"Apple could be looking to expand on its experience with the Nike+ technology with a novel interface for cyclists, if a newly filed patent is anything to go by.
First spotted by Apple-watcher Patently Apple, the US patent details a "Smart Bicycle System" which hooks in to an "electronic device" - something which the diagrams show as not being a million miles away from an iPod in design - in order to track information such as speed, distance, altitude, heart rate, wind speed, and power.
By tracking this information - in a similar way to the company's Nike+ system for runners - cyclists would be able to better analyse their performance and potentially improve their ability. The possibility for inter-networking between devices is also mentioned in the patent, giving those who ride as part of a team the ability to monitor how their colleagues are performing.
While this is far from the first bicycle computer to hit the market, Apple's patent demonstrates that it is looking to take the next step and progress the technology far beyond what is currently available by mixing sensors on the bike itself with those built in to the "electronic device" - such as the GPS and accelerometer sensors in the iPhone..."
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The old Apple iMac has a good streamlined shape, it makes for a darn good bike windshield / fairing.
Am I the only one who knows about the Apple Bike Computer? I didn't see any threads about it here at bikeforums.
I must have some of you people thoroughly confused . The reincarnation of an old Apple iMac as a bike fairing is my work; although it does prove that a piece of plastic can be made into a streamlined shape and mass-produced.
The yellow bike is the NFA Vehicles Type 10, which previously had a 1982 Suzuki fairing.
It seems that the Apple Bike Computer Patent has come at the same time that I mounted an older Apple Computer on my bike. I hope this doesn't cause too much confusion.
I will allow anyone to post a reply, on either my Apple Bike Computer, OR the one Apple is working on, specifically for bicycles.