BikeRadar got a preview of Wahoo Fitness’ slick new RFLKT bike computer at last year’s Interbike show. It’s the world’s first iPhone-powered cycling computer and today it hits the market at £115 / US$129.99.
The RFLKT is an all-new way of integrating your iPhone’s functionality into your riding without having to mount your smartphone precariously on a handlebar. The computer gets its name from its ability to ‘reflect’ data, using Bluetooth to transmit and display cycling app data from an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.
The device can be used to show regular computer functions such as heart rate, speed, cadence and more. It even allows for playback functionality from your iPhone’s music collection.
The RFLKT’s compact LCD head unit transmits information through a customisable interface, while physical buttons on the sides of the unit can be used to control functions such as toggling through different pages.
The computer is small and can be mounted on the stem or bar. It’s also coin cell operated, so requires no recharging – Wahoo Fitness even claim a battery life of more than one year.
Our technical editor James Huang now has a test unit on hand, so keep your eyes peeled for a full BikeRadar review in the near future. In the meantime, for more information see www.wahoofitness.com.
RFLKT system diagram: Wahoo Fitness