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VeloComputer calculates precise cycling distance, speed, acceleration, cadence, grade and power using your iPhone or Android phone

VeloComputer calculates precise cycling distance, speed, acceleration, cadence, grade and power using your iPhone or Android phone Read More
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Hi all backers!

Thank you for supporting our project. We trust your backing will continue.

Good news! We've signed an agreement with a global bike parts distributor.
The upside - the VeloComputer Smart Sensor 4 will be at your local bike store.
The downside - the retail price will be higher then initially expected.
Why? Read http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/09/the-interbike-2012-sports-tech-golden.html

We value our current backers and will provide you with a PayPal link that honors your pledge as of October 1, 2012.
For the rest, you can pre-order the VeloComputer Smart Sensor at www.VeloComputer.com until the distribution agreement is in full force. After that we may not be able to sell the sensor directly in your territory.

Thank you for your pledge and support. We look forward to hearing about your experience with VeloComputer.

Team VeloComputer

Help us reach 100 likes on Facebook and we will give 1 sensor to a disabled athlete of the groups choice. 

http://www.facebook.com/VeloComputer

Follow us on Twitter and know what we are up to! When we reach 150 followers we will give 1 sensor to a disabled athlete of the followers choice. 

https://twitter.com/VeloComputer

MetaWatch, DC Rainmaker, InterBike and VeloComputer

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/09/the-interbike-2012-sports-tech-golden.html

We met up with DC Rainmaker at Eurobike, see what he has to say about us: 

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/08/hands-on-with-200-bluetooth-smart-power.html

Introducing the VeloComputer Smart Sensor 4 by SoundOfMotion

The VeloComputer Smart Sensor measures cycling performance data with 1 degree precision. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy technology) to connect with your Android phone or iPhone 4s. 

Detects 1cm ( ~ 3/8" ) of distance on a standard 700C wheel.

At least 360 times more accurate than traditional cycling sensors

1 second latency, up to 7 times faster than a traditional cycling computer

Built-in 3-axis accelerometer

Replaceable 3 volt CR2032 coin cell battery

Rigid plastic enclosure

Waterproof

Performance data precision:

- distance in 0.01 of a meter

- speed in 0.01 of a KMH

- acceleration in 0.01 of a KMH/second

- cadence 1 RPM

- grade of a slope in 1% increments

- power in 1 Watt

Mobile Application 

We have developed the VeloComputer mobile application for Android and iPhone 4S. The app is designed for battery conservation, glare reduction in the bright sun, and sharp visibility in low light. It utilizes our innovative feature VeloTones, which allows you to carry your smartphone in a saddle bag and get audible notifications when your performance data changes. All your performance data is recorded in a simple CSV file and can be uploaded to any training software or analyzed in a simple spreadsheet. 

See the precision with your own eyes!

Research and Development 

We have spent the last 6 years researching, developing and fine tuning our 1-degree precision wheel motion technology. We released our first sensor over 2 years ago. It was developed for track cycling and received appraisal from athletes from around the world. The new sensor is designed for road, track and mountain bikes.

Why Kickstarter?

We have teamed up with the best cycling computers manufacturer Echowell Electronic Co. Ltd. and are ready to go into production. We need help to get the sensor on your bike. The funding received through this campaign will be used to towards production cost and will ensure that we can deliver the sensor to you on time. 

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    Be the first to receive updates about the VeloComputer Bluetooth Smart Sensor and stay informed about this exciting project

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99 USD

    Morning Birds, help us get started! Receive One (1) VeloComputer Smart Sensor.
    Free shipping to USA and Canada, add $20 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $149 or more About $149 USD

    Afternoon Birds, slept too long for the morning bird? Not to worry! Receive One (1) VeloComputer Smart Sensor.
    Add $5 shipping for US, $10 for Canada, and $20 for other international.

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    Pledge $179 or more About $179 USD

    Evening Birds, Welcome! You will receive One (1) VeloComputer Smart Sensor.
    Add $5 shipping for US, $10 for Canada, and $20 for other international.

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    Pledge $349 or more About $349 USD

    Pledge with a friend or maybe you got two bikes? You will receive Two (2) VeloComputer Smart Sensors. Add $5 shipping for US, $10 for Canada, and $20 for other international.

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    Pledge $1,249 or more About $1,249 USD

    Got a cycling team and a coach? This is the package for you! It will give you Eight (8) Smart Sensors and VeloCoach so you can monitor the entire team using a tablet. For each pledge of this category we will donate 1 Sensor to a disabled athlete of the pledgers choice.
    Add $10 shipping for US, $15 for Canada, and $30 for other international destinations.

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    Pledge $4,999 or more About $4,999 USD

    Distributor Pack.
    Get Fifty (50) VeloComputer smart sensors and become one of our official distributor for the future. FOB Los Angeles, CA or Hong Kong.

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    Pledge $9,999 or more About $9,999 USD

    Mega Distributor Pack. Get One Hundred and Ten (110) VeloComputer Smart Sensors and become one of our official distributors for the future. FOB Los Angeles, CA or Hong Kong.

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