SoundOfMotion Announces Pre-Release of the Bluetooth Low Energy Bicycle Sensor

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The new VeloComputer Sensor is on the cutting edge of precision in sports application measurement. It continues its history of innovation, adopting the newest bluetooth low energy technology. Now the revolutionary VeloComputer Sensor can stay on your wheel and keep you at the top of your game on a single coin cell battery for months.

SoundOfMotion announces the pre-release version 4 of its 1-degree precision VeloComputer bluetooth bicycle sensor. The sensor will use a new low energy bluetooth that will be powered by a coin cell instead of rechargeable battery, which was used in version 3. The bluetooth low energy technology allows the sensor to operate on a single coin cell battery for months, eliminating the need for recharging. The sensor can be conveniently mounted on either a bicycle fork or quick release.

SoundOfMotion's innovative sensing technology is at least 360 times more accurate than traditional cycling computers. The VeloComputer sensor detects a magnetic field from the magnet attached to the wheel and determines the angle of rotation with 1-degree accuracy. This accuracy reduces speed latency from 7 seconds in traditional bicycle computers to less than one second. This low latency allows VeloComputer to accurately determine a spot speed and acceleration, which is used to calculate torque and propelled power of the wheel. Spot speed, acceleration, cadence, propelled and applied power are critical for cyclists to improve their training and race technique.

The VeloComputer Sensor 4 will be compatible with the next generation of mobile devices using dual mode bluetooth: both classic and low energy. The new version of the VeloComputer mobile application will also be available for dual mode bluetooth phones.

The current rechargeable sensor will continue to be available as part of a Software Development Kit – SDK for developers embracing 1-degree precision technology for other applications. This version is more suitable for developers since it allows wireless firmware updates, firmware customization and can be tested on a PC with classic bluetooth functionality.

The production of the bluetooth low energy sensor is planned for Q2 2010 and will be coordinated with the release of phones supporting low energy bluetooth. Pre-orders are open at http://www.velocomputer.com. Users, who purchase the VeloComputer application before January 31st, 2010 will receive 25% off the sensor's published price. Please, include your receipt when placing a pre-order to claim the discount.

About the company: SoundOfMotion is 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 JavaOne 2009, CTIA Wireless, ‘Mobile Rules!’ by Nokia, ‘Top 10 Bike Gadgets’ by PC Magazine, Pro-cycling magazine, Bikeradar.com and other media.

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