Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2012
SoundOfMotion is releasing a new version of 1-degree precision VeloComputer Bluetooth Smart Sensor for road, track and mountain biking. The sensor uses Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) technology and is available on selected Android phones and iPhone 4S. The main sensor body mounts on the chain-stay, while the small magnetic field sensor, connected via wire, is positioned next to the rear hub. The sensor measures wheel rotation with unprecedented 1-degree accuracy, as well as cadence and grade of incline. It is powered by a standard coin cell battery, waterproof and rigid.
SoundOfMotion's innovative wheel sensing technology is at least 360 times more accurate than traditional cycling computers. The VeloComputer wheel sensor detects a magnetic field from a magnet attached to a spoke on the rear wheel and determines the angle of a rotation with 1-degree accuracy. This accuracy reduces speed latency from 7 seconds in traditional bicycle computers to less than one second. It allows VeloComputer to accurately determine spot speed and instant acceleration, which is used to calculate torque, forces and power.
“Over the last 6 years we've been working hard researching, developing and fine tuning our 1-degree precision Bluetooth Smart Sensor for bicycles” said the founder, Vlad Savchenko. “Now we are going into mass market production.”
The new VeloComputer Smart Sensor can be pre-ordered through http://www.VeloComputer.com. SoundOfMotion offers the first 100 sensors at cost for $100, the next 500 sensors for $150 and the next 500 will be available for $180. The retail price is set at $200. There is also a team package of 8 sensors available for $1,250 that includes VeloCoach tablet application for cycling coaches.
About the company: SoundOfMotion is unique in its focus on developing innovative technologies for mobile devices and sports applications. SoundOfMotion is a finalist in Bluetooth Innovation World Cup 2010 and 2011 and the winner of the Orange Design and Innovation contest. SoundOfMotion was featured in CTIA Wireless, ‘Mobile Rules!’ by Nokia, ‘Top 10 Bike Gadgets’ by PC Magazine, Pro-cycling magazine, Bikeradar.com Popular Science and other media.