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Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: Wahoo RFLKT is a big win for cyclists [TechHive]


As both a tech fan and a biking enthusiast, I’ve always lusted after posh bike computers and other high-end cycling gadgets—so when we got our hands on the new RFLKT from Wahoo Fitness, I jumped at the chance to take it for a spin.
The $130 RFLKT bike computer is unique in that it relies on an iPhone for all of its data—it pairs with an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 via Bluetooth for all of its functionality. As a result, it gives you access to smartphone features that other bike computers don’t offer, most notably the ability to switch your iPhone’s music tracks wirelessly.
Specifically, the RFLKT is designed to interact with Wahoo Fitness's iOS app, which tracks your workout time, distance traveled, and speed; it can also connect with other sensors over Bluetooth to display your heart rate, cadence, calories burned, and more. By displaying all your ride data on the app, the RFLKT essentially turns your phone into a powerful bike computer capable of giving you a great deal of information.
And if you prefer to use another biking app such as Cyclemeter, you'll be pleased to learn that Wahoo Fitness says compatibility with the RFLKT is on the way for that app, as well as for Strava and others. (Currently the RFLKT is also compatible with version 3.0 of Wahoo Fitness's App for Cycling)...
Continue reading the review at --> TechHive

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