Cycling used to be a pretty simple pursuit, but for most of us it’s now hard to leave the house without numerous gadgets and gizmos. This means having a whole host of devices attached to your handlebars, but there could soon be one less thanks to the SpeedForce cycling computer.
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This has got to be one of the neatest designs of any new product we’ve seen, with the whole device contained within your stem. And as a whole the SpeedForce computer includes a 1.6 inch square colour screen, buttons to control the computer, and a 150 lumen light on the front of the stem that also includes turn signals.
The SpeedForce computer measures everything you’d expect from other cycling computers, such as those in Garmin’s Edge range. That means standard metrics like speed, distance and time, but it will also connect with heart rate, cadence, and power sensors using either ANT+ or Bluetooth. It
As well as all that data, the SpeedForce computer also provides navigational tools in conjunction with your smartphone, using arrows on the screen to point you in the correct direction, while that smartphone connectivity also allows you to see incoming calls and texts.
If you think that all sounds pretty good, then you’re not alone, with 2,300 people pledging nearly $420,000 on the company’s Indiegogo page. The computer is set to be available in March 2016, with a retail price of $159.99 (£107).