Last September, Wahoo Fitness' RFLKT iPhone bike computer appeared on our radar poised for a December release, but it's only just gone up for sale. As of today, the iPhone 4S- and 5-compatible device is available for $130 from Wahoo's website and is shipping out to door steps. If you're in need of a refresher, the RFLKT (pronounced reflect, if you're curious) sits on a bicycle's handlebars and displays ride information slung to it over Bluetooth 4.0 from cycling apps running on a paired device. RFLKT is expected to support a number of apps in the future, but it currently plays nice with just two: its maker's own Cyclemeter application and the Wahoo Fitness App, which monitors everything from speed to heart rate, with the help of another peripheral, of course. Cyclists can also push buttons on the contraption's side to change tracks on their iDevice's playlist. Ready to infuse your ride with at-a-glance stats? Check out the source link and the video after the break.
World's Only iPhone Powered Cycling Computer, the New Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Bike Computer
Available today, the RFLKT wirelessly receives or "reflects" your cycling App data, heart-rate, speed, cadence, music data and more, all while your iPhone stays safely in your jersey pocket or storage box
Atlanta, Ga. – (February 13, 2013) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in iPhoneTM powered fitness, running and cycling, announces the RFLKT iPhone bike computer, the world's first and only iPhone powered cycling computer. Using Bluetooth Smart, Wahoo's newest innovation allows cyclists to transmit their cycling App data from the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, wirelessly to the handlebar-mounted RFLKT. Shipping today, Wahoo Fitness' RFLKT is available for $129.99 at www.WahooFitness.com.
The RFLKT wirelessly receives all App data and ride info from the iPhone 4S and/or iPhone 5 via Bluetooth Smart. Equipped with control buttons, cyclists can operate their favorite iPhone cycling App, toggle between screens, start/stop intervals and even control iPhone functionality such as music playback all from the RFLKT, while the iPhone remains safely in a jersey pocket or bike mounted compartment. RFLKT's sleek profile and lowly 2 ounce weight, make it virtually unnoticeable when mounted, while the coin cell operated battery has a life of over one year and requires no charging.
"RFLKT is the perfect solution for App loving, data junkie cyclists that shy away from mounting their pricey iPhone on their handlebars risking drop, crash and weather damages," says Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. "Whether to monitor their ride with a cycling App or just for safety, cyclists and triathletes routinely carry their iPhones during their rides. Instead of the iPhone sitting idle in your back pocket, the RFLKT captures all that data from the iPhone and
displays it on your handlebars in real-time. This puts your App info, GPS, music, speed/cadence, heart rate, power and all other cycling data, conveniently within view and reach like a traditional bike computer."
RFLKT iPhone Bike Computer features include:
- Wirelessly receives data, images and cycling App features from the iPhone 4S and new iPhone 5 via Bluetooth Low Energy
- From the RFLKT cyclists can navigate screens, start/stop timer, control music playback and additional App features, while the iPhone remains securely in your jersey pocket or bike mounted compartment
- Coin cell operated, requires no recharging with a battery life of 1 year
- Weighs 2 ounces and measures 2.4" L x 1.6" W x 0.5" H, making it lightweight and compact like the top bike computers on the market
Available at: http://www.wahoofitness.com/Products/Wahoo-Fitness-Wahoo-RFLKT-iPhone-
Wahoo Fitness has fully integrated the iPhone into all aspects of cycling fitness. With Wahoo's speed & cadence sensor for iPhone, heart rate monitor for iPhone, the recently unveiled KICKR Power Trainer and now the RFLKT iPhone Bike Computer, Wahoo users can track and power their cycling with their iPhone on the road, the trail and the trainer. Wahoo Fitness' iPhone cycling system allows users to monitor all the vitals including power, speed, cadence, heart rate, pace, distance, location, course and more.
At launch, the RFLKT will be compatible with the Wahoo Fitness App with more scheduled to roll out in the future.