Velocomp Iintroduces New iBike Coach App & Major Update to iBike App
iBike Coach App for the iBike Dash CC Makes Cycling More Rewarding and Fun
iBike App Update Adds Exclusive “Always On” Recording Technology
Boca Raton, FL, June 7, 2011 — Velocomp LLP, www.iBikeDash.com, a leading sports technology company and makers of the iBike® line of power meters and iBike Dash line of cycling computers, announced today two major app enhancements for its iBike Dash line of cycling computer products.
iBike Coach App
The new iBike Coach App (designed to work exclusively with the iBike Dash CC), includes a new user interface, more extensive use of video instruction tutorials, a simpler product setup, easier screen navigation, and one button access to music controls.
John Hamann, CEO of Velocomp, said, “iBike Coach introduces the core of our next generation app. With sharper and more colorful screens, simpler setup procedures, and fun features, such as music control, we think the iBike Coach will make bicycling more enjoyable for iBike Dash CC owners.” Hamann added, “We will rapidly introduce even more features to the iBike Coach App, extending its features to our iBike Dash CC Deluxe and iBike Dash + Power models.”
iBike App and iBike Dash “Always On” Update
The iBike app update that goes live today introduces a new “Always On” feature, which allows for the continuation of data gathering and recording — even with the iBike App is not running — using the iBike Dash electronics. Then when the iBike App is restarted, the app and electronics talk to each other, figure out where the data gaps are and seamlessly weave the lost data back into the app. Critical cycling information, both on-screen and in the ride file, is always complete and accurate.
According to Hamann, “Cyclists naturally expect that their cycling computer information will always be correct and accurate. And iPhone and iPod touch users naturally expect to have full access to all of their apps, whenever they want. With our new ‘Always On’ technology, both of these critical expectations are met. Implementing the ‘Always On’ feature requires complex interactions between the app, electronics, and firmware. We are pleased to implement seamless background data recording and recovery technologies in an iOS cycling computer and to provide this important feature to our customers.”
Pricing & Availability
The iBike Coach App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. This app works only with the iBike Dash CC, sold separately.
The update to the iBike App is live now on the App Store. The app works with the iBike Dash CC, iBike Dash CC Deluxe, and iBike Dash + Power, sold separately.
iBike Dash bicycle computer products are available at the Apple Retail Stores, the Apple Online Store, at www.ibikedash.com, and at local bicycle retail shops.
About the iBike Dash CC
The iBike Dash CC allows cyclists to turn their iPhone or iPod touch into an amazing cycling computer. The iBike Dash CC is a complete system, which includes the iBike Coach app for iPhone or iPod touch, accessory electronics that reside in the case of the iBike Dash, and sensors which are placed on the bike. The electronics gather cycling data and the app displays and records that data. The iBike Dash CC is available immediately for iPhone and iPod touch, priced at $199 MSRP through Apple retail stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, the Apple Store online at: http://store.apple.com/us/product/H3828LL/A, or Velocomp at: http://www.ibikesports.com/ibikestore.html. The iBike Dash CC includes the Smart Phone Booth case, mount, wireless speed sensor, iBike Coach app for iPhone or iPod touch, and iBike software for Mac and Windows desktop computers. The iBike Phone Booth Bicycle Mount is also available immediately through Apple retail stores or online, priced at $49.95. For more information, see www.ibikedash.com.
About Velocomp – First to Deliver Advanced Power Measurement at a Consumer-Friendly Price
Velocomp, LLP is a sports technology company based in Boca Raton, Florida. The first in the bicycle industry to deliver advanced power measurement at a mainstream price, Velocomp is dedicated to product breakthroughs in the areas of performance, measurement, design, and value. Launched in June 2006, thousands of iBike® power meters are being enjoyed worldwide. In 2010, Velocomp introduced the iBike Dash, the first complete bicycle system for the iPhone and iPod touch. For more information, see www.iBikeSports.com.
Source: Karen Thomas