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SoundOfMotion Offers a Free License for 1-degree Precision Bluetooth Bicycle Sensor for 2011

SoundOfMotion Offers a Free License for 1-degree Precision Bluetooth Bicycle Sensor for 2011












Wheel & Pedal Sensor


CES, Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 7, 2011

SoundOfMotion announces at CES a royalty free one year license to manufacture and distribute the bluetooth wheel pedal bicycle sensor 1-degree precision bluetooth Wheel & Pedal Sensor sensor for bicycles. The royalty free license will be awarded to selected companies who can demonstrate their ability to effectively manufacture and distribute the VeloComputer sensors in six geographic regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, European Union, Eastern Europe and Russia, and Oceania. "Our philosophy is to make VeloComputer technology affordable for the benefit of sport," said Vlad Savchenko, Founder and CEO of SoundOfMotion, demonstrating the VeloComputer bicycle sensor at CES, Bluetooth SIG booth.

The VeloComputer sensor uses classic Bluetooth available in most mobile phones, transmitting performance cycling data to a mobile phone. The sensor is designed for mounting on a rear wheel along a chainstay and combines wheel and pedal strokes sensors in one unit. The sensor accurately measures wheel rotation within 1-degree accuracy and cadence from the pedal motion.

SoundOfMotion's innovative wheel sensing technology is at least 360 times more accurate than traditional cycling computers. The bluetooth cycling computer wheel sensor detects a magnetic field from a magnet attached to the wheel and determines the angle of a rotation with 1-degree accuracy. This 1-degree accuracy reduces latency in speed detection from up to 7 seconds in traditional bicycle computers to less than one second. This low latency allows the sensor to accurately determine a spot speed and acceleration, which is used to calculate torque, propulsion force and power on the wheel. Spot speed, acceleration, cadence, propulsion and applied power are critical for cyclists to improve their training and race technique.

The VeloComputer Bluetooth Sensor is compatible with most Bluetooth mobile devices, supporting serial port protocol - SPP. It uses a rechargeable battery lasting up to 12 hours. The sensor was originally designed for road and trek cyclists for its precision and simplicity but can also be mounted on other types of bicycles.

About the company: Apps for Sports is unique in its focus on developing and licensing innovative technologies for mobile devices and sports applications. SoundOfMotion is a finalist in Bluetooth Innovation World Cup 2010, the winner of the Orange Design and Innovation contest and a nominee in the Sony-Ericsson content awards. SoundOfMotion was featured at Electronica 2010, CTIA Wireless, JavaWorld, 'Mobile Rules!' by Nokia, 'Top 10 Bike Gadgets' by PC Magazine, Pro-cycling magazine, Bikeradar.com, Popular Science and other media.

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