Whether it's for fitness, performance or just a leisurely bimble around your local area, us cyclists love our stats.
Since the launch of fitness apps such as Strava, we've been able to monitor our performance on the bike, covering everything from routes, distance, speed and time. Tracking your stats allows you to effectively train for those cycling challenges, and give you a great sense of reward when you beat your personal bests and achieve those QoM's.
However, it's sometimes nice to dial it back, kick is old school and go back to the world of reliable old analogue methods. That exactly how OMATA One came to be. It tracks everything with the same level of precision as the best cycling computers, but shows only the stuff that really matters: speed, distance, ascent and time.
Developed by a team of keen cyclists, engineers, designers and tech heads, the OMATA One is the epitome of cycle stats sophistication, and you can get your hands on one sooner than you think.
After smashing their kickstarter campaign earlier this year, having a goal target of $150,000, the OMATA One team secured themselves over $220,000 to launch their precision cycling companion.
The OMATA One easily displays your vital stats: speed, distance, elevation and time, but it still records your other important stats in the background so you can still achieve those QoM's, PB's and goals.
All your data is recorded on the internal memory and converted into analogue movement by the custom mechanical sub-assembly developed with Seiko Precision Inc. The recorded data can then be exported via USB to Strava and other fitness platforms.
Designed in a strong aluminium casing, the OMATA One is weather proof and air tight to keep out the dirt and elements.
The hinged aluminium mount clamps to your handlebar and is secured in place by a single hex bolt. Once the mount is fitted, the speedometer is attached by a one quarter, clockwise turn.
Because the OMATA One uses analogue display, the battery life is significantly better than digital devices. After many trials in the lab, the OMATA One will last roughly 24hr active hours on the bike before needing a re-charge.
We do love our bike gadgets at TWC, especially when they can track, monitor and help improve our performance. We're pretty excited about this precise, long-lasting and rather nifty looking component, but we're going to have to wait until the official release sometime early 2017.
For more information and product updates, head over to OMATA One's website.