Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor – now with Dual Band Technology

by Brian Mullin on June 24, 2014

Wahoo Introduces RPM Cadence Sensor With Bluetooth & ANT+ Connectivity
RPM now connects with nearly any device, fits on any bike, and does not require charging

The Wahoo Fitness cadence sensor is now dual band and can be paired with both Bluetooth 4.0 and/or ANT+ compatible devices. The
$49.99 sensor is wireless and magnet-free, and attaches to your
crankarm as either a stick-on or silicone sleeve with zip ties. 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 on your smartphone.

This look like a nice sensor
for cadence, with highlights going to the simple install and lack of the
need for a magnet. I like that it is now dual band so that it can be
used with my Garmin GPS computers or my iPhone.

Features

  • Dual Technology: Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ compatible
  • Sleek and lightweight design: Only 7 grams
  • Easy installation: No magnets!
  • Two LED lights: Blue to signal Bluetooth connection and red to signal cadence detection.
  • Shoe mount option: Can be worn on your shoe like a traditional footpod for spin classes or multiple bikes
  • Two bike mount options: (1) mount with double sided 3M tape, or (2) use the silicone sleeve and mount with zip ties.
  • No charging required: Operates on a coin cell battery for up to 2 years
  • Universal Fit: RPM will work with any bikes
  • Works with iPhone 4s and newer, Compatible Android devices, iPod Touch (5th generation), the new iPad (3rd and 4th generations)

Press Release

(Atlanta,
GA – June 24, 2014) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in iPhone powered
cycling, running and fitness, is pleased to announce dual-band
capability of the RPM Cadence Sensor. Now, the user can pair the sensor
with both Bluetooth 4.0 and/or ANT+ devices, increasing its versatility.
The sensor is available immediately at WahooFitness.com and at
specialty retailers later this summer for $49.99.
The sleek,
7-gram wireless cadence sensor eliminates magnets, and it connects
wirelessly to your iOS, Android OS 4.3 or greater, or any device with
Bluetooth 4.0 and/or ANT+ capability. The RPM collects and displays your
cadence data through the free Wahoo Fitness App or your favorite
cycling app. The sensor runs on a coin cell battery, does not require
charging, and the universal fit allows the RPM to work with any bike.
The RPM can also be worn vertically on your shoe like a traditional foot
pod for indoor cycling.
 
We’ve seen an incredible emergence of
devices that connect to Smartphones,” says Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo
Fitness. “Adding ANT+ connectivity to our proven RPM Cadence Sensor only
serves to make it more flexible and useful for a wider range of
cyclists.”

ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 capable, the RPM Cadence Sensor
easily connects to a range of smartphones and GPS devices. RPM can also
be paired with a range of the most popular cycling and fitness apps
including Strava, MapMyRide and Cyclemeter.

For more information on Wahoo Fitness, please visit www.WahooFitness.com.

About Wahoo Fitness

Located
in Atlanta, GA., Wahoo Fitness has created a full ecosystem of sensors
and devices for the runner, cyclist or general fitness enthusiast. Wahoo
Fitness’s award winning line of Bluetooth Smart products include the
KICKR indoor bike trainer, the world’s first smartphone powered bike
trainer, the RFLKT and RFLKT+ line of bike computers, the world’s first
smartphone connected bike computers, and the new TICKR family of
chest-based wearables. The TICKR family, composed of the TICKR, TICKR
Run and TICKR X, combine heart rate training with advanced motion
analytics.

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