Using your iPhone 5 as a cycling computer? GPS? If you’re taking it with you, you might as well protect it – with something like Wahoo Fitness’ new PROTKT iPhone 5 bike mount and case. With the success of their iPhone 4/4s mount, Wahoo built on that to offer an even better case and mount system for the iPhone 5 that is water proof, shockproof, mounts quickly, and includes the Wahoo Fitness cycling app.
Want a case that feels like the actual touch screen of your phone? Find out why the PROTKT may be the answer, next.
While most phone cases use a lexan or polymer screen cover, the PROTKT actually features a glass screen. That means that tapping on the phone while in the case should feel just like the case wasn’t there meaning you’re more likely to keep the phone in the case, and protected. While in the case you are still able to hear the phone and make calls. Of course, pairing your iPhone with Wahoo’s Blue HR and Blue SC sensors will allow for real-time heart rate, speed and cadence recording that turns the phone into a fully featured cycling computer with Wahoo’s fitness app.
The PROTKT retains functionality of the camera on the back of the phone, while the 1/4 turn mount allows you to unlock the phone to take a quick picture. The mount also allows for easy positioning on both stems and handlebars depending on your preference.
The actual mount to the bike is isolated from vibrations with a rubber base, and is compatible with Wahoo’s Bag-O-Mounts, which is sold separately. The Bag-O-Mounts includes an additional stem or bar mount, a GoPro mount, and a neoprene wrist strap if you want to run with your phone for $14.99.
The PROTKT weighs in at 125g and offers a plugged headphone port for retaining the waterproofing. The iPhone 5 PROTKT retails for $69.99.