We believe the competitive and social elements that Cycli brings to exercise at work or home is what has attracted so many backers so quickly
LOS ANGELES , CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2016
Cycli, the World's first portable exercise cycle that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth has raced to impressive early success on Kickstarter, surpassing $100,000 and becoming over 300% funded less than two weeks since launching.
With the unique ability to exercise in any location, Cycli can be used by people of all ages and fitness levels, while sitting at their office desk, or even at home on the couch. When using the Cycli app, users can track their exercise and compare results in friendly competition with family, friends and co-workers.
“We knew we had an innovative idea but to triple our goal so quickly is a great validation from the hundreds of consumers who have backed Cycli already - we can’t thank our supporters enough,” said Cycli co-creator Nizan Friedman. “We believe the competitive and social elements that Cycli brings to exercise at work or home is what has attracted so many backers so quickly.”
Cycli can be used in any location because it’s portable and practical. Simply place the lightweight stationary cycle in front of a chair, couch, or under a desk – set the resistance and start pedaling.
With a built-in touch screen interface, Cycli automatically measures the number of reps completed, calories burned, and time spent cycling. This data is automatically synced to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing them to track their progress. The Cycli app also lets users create and join public or private exercise groups so they can easily see how they stack up against their friends, their city, or even the whole world.
With seven years in the medical industry developing innovative tools to help people recover from stroke and brain injuries, the creators of Cycli have taken that experience and transformed it into the first of its kind portable cycle with many features not found on any other portable cycle.
Cycli features include:
- Bluetooth connection to your smartphone to track progress and race against others
- Low profile, seamless design that can fit anywhere
- 46mm LCD touchscreen that displays important metrics like amount of time spent exercising, the number of reps performed, and calories burned
- High quality magnetic resistance mechanism for smooth and quiet operation
- Proprietary resistance sensor that provides the most accurate count of calories burned of any portable cycle
- Rechargeable lithium battery that lasts for days on a single charge
- 25lb total weight with premium quality steel and aluminum frame
In addition to its social connectivity, Cycli boasts an elegant, low profile design with a variable magnetic resistance mechanism for smooth and quiet operation. Cycli is also the first portable cycle that can detect the resistance setting, providing users with a much more accurate count of how many calories they are burning. All this comes with a rechargeable battery so that users can work out anywhere and with anyone.
Studies indicate one-in-ten Americans will die prematurely from lack of exercise, that's roughly equivalent to the number of deaths from smoking cigarettes.
Another problem plaguing people all over the world is too much time spent sitting. Medical researchers say most of Americans spend upwards of 10 hours a day sitting down. Unlike an exercise bike, Cycli makes sitting healthier by allowing people to exercise while in a chair.
Cycli is available for pre-order on Kickstarter with special discounted early bird pricing.
For more information, and to order please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cycli/cycli-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-enabled-social-cy
About Flint Rehab – The Creators of Cycli
Cycli is the latest innovation by Flint Rehab, a medical device startup founded by UC Irvine PhDs Nizan Friedman and Dan Zondervan. Flint Rehab is probably best known for MusicGlove, a stroke recovery tool that lets users perform effective therapy while playing an engaging music-based video game. Cycli is a continuation of an expanded product line aimed at helping people get healthy in a much broader way.