By admin on Thu, 09/19/2013
Here’s a last minute chance to get involved in the realization of an exciting Kickstarter project for which the funding period ends Sept. 20, and if the goal is met shipping will begin Oct. 1st.
The project involves a bike computer from Wahoo Fitness powered by an iPhone, for access to GPS, music, and app functionality connected by Bluetooth.
The unit mounts on the handlebars for convenient viewing and access. It can display up to eight screens with pertinent information that you specify, including turn-by-turn navigation. It weighs only two ounces and measures 2.4 x 1.6 x .5 inches. It connects to iPhone 4S and 5 via Bluetooth 4.0. It’s powered by a small coin type battery and has a screen resolution of 128 x 128 pixels and works well in direct sunlight.
It’s weather and shock proof for rides in rugged terrain and through foul weather. Just download the new Wahoo Fitness app (free) and you’re good to go. It also works with other popular cycling apps such as Cyclemeter GPS ($4.99) and Strava Cycling (free).
If you are not yet familiar with Kickstarter, it is one of several crowdfunding sites. Kickstarter helps developers with fundraising, production, and marketing of projects. Visitors to the website pledge contributions to bring the project to fruition. The donations are given freely without any expectation of compensation or equity other than sometimes a sample of the product when it goes into production.
You can visit the Kickstarter site to make a contribution or watch the video showing RFLKT+ in action. The projected cost for RFLKT+ is $129.00; make a contribution of $100 or more and get a free unit.