Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Long Beach
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BLUE TOOTH TECHNOLOGY for powertap, heart rate, cadence and others...and not ANT
Why don't they make blue tooth connection in the cellphones for our sensors in our bikes?
Cellphones nowadays are very powerful computers that can easily outdo any electronic gadgets for cycling.
I am surprised why they have not incorporated blue tooth technology to connect to these devices.
The only think I can think of is the battery usage. However battery is not a problem, we have external battery charger/case or larger pack battery for cellphones. Recharging a cellphone is very easy, you can even charge it in the car. I just don't know why they don't use bluetooth.
Wouldn't be a good marketing strategy... all you carry is one cellphone? use cadence, heart rate and etc.
You can even listen to music such as pandora, slacker, amazon icloud or your workout music files. If you get lost you can even use navigation. Answering phone will be easy, since you only have one gadget. And... Strava is directly connected to cellphones.
Imagine all the apps can be created to import your stats, to compare and evaluate to increase speed.
So why not bluetooth?
Is there any such technologies out there such as bluetooth besides wahoo(since wahoo is not a bluetooth)?
Can you guys think of anything that maybe stopping company to produce this?
Imagine, using cellphones as our primary computer in our bike, an APP that tells you how far distance miles or km the breakaway groups are(this would be made possible when an app like strava will pinpoint the locations of the riders). In addition, imagine an APP will calculate how much cadence or wattage you need to produce in a time to catch up with them before finish line, and readjust itself if the breakaway group slows down or go faster.
The possibilities of BLUE TOOTH/Cellphone technology.
There are cellphones out there that has a quadcore processors, faster than many computers.
What do you guys think? You think this is would work? or is it a sucky idea?