Strava’s game-ified cycling like nothing else before it, turning virtually any hill, flat or descent into a leaderboard. The only “problem” with it was you didn’t know if you toppled a segment’s record until you finished the ride. Not any more.
4iiii’s new Cliiiimb app pulls live segment data as you ride and relays it to their Sportiiiis heads up display, shown above. No more wondering whether that extra bit of leg and lung crushing effort put you at the top, or if you’re far enough off to just save your legs for another day.
In addition to the app and the sunglasses attachment, you’ll need their Viiiiva dual Bluetooth/ANT+ transmitter heart rate strap to bridge your ANT+ sensors and display to the Bluetooth-only iPhone. The Cliiiimb app syncs with Sportiiis visual or Voiiiice audio to show and tell you when the segment is approaching, when it starts and how you’re doing against the person you told the app to compare you to. The whole idea is to keep your eyes on the road while giving you an entirely new way to use Strava.
Video demo and more below…
Alana Baxter from 4iiiis, who we spoke with for our ANT+ tech article, said Cliiimb app comes out on Nov 15. It’s a free app, but you”ll need their hardware to use it safely. They don’t really want you looing at the app while you’re trying to crush a segment in real time.
Two kits will be offered, both include the Viiiiva HR monitor. The Cliiiimb Pro shown at the top for $199 which includes both the speaker and LED light indicators, available November 25. The standard Cliiiimb kit gets just the Voiiiice audio transmitter for $129 and will be available in 2014.