Atlanta, Ga. – (November 21, 2013) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in iPhone™ powered fitness, running and cycling, recently closed a successful Kickstarter campaign funding the creation of the RFLKT+ smart bike computer. Now shipping and available for purchase, the RFLKT+ is powered by ANT+ and Bluetooth technology through your iPhone. The RFLKT+ (“REFLECT PLUS”) adds the functionality of connecting directly to ANT+ devices such as power meters, speed/cadence sensors and heart rate monitors, as well as a barometric altimeter for accurate elevation data. A perfect integration of your bike computer and your smartphone, the RFLKT+ reflects the data from your iPhone directly onto the handlebar or bike stem mounted computer screen.
RFLKT Demo Video
The RFLKT+ takes the ANT+ signal and converts it to Bluetooth Smart (aka Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth 4.0) so the iPhone can read the data and then display on the RFLKT+ screen. Cyclists can store their iPhone in a jersey pocket or bike mounted gearbox, while still receiving all their App and sensor data in real-time on the handlebar mounted RFLKT+ bike computer. GPS, elevation, speed, cadence, heart rate, power, turn by turn, interval settings and more, is all possible with the power of Apps and the power of the RFLKT. With Wahoo’s multiple App partnerships, cyclists can use all the popular Apps they have grown to love including Strava, MapMyFitness, Cyclemeter and more. The RFLKT even allows cyclists to control the iPhone’s music library (play/pause/skip) all from the handlebar mounted display.
RFLKT+ Smart Bike Computer features include:
ANT+ bridging functionality connects your iPhone directly to your ANT+ devices like power meters, speed and cadence, heart rate and more
Fully integrated with the best cycling Apps including Strava, Wahoo Fitness, Cyclemeter and MapMyFitness
Full iPhone integration for access to GPS, music, and App functionality
Fully customizable to show any number of data fields on up to 8 screens
Automatic updates via iOS App
Accurate barometric altimeter
Coin cell operated, requires no recharging with a battery life of 1 year
1.75 x 1.2 inches LCD screen with a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels with the ability to view at any time of day
“Thank you to all the early supporters of this project, it’s with your help we were able to deliver this much needed bike computer,” says Wahoo CEO Chip Hawkins. “There is a missing link bridging the gap from highly adopted ANT+ bike sensors and the ever-changing app/smartphone world. Many of the cyclists out there are carrying their iPhone while using Apps to track their rides, but they’re also still carrying a designated bike computer because it has historically connected to their ANT+ sensors…the RFLKT+ changes that and puts all your data, from all your sensors (BLE or ANT+), into one convenient place. ”
The RFLKT+ is shipping to Kickstarter backers now and is available for purchase on WahooFitness.com for $149.99. For more information about the RFLKT+, please contact PR Representative Brad Hobbs at (305) 374-4404 x119 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Wahoo Fitness, please visit www.WahooFitness.com and for a list of compatible Apps, please visit www.WahooFitness.com/Apps. To contribute to the RFLKT+ Kickstarter campaign, visit www.Kickstarter.com.
The original version of the RFLKT is currently available at apple.com and wahoofitness.com worldwide.
About Wahoo Fitness:
Located in Atlanta, GA., Wahoo Fitness connects iOS devices and smartphones to your favorite fitness activities – running, biking, and gym going. Wahoo Fitness’ award winning line of Bluetooth Smart products also include the Wahoo Blue HR heart rate strap, which adds heart rate training to your iPhone, the Wahoo Blue SC speed & cadence sensor, which provides accurate speed and pedaling cadence data to your iPhone, the Wahoo RFLKT Bike Computer, the world’s first iPhone powered bike computer, and the KICKR Power Trainer, the world’s first iOS powered bike trainer.
For more information on Wahoo Fitness, please visit www.wahoofitness.com.