Strap the phone on a leg with a sport holster or just put it in a pocket of your cycling tights and get cadence from built-in accelerometer, speed and distance from GPS
Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) September 18, 2009
SoundOfMotion announces the VeloComputer 7 for Android smart phones, available on Google Android Market.
VeloComputer transforms mobile phones with GPS and accelerometer into an advanced cycling computer with features like trip tracking on Google Maps and cadence without any additional sensors on a bike. "Strap the phone on a leg with a sport holster or just put it in a pocket of your cycling tights and get cadence from built-in accelerometer, speed and distance from GPS," said Vlad Savchenko, Founder of 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 sensors on a crankshaft."
All cycling data, including GPS route and cadence, is stored on a phone in a CSV file and can be instantly viewed on Google Maps. A detailed up to one second trip performance analysis data can be viewed on Google Earth.
The VeloComputer uses VeloTones for audible speed and cadence monitoring. This feature adds some degree of safety, allowing cyclists to keep their eyes on the road and not on the cycling computer display. With VeloTones, cyclists determine their speed and cadence with customized sounds played through the phone's speakers or a headset.
The VeloComputer is also ready for the VeloComputer 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 rotation. Currently the rechargeable version of the sensor is available as part of a Software Development Kit - SDK and cycling trials. Mass production is planned for later this year, 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 Android Market, BlackBerry App World and Sony-Ericsson PlayNow Arena in 9 languages Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish 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. VeloComputer is a winner of the Orange Design and Innovation contest and a nominee for the Sony-Ericsson content awards. SoundOfMotion was featured in a Technology Innovation competition, 'Mobile Rules!' by Nokia, 'Top 10 Bike Gadgets' by PC Magazine, Pro-cycling magazine, JavaOne 2009, Canada.com, The London Paper and other media.