at SoundOfMotion. "When pedaling, the built-in accelerometer detects up and down leg motion and calculates cadence in rotations per minute or RPM. This technology frees the bicycle from any wired or wireless cadence sensors on a crankshaft."
All cycling data, including GPS route and cadence, is stored on a phone in a CSV file and used for performance analysis and trip tracking on Google Earth.
The VeloComputer also uses VeloTones (R) for audible speed and cadence monitoring. This feature also adds some degree of safety, allowing cyclists to keep their eyes on the road and not at the display. With VeloTones (R), cyclists determine their speed, acceleration and cadence level with customized sounds played on a phone through the phone's speakers or a headset.
The VeloComputer is also ready for the 1-degree precision bluetooth sensor. This unique sensing technology, originally designed for an electronic compass, is at least 360 times more accurate then traditional cycling computers, which count full 360 degree wheel rotations. Currently the rechargeable version of the sensor is available as part of a Software Development Kit - SDK. Mass production is planned for later this year and will be coordinated with the release of a low-energy profile by Bluetooth SIG. The bluetooth low-energy profile will allow the sensor to operate on a single coin size battery, eliminating the need for recharging.
VeloComputer is available on BlackBerry App World for $14.95
About the company: SoundOfMotion is a unique in its focus on developing and licensing innovative technologies for mobile devices and sports applications. SoundOfMotion is a winner of the Orange Design and Innovation contest and a nominee for the Sony-Ericsson content awards 2009. SoundOfMotion was featured in a Technology Innovation competition, 'Mobile Rules!' by Nokia, 'Top 10 Bike Gadgets' by PC Magazine, Pro-cycling magazine, Java.com and other media.
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