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Small objects of desire: Analogue GPS

mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,481
edited April 2016 in Commuting chat
Saw this in my e-mail inbox and immediately thought "WANT!"

http://www.alwaysriding.com/_wp/wp-cont ... ometer.jpg

http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/features/ ... eedometer/

Should look good on my silver CdF. Imperial units of course.

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  • UndercoverElephantUndercoverElephant Posts: 5,796
    edited March 2016
    Oh yes! Shame I'm kind-of locked to Garmin because I bet that's a whole lot easier to see under streetlights than an LCD screen.
  • luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,362
    Saw that, also want 8) How much are we talking? Mega bucks?
    Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Pinnacle Arkose X 650b - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,481
    no idea on cost. It isn't even live on kickstarter yet. I expect it will be eye wateringly expensive. But then I have weaned myself off Rapha this year, so may be able to justify an expensive bauble or two.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,109
    mrfpb wrote:
    Saw this in my e-mail inbox and immediately thought "WANT!"

    http://www.alwaysriding.com/_wp/wp-cont ... ometer.jpg

    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/features/ ... eedometer/

    Should look good on my silver CdF. Imperial units of course.

    I'm confused about the first link - is the dark faced one intended for a bike? Am I cycling much slower than everyone else?
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,481
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    mrfpb wrote:
    Saw this in my e-mail inbox and immediately thought "WANT!"

    http://www.alwaysriding.com/_wp/wp-cont ... ometer.jpg

    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/features/ ... eedometer/

    Should look good on my silver CdF. Imperial units of course.

    I'm confused about the first link - is the dark faced one intended for a bike? Am I cycling much slower than everyone else?
    The dark faced one is metric - so 30kph at the top of the dial, the imperial one has 18mph at the top of the dial.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Now on kickstarter. Raised USD 50K. Needs $150K.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/om ... peedometer
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    edited April 2016
    ~£350!
    Be great if they did a pressure style gauge for power users.

    edit: Thinking about it, why not make the 'Apple' watch of bike computers and create a round unit with a digital display that can do any clock face you want.
    Doesn't have as much novelty I guess.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    It is very very nice - but 350quid with no cadence, no hbm, no power. Shame no one can just make an Ant+ thingie that takes the data from a garmin etc and puts it on a decent looking display
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    iPete wrote:
    ~£350!
    Be great if they did a pressure style gauge for power users.

    edit: Thinking about it, why not make the 'Apple' watch of bike computers and create a round unit with a digital display that can do any clock face you want.
    Doesn't have as much novelty I guess.
    Or G Force readout when putting the hammer down... :twisted:



    would need to show a few decimal places :oops:
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    dhope wrote:
    iPete wrote:
    ~£350!
    Be great if they did a pressure style gauge for power users.

    edit: Thinking about it, why not make the 'Apple' watch of bike computers and create a round unit with a digital display that can do any clock face you want.
    Doesn't have as much novelty I guess.
    Or G Force readout when putting the hammer down... :twisted:



    would need to show a few decimal places :oops:

    Lets get a kickstarter* going!
    Are modern screens like those in the Garmin 1000 or 520 good enough for this idea?

    and make the public pay for our failure
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    iPete wrote:
    dhope wrote:
    iPete wrote:
    ~£350!
    Be great if they did a pressure style gauge for power users.

    edit: Thinking about it, why not make the 'Apple' watch of bike computers and create a round unit with a digital display that can do any clock face you want.
    Doesn't have as much novelty I guess.
    Or G Force readout when putting the hammer down... :twisted:



    would need to show a few decimal places :oops:

    Lets get a kickstarter* going!
    Are modern screens like those in the Garmin 1000 or 520 good enough for this idea?

    and make the public pay for our failure

    Depends on the target market. Antique pressure gauge maybe?
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    Possibly need a pull cord to sound a horn before pulling away. Would let Rower let people know it's time to board the diesel train.
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,690
    Analogic is the future!

    I'll take my coat...
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    iPete wrote:
    ~£350!
    Be great if they did a pressure style gauge for power users.

    edit: Thinking about it, why not make the 'Apple' watch of bike computers and create a round unit with a digital display that can do any clock face you want.
    Doesn't have as much novelty I guess.

    Garmin sort of do that with connect IQ.

    only runs on 520 or 1000 of the bike head units and the apps are only slightly configurable. the WBAL ometer is superb for 1 hour efforts. they do other things that show power/ speed in rev counter format with say up to 4 standard text based widgets surrounding it on the GUI.

    the running devices have a variety of clock faces and other bits and bobs...

    I use the 520 and a few of these.

    https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/devices/e ... field/apps
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Thanks Phil, it didn't take long to crush my Kickstarter dreams did it?
    Now I want a 520 but have to wait for the 800 to die.
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