New pedals connect with smartphone to let you track your bike after it's stolen

It’s every cyclist’s worst nightmare: returning to where you parked your bike to see a broken lock on the floor and your pride and joy nowhere to be seen. With only 5% of stolen bikes being returned to their owners, it’s hard not to see the attraction of Connected Cycle’s GPS-enabled pedal.

A couple of months ago we reported on a new thief-proof bike which used the seatpost as a lock to make stealing it all but pointless. But if you don’t want to invest in a whole new bike, these pedals could be the answer

Day-to-day, the pedal records speed, distance, incline and calories, sending the data to the Connected Cycle smartphone app which should be available to download for iPhone and Android users in the next few days.

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The Connected Cycle app tracks your bike and measures speed, distance, incline, and calories.

However where the Connected Cycle pedals really come into their own is as an anti-theft device. Users receive a notification whenever their bike moves, with a map to track it’s location, allowing you to chase down any miscreant who has made off with your ride.

Installation is simple and doesn’t require any tools, but thankfully removing the pedals is not so easy, requiring a special coded key that only the owner possess. The other smart feature is that the pedals are self-charging, meaning that once they’re fitted you can simply leave them to get on with their job.

The pedals will come in five different colours, although there’s no word yet on pricing or UK availability.

For more details head over to the Connected Cycle website.

  • BadBit Dino

    Was that a question?

  • Okay, call the Police. What do you think they’re going to do about it?

    Mug? really?

  • BadBit Dino

    call the police u mug

  • Smith Alice

    1TopSpy allows you to easily monitor the GPS location of your children or employees. A GPS tracker, you’ll be able to ensure your child isn’t wandering around after school when he or she should be home or at a friend’s or that your teen is driving safely and in an agreed-upon area. You should try it:D

  • But they are ugly! – and what about my cleats?!!

  • Dean Rowntree

    “Excuse me good sir, I do believe you have taken my bicycle by mistake”

  • Question is, what do you do once you’ve tracked it?