Velocomp (makers of iBike) have released a new cycling fitness system that is designed to work with you iPhone / iPod touch. You can choose from several fitness plans, some of which are designed by Hunter Allen (world class power cycling coach). The system supposedly automatically adjusts to your exercise goals. We hope to get our hands on one of these soon for a review. In the mean time, you can read the press release below.
VELOCOMP SHIPS IBIKE POWERHOUSE
FOR IPHONE/IPOD TOUCH
WORLD'S FIRST INTELLIGENT CYCLING FITNESS SYSTEM
July 16, 2012 - Boca Raton, FL - Velocomp www.ibikesports.com, a leading sports technology company and creator of the iBike Dash CC Cycling Computer, announced today that it is now shipping iBike© POWERHOUSETM, the world's first intelligent cycling fitness system that automatically adjusts to your exercise goals. Based on assessments of your fitness level, the revolutionary iBike POWERHOUSE works with your iPhone and iPod touch to measure, guide and motivate you to achieve important health, appearance, and fitness goals. The POWERHOUSE method maximizes the benefit of each ride and shortens the time needed to achieve results.
iBike POWERHOUSE combines iBike's patented power measurement and analysis technologies with automatically-adjusting, goal-oriented cycling plans -- all delivered through the incredible display and computing power of the iPhone/iPod touch.
Choose Your Goal-Based Plan - iBike POWERHOUSE Guides You Step-by-Step
Working out with iBike POWERHOUSE is easy. Select a goal-based plan, from "iSlim," "CycleMax," "Express Fitness," "Brazilian Butt," "Weekend Warrior," and "Zero to 20 miles" -- just some of the plans available. Then, over a period of 4-6 weeks, iBike POWERHOUSE guides you through a series of 45-90 minute bike rides. During each ride, you are directed to pedal at specific levels of effort (power), customized to the plan's goals and your measured fitness level. So, a "couch potato" will start out at a challenging but lower level of effort, whereas a fitter cyclist will start the same plan at a significantly higher level of effort.
Fitness Plans Designed by Power-Cycling Coach Hunter Allen
iBike POWERHOUSE's fitness plans are designed by Hunter Allen, one of the world's foremost power-cycling coaches. Allen's plans have been proven over nearly 20 years of coaching cyclists at all levels -- from beginner to world class. And, in addition to the structured ride information for each plan, videos are included with tips from Allen for getting the most out of your cycling.
iBike POWERHOUSE is a complete system, including:
- A water/shock resistant "smart case" for the iPhone/iPod touch.
- Patented electronics that perform all cycling measurements, including power.
- The iBike POWERHOUSE app that interacts with iBike's electronics.
- A wireless speed/cadence sensor.
- Handle bar mounting system.
- The ability to listen to music or take phone calls while cycling*
"The iBike POWERHOUSE is the only product that creates cycling plans customized to your fitness level and goals, and that automatically adjusts as you improve," said John Hamann, CEO, Velocomp. "iBike POWERHOUSE is a must for anyone who owns a bike and who wants to achieve measurable improvement towards health and fitness goals or improve their overall cycling."
Available immediately at: www.ibikesports.com, iBike POWERHOUSE is priced at $279 MSRP. It includes the case, electronics, POWERHOUSE app, speed/cadence sensor, iSlim and CycleMax plans, and mounting system. Additional fitness plans are available in-app, priced at $9.99 each. For more information, see www.ibikepowerhouse.com.
About Velocomp - First to Deliver Precision Measurement and Expert Guidance for Outstanding Sports Performance
Velocomp, LLP is a sports technology company based in Boca Raton, Florida. The first in the bicycle industry to deliver advanced power measurement at a mainstream price, Velocomp is dedicated to product breakthroughs in the areas of performance, measurement, design, and value. Launched in June 2006, iBike© power meters are being enjoyed worldwide by cyclists of all levels. In 2010, Velocomp introduced the iBike Dash, the first complete bicycle system for the iPhone and iPod touch. For more information, see www.iBikeSports.com.
*requires Bluetooth headset - not included