July 2015 MedGizmo’s Latest Updates on Cycling: News, Gadgets & Applications
Best GPS devices for cycling
GPS-equipped cycle computers are becoming increasingly popular, with both road cyclists and mountain bikers using them for social media applications as much as for navigation and training purposes. Brands such as Garmin, Magellan (Mio in the UK), Cateye and Bryton offer a wide range of bike GPS units, across a range of price points. BikeRadar has tested many units from these brands and more, but we've collated the best of the bunch for you below.
Is gadgetizing bicycles a good thing?
Urban cyclists haven't yet en masse embraced these gadgets or the idea that computer-enabled devices for city bikes are necessary. Now two new gadgets – one from a team in Montreal, the other from a group in my bikey hometown of Portland, Oregon – are getting ready, their creators say, to make a better biking world.
Why technology in sport poses a threat to keeping the game fair, safe and affordable
Technology is there to facilitate a sport and to challenge the limits of our performance. But this has to be tempered with caution and vigilance to ensure a sport remains fair, safe and accessible. It could be argued that the technology makes the effort of athletes today incomparable to those of the past.
New Technology And Partnerships Changing The Tour de France Viewing Experience
Thanks to a new partnership between Velon and GoPro, and in cooperation with TdF organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), eleven WorldTour teams have been filming the Tour using handlebar and seatpost-mounted HERO4 cameras. Touted as GoPro’s most advanced camera ever, capturing 4K Ultra HD video, the quality of footage from inside one of the world’s most grueling competitions has been nothing short of breathtaking.
SmartHalo Smart Bike System
With a minimalist interface and extensive capability under the hood, SmartHalo seeks to be the answer to a variety of rider’s needs, whilst minimising distractions. Eschewing the data heavy, sound dependent, model of most smart bike devices, SmartHalo pairs with your smartphone and uses a circle of light to indicate a variety of things, such as directions, distance of goal completed, even text message and weather notifications.
SENTH IN1 a smart augmented reality glasses for cyclists
An augmented reality view, activity tracking, navigation, HD video, phone connectivity, Keep biker’s attention focused on the road: information is displayed in the center of view.
Bionic Runner Hybrid Bicycle
Designed to guide users through a mid-foot running gait, allowing them to engage the same muscles that they would when running on the ground – while also protecting their joints from over-exertion
Hammerhead Navigation, a safe navigation tool for bicyclists
All the information you need in a clear and distilled manner. Hammerhead shows you everything you need to navigate while not distracting you with text, small graphics or the need for headphones.
ICEdot Crash Sensor for Cycling
Crash Sensor will mount onto any helmet. When paired with the ICEdot app on a smart phone, the system is able to detect motion, changes in forces and impacts. In the event of critical forces, the device triggers the app over low-energy Bluetooth to sound an alarm and initiate an emergency countdown. Unless the countdown clock is stopped, the app will then notify your emergency contacts and send GPS coordinates of the incident so that appropriate follow up actions can be taken.
Polar CS500+ Cycling Computer
The Polar CS500 Cycling Computer With Cadence is for ambitious cyclists seeking improved cycling performance. It determines daily personal heart rate target zones for optimal training and allows quick and safe control with the rocker switch and oversized user-configurable display. It also displays the inclines and declines of your ride with altitude measurement and guarantees interference-free transmission with W.I.N.D. technology.
Misfit Flash Link - Cost-effective Fitness Tracker
Flash tracks walking, running, cycling, swimming, tennis, yoga, dance and other activities. The Misfit App turns your fitness data into easy to read charts. Seeing daily stats like steps, calories, distance and activities will help you visualize where you’re headed and where you want to be.
Endomondo Running Cycling Walk
The only personal trainer you’ll ever need fits right in your pocket. Whether you’re running, cycling, walking, kayaking, or something completely different, we keep you motivated, and most importantly - keep what you’re doing fun.
Lumos - A Next Generation Bicycle Helmet
Featuring integrated brake and turn signal lights, Lumos helps you more effectively communicate your intentions to drivers and people around you.
SAFE + SOUND Modular Bone Conduction Headphones for Cyclists
A Royal College of Art graduate has designed headphones specifically for cyclists. that deliver sound via your cheekbones, leaving your ears free to hear what’s going on around you
CTRL ON - Smartest, Safest Glasses for Cycling
Light conditions are constantly in flux and your lenses need to keep up. Until now, no glasses could do this. CTRL ONE uses military-grade electronic Tint-on-Demand (e-Tint) technology that can change the tint of your lenses automatically and instantaneously, so you can keep your hands on the handlebar and your eyes on the road.
Siva Cycle -The Siva Atom Portable Charger
The Siva Atom transforms the momentum of riding your bike into reliable, USB power captured in the removable battery pack so you can charge your devices anywhere you go.
BSEEN: LED Waist Pack
Presenting the running, walking and cycling pack that keeps you illuminated, stores your personal items, and charges your phone. has a 4000 mAh backup battery, pack is illuminated as well as reflective, so you are even more likely to be seen. The battery will provide up to 180 hours of consecutive illumination in flash mode. Our lighted products can be seen from 250 yards away.
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