SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SoundOfMotion Technologies Inc. launches a campaign on crowd funding sites Indiegogo.com and Kickstarter.com pledging to the cyclists' community for a help accelerating the manufacturing of its new VeloComputer™ 1-Degree Precision Bluetooth Smart Sensor RIDER version for road, track and mountain biking. The new sensor uses Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) technology and is compatible with iPhone 4S & 5, iPod Touch 5 and selected Android phones.
SoundOfMotion's innovative wheel sensing technology is 360 times more accurate than any cycling computer on the market. The VeloComputer™ wheel sensor detects a magnetic field from a magnet attached to a spoke and determines forward or reverse angle of a wheel motion with 1-Degree Precision. This accuracy reduces speed latency from 7 seconds in traditional bicycle computers to less than 1 second. The sensor measures distance with unprecedented 1/2 inch (1 cm ) precision as well as spot speed, acceleration and cadence. It is powered by a standard coin cell battery lasting over 200 hours.
"The new VeloComputer™ Bluetooth Smart Sensor is a product of 5 years of R&D," said founder Vlad Savchenko. "If there is a wheel, we can measure its motion to 1 degree precision." https://vimeo.com/64849636
The new VeloComputer Smart Sensor can be ordered at Indiegogo.com and Kickstarter.com. SoundOfMotion offers limited number of sensors as low as $58 in a pack of 3 or $65 individually. The retail price of the RIDER version is $100. There is also a team package of 8 sensors available for $500 that includes VeloCoach™ tablet application for cycling coaches. For each team pack purchase SoundOfMotion donates one sensor to a disabled athlete.
A Software Developer Kit (SDK) is also offered for developers who wish to create innovative applications or devices using this high precision wheel sensing technology.
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.
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