This bike light puts on a show while you pedal

Cyclists go to great lengths to let motorists know of their presence in traffic, especially at night. No one wants to hit or get hit. Cycling enthusiast Leo Liu got an idea that goes beyond reflectors and light clothing. He has created an LED bike wheel display that turns a spinning wheel into to a […]

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Detroit’s desolated stadium is the perfect playground for this BMXer

This Red Bull-sponsored film of Tyler Fernengel, an up and coming BMX star, shredding through the creepy post-apocalyptic remains of Detroit’s Silverdome stadium is both amazing to watch and poignant at the same time. The stadium represents with a gravelly-voiced…Read more ›



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Fitbit Adds Multi-Device Support and Extensive Bike-Tracking Analytics [iOS Blog]

Fitbit today announced a two-pronged update to its popular line of fitness trackers, adding support for in-depth bike-tracking on the Fitbit Surge and allowing users to easily switch between multiple Fitbit models with „Multi-Tracker Support.“

The company says the added support will grant customers more ease-of-use in switching amongst Fitbit devices throughout the day, or week, allowing them to choose „the right tracker for any occasion.“ The update lets any one user pair up to six Fitbit trackers – the maximum amount of Fitbit variants on the market – to their Fitbit account.

After the initial pairing stage, Fitbit will automatically notice when a user switches trackers without needing to enter the Fitbit app. The company notes that as a user transitions amongst trackers throughout the day, for example wearing a „Fitbit One to work, Fitbit Surge for a run, or Tory Burch for Fitbit for a night on the town,“ the Fitbit app never pauses or hiccups in curating the usual array of steps and calories burnt as a single statistic across every device.

Also announced today is an update specifically to Fitbit Surge, using GPS and „other advanced sensors“ to provide a comprehensive overview of various bike riding statistics, including: distance, duration, average speed, heart rate, and calories burned. Already the beefiest Fitbit, with a 7-day battery life and on-board GPS tracking sensors, the company hopes to broaden its fitness-friendly device with the new cycling-specific features.

“Our users are passionate about fitness and have consistently requested a way to track their outdoor cycling activity. We are delivering this feature on Fitbit Surge for active consumers looking to track and better understand performance during rides, in addition to their other workouts,” said Tim Roberts, VP of Interactive, Fitbit. “Our goal is to provide users with the tools it takes to track their exercise and reward them for doing the activities they love to do most – like biking and running.”

Fitbit noted that while the Multi-Tracker Support is slated to hit later this week, the bike-tracking features won’t roll out in North America until sometime in April, „with global availability coming soon.“ The nebulous April launch window for the cycling-focused update sees the company beefing up the features of the Fitbit Surge, the tracker most in direct competition with the Apple Watch, which at $249 is still $100 cheaper than the 38mm Apple Watch Sport.




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Kinda Serious, Hardcore Or Crazy Fitness Maniac: Wahoo’s Trio Of New TICKR Bluetooth Heart-Rate Straps [CES 2014]

LAS VEGAS — Rather than come out with a more casual-oriented wearable fitness tracker like everyone (and we mean everyone) else, Wahoo stuck to its athletic roots and took the more serious route of improving the heart-rate monitor strap and…Read more ›



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The Mission Cycling Wallet Keeps Your iPhone Safe And Ready To Use

The Mission Cycling Wallet is a lot like those iPhone card wallets you see all the time, only this one zips your iPhone safely inside, and lets it face out through a see-through screen so you can read it and use it without taking it out or opening the case. You can even use it […]

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Hopefully The New Cycling-Friendly Jabra Sport Wireless+ Bluetooth Earbuds Fix Its Predecessor’s Woes

Jabra made a big show of introducing their Sport Bluetooth music/phone earbuds at CES this year, even bringing in triathlete celeb and Ironman champ Craig Alexander to flaunt the buds while he sweated away the miles on a stationary bike. Unfortunately, the Sport has been plagued by reports of abysmal Bluetooth connectivity (possibly due to […]

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Skobbler’s ForeverMap 2, Fully-Featured Offline Navigation App With Bicycle Routing [Daily Freebie]

; ForeverMap 2 is one of those great apps that should be a no-brainer download for any even moderately frequent map user. Unlike either the standard iOS Maps app or the Google Maps app, ForeverMap 2 can download and store custom maps on your device — allowing you to use the map and accompanying navigation […]

The post Skobbler’s ForeverMap 2, Fully-Featured Offline Navigation App With Bicycle Routing [Daily Freebie] appeared first on Cult of Mac.

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