SoundOfMotion is Releasing AlpineSport Application for Android Smartphones

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SoundOfMotion launches AlpineSport - a mobile application for alpine sports: mountain bicycling, snowboarding alpine and cross-country skiing during a British Columbia sport technology and innovation showcase in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The application uses GPS and accelerometer to measure cadence, strides, G-forces and air time.

The application uses accelerometer to measure cadence, strides, G-forces and air time with a sound, audible feedback.

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SoundOfMotion launches AlpineSport - a mobile application for alpine sports: mountain bicycling, snowboarding alpine and cross-country skiing at the British Columbia Sport Technology and Innovation Show in Vancouver, Canada. Hosted by the Government of British Columbia and the BC Innovation Council, the event showcased home-grown British Columbia sport technologies and innovation to international and domestic business visitors in Vancouver for 2010 Winter Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games.

Alpine sport athletes strive to know their speed or pace, altitude, climb or drop, time and distance and many other performance data to excel in their sports. Recreational alpine enthusiasts are also interested in performance data as well as mapping and sharing routes.

The AlpineSport application utilizes the power of smartphones with GPS and accelerometer. It provides sports performance monitoring, tracking, mapping and navigation for alpine sports. The application uses accelerometer to measure cadence in rotations per minute (RPM) for cyclists and strides per minute for cross-country skiers. It calculates G-forces (force of gravity) and air time (zero gravity) for skiers and snowboarders taking a jump.

All performance data, including speed, time, distance, GPS route, cadence, air time, G-force, strides per minute is recorded on the phone's memory card in a simple CSV file and can be viewed on Google Earth in 3D.

Since the phone's display is not easily accessible during the ride AplineSport application uses audible feedback for monitoring speed and pace, cadence, strides or air time. Users can record their own sounds and customize application when certain sounds should be played on external speakers or via a headset. By using audible feedback user can know important performance data without looking at the display.

AlpineSport application is available on Android Market. Users can upload their data to the web portal at http://www.soundofmotion.com and share with their friends via Twitter.

About the company: SoundOfMotion is unique in its focus on developing and licensing innovative technologies for mobile devices in sports applications. SoundOfMotion and its first product VeloComputer, is a winner of the Orange Design and Innovation contest and a nominee for the Sony-Ericsson content awards 2009. VeloComputer was featured at JavaOne, 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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