Wahoo Fitness Launches RFLKT, The First Iphone Powered Bike Computer
We know what you’re thinking, “wait, there are plenty of iPhone based cycling computer apps?” But here’s the thing – with the RFLKT, you’re not looking at your phone – you don’t even need it to be accessible. No, the RFLKT is a fully featured cycling computer that relays, or reflects, the current cycling app on your phone onto the computer screen on your bike via Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity – which uses less energy on the iPhone end. Not only does this mean you can keep your phone safely tucked away, but it should mean much longer battery life for your phone since you aren’t actually using the screen, only the Bluetooth connection.
Compatible with the iPhone 4s and 5, cyclists can not only track their rides with RFLKT, but can also control iPhone functions like music control directly from the RFLKT head unit. With the base unit retailing for $129.99 it puts the RFLKT in the realm of high end full featured cycle computers, yet way under most GPS enabled devices.
For more on the RFLKT including a full list of features and compatible apps, continue on through.
Presumably, in order to gain cadence and heart rate measurements you will need Bluetooth equipped sensors, or you will have to purchase Wahoo’s Blue HR strap and Blue SC sensor, for $79.99 and $59.99 respectively.
- 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
- Weather and shock proof. RFLKT is IPX7 certified for riding in all types of weather and on all types of terrain
- Compatible with many different cycling Apps, full list here
Check out video and closeup photos of the unit in action from Interbike here.