This BMX bike sensor is ready to track your off-road adventures

Iddo BMX bike activity tracker

There’s no shortage of bike sensors that will track your performance. However, they usually assume that you’re on a garden variety road bike. What if your definition of biking involves BMX races or trick jumps? Never fear — you now have an activity tracker to call your own. Iddo has launched a crowdfunding drive for what it says is the world’s first BMX bike sensor. The angry-looking add-on (seriously, it’s a little metal skull) will capture ‘boring’ details like speed and GPS position, but it also includes a 9-axis motion sensor and an altimeter to detect your air time and tricks. The companion smartphone app will even score stunts, so you have an added incentive to master that bunny hop or tailwhip. If you’re racing, Iddo will let you map tracks and measure your lap times.

This peripheral won’t be cheap. You’re looking at a pledge between €159 to €189 ($177 to $211) to get Iddo’s sensor, which should begin shipping this September. Also, unfettered premium access to the app will cost about €5 ($6) per month once your free period runs out. With that said, this may well be your best option for quantifying your BMX exploits — give it a look if’ you can’t imagine cycling any other way.

Filed under: ,

Comments

Source: Indiegogo, Iddo

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On