Wahoo Fitness Introduces Magnetless Stick-On Bluetooth RPM Cadence Sensor

by Brian Mullin on December 27, 2013

Photo courtesy of  Wahoo Fitness

Update: The sensor is now dual band and can be paired with both Bluetooth 4.0 and/or ANT+ devices. Refer to Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor now with Dual Band

Wahoo
Fitness just released their new RPM bluetooth cadence sensor, which
attaches to your crankarm as either a stick-on or  silicone sleeve with
zip ties. The $49.99 sensor is magnet-free, and converses via Bluetooth
to your smartphone iOS device.  You can pair the device to several
fitness apps, including Wahoo Fitness, Strava and MapMyRide, so that you
can view and to track and display cadence information. This look like a
nice sensor for cadence, with highlights going to the simple install
and lack of the need for a magnet. I have been testing their Wahoo Blue SC (speed and cadence) and Wahoo Blue HR (heart rate) sensors along with their new RFLKT+ computer, and should have a review completed shortly on these great products.

Photo courtesy of  Wahoo Fitness

Press Release

Wireless, magnet-less and lightweight sensor seamlessly integrates cadence data to the cycling app of your choice
Atlanta, GA—December 26, 2013 – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in iPhone™ powered cycling, introduces the RPM Cadence Sensor.
RPM is a lightweight and hassle-free way to track cycling cadence. With
a convenient magnet-less installation and feather light weight of only
seven grams, RPM can attach to any bike instantly displaying cadence
data via popular cycling apps. RPM is available now for $49.99 or
bundled with the RFLKT Smart Bike Computer for $149.99.
The
RPM Cadence Sensor connects wirelessly to the user’s iOS device through
Bluetooth 4.0 technology sending cadence data to top cycling apps like Wahoo Fitness, Strava and MayMyRide.
Unlike most speed and cadence sensors, RPM is magnet-less making setup
an ease. LED lights flash when connected signaling wireless connection
is active; eliminating the chance of logging a long ride just to find
out no data was captured. The sensor does not need to be charged and
will run on one coin cell battery for up to two years, allowing the
sensor to remain on the user’s bike between rides.
Photo courtesy of  Wahoo Fitness
“RPM
is a great option because it’s hassle-free, lightweight and doesn’t
require any additional hardware to connect to the user’s phone or bike,”
said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “The sleek design, magnet-less
install and long battery life provide a simple and efficient way to add
cadence data to all the other metrics you monitor like heart rate,
speed, distance, power and time.”
Wahoo Fitness RPM Cadence Sensor features include:
  • Pairs with the Wahoo Fitness app, or popular cycling apps Strava and MapMyRide, to track and display cadence data
  • Compatible with iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, iPod Touch (5th generation), and iPad (3rd and 4th generation)
  • LED lights flash when sensor is connected to the iOS app and ready to go
  • Two magnet-free mounting options are included for an easy installation (3M tape or mounting sleeve)
  • Replaceable battery does not need to be charged between rides and runs for up to 2 years
The
RPM Cadence Monitor is available now at WahooFitness.com for $49.99 per
unit. For more information on Wahoo Fitness, please visit www.WahooFitness.com and for a complete list of compatible Apps, please visit www.WahooFitness.com/Apps.
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About Wahoo Fitness:
Located in Atlanta, GA., Wahoo Fitness connects iOS devices and
smartphones to your favorite fitness activities – running, biking, and
gym going. Wahoo Fitness’ award winning line of Bluetooth Smart products
also include the Wahoo Blue HR heart rate strap, which adds heart rate
training to your iPhone, the Wahoo Blue SC speed & cadence sensor,
which provides accurate speed and pedaling cadence data to your iPhone,
the Wahoo RFLKT Bike Computer, the world’s first iPhone powered bike
computer, and the KICKR Power Trainer, the world’s first iOS powered
bike trainer.

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