New iPhone Bike Computer, Mount Roll Up to Apple Store

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Seems practically everyone has cottoned on to the idea that the iPhone makes for a stellar cycling computer — because hardware that turns the iPhone into a feature-packed riding companion keeps popping up. The latest is Velocomp’s iBike Dash series of app-enhanced hardware stashed inside their waterproof Phone Booth case that work with its free iBike app.

The unit starts out at $200 for the waterproof case with built-in ANT+ receiver and a speed sensor for your bike; $329 will bag you the Deluxe kit that adds a heart-rate strap, cadence sensor and supplemental battery for the iPhone. Velocomp also sells the Phone Booth case only — without the ANT+ electronics in it — for $50.

The waterproof case looks pretty rugged, but pricing strikes us as a tad steep compared with other kits out there from Wahoo, Digifit and New Potato Technologies (even though we were less-than-enthusiastic about the latter).

  • jnjnjn3

    The iPhone is a perfect data recorder but its display is defeated by a $20 bicycle computer.
    With very bright light the iPhone display is useless.

    J.

  • Jurrina Lambrechts

    Apple always gave us such a magnificent stuff that nobody
    can. The price of the bike i Phone is not as high as compare to other companies
    i Phones. I will but that i Phone from Computer
    Repair New York
    shop because they have all iPhone
    stuff in their shop. Eli Milchman thanks for sharing the article.