SoundOfMotion Releases VeloComputer (TM) Version 6 Beta With Cadence and GPS Tracking

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VeloComputer6 transforms GPS and accelerometer capable mobile phones into a cycling computer with a cadence monitor. Strap a phone on a thigh with a sport holster or just put it in a pocket of cycling tights and get your cadence from built-in accelerometer. The speed and distance is obtained from GPS. It is also ready for the VeloComputer (TM) 1-degree precision Bluetooth low energy sensor.

Start the 2009 cycling season with an advanced cycling computer on a mobile phone. VeloComputer6 transforms GPS and accelerometer capable mobile phones into a cycling computer with a cadence monitor. Strap a phone on a thigh with a sport holster or just put it in a pocket of cycling tights. When pedaling the built-in accelerometer detects up and down leg motion and calculates cadence in rotations per minute. This technology frees the bicycle from any cadence sensors on a crankshaft.

The speed and distance is obtained from the built-in GPS. All cycling data, including GPS route and cadence is stored on a phone and can be uploaded to a computer for performance analysis and trip tracking.

The VeloComputer6 uses VeloTones (R) for audible speed and cadence monitoring. This feature also adds some degree of safety, allowing cyclists to keep their eyes on the road and not at the display. With VeloTones (R), cyclists determine their speed and cadence level with customized sounds played on a phone through the phone's speakers or a headset.

Additional features of VeloComputer6 include: detailed travel data recording, lap timer, trip distance, odometer, max, average, and differential speed. Mobile phones provide color displays with large digits, ergonomically designed for sharp view in bright light or dark conditions.

The VeloComputer6 is also ready for the 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 rotations. Currently the rechargeable version of the sensor is available as part of a Software Development Kit - SDK. Mass production is planned for later this year and will be coordinated with the release of a low energy profile by Bluetooth SIG. The Bluetooth low energy profile will allow the sensor to operate for months on a single coin size battery, eliminating the need for recharging.

VeloComputer6 will be available through selected mobile carriers and manufacturers in Europe and North America this spring. The beta version can be downloaded free for testing from the Company's website http://www.velocomputer.com.

About the company:
SoundOfMotion is a 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 a Technology Innovation competition, 'Mobile Rules!' by Nokia, 'Top 10 Bike Gadgets' by PC Magazine, Top 10 in NewVentures BC competition, Pro-cycling magazine, Java.com and other media.

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