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Old 03-21-13, 08:54 AM
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clichty
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BikeSpike GPS Tracker

Looks like a pretty good idea, would let me relax a little more at my desk knowing my bike is a little safer locked up outside. Probably could be used for some unsafe/illegal tracking if one wanted to but for a bike it would be great.

(FYI not involved whatsoever in the project, just stumbled up on it)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/.../the-bikespike

PROTECT YOUR RIDE, SPIKE YOUR BIKE!
The BikeSpike is backed by the world’s smallest GPS chipset with a built-in antenna, an on-board accelerometer, and a connection to a global cellular network.

What does it do?
•Monitor your bike's location on a map using your phone or computer
•Grant temporary access to local law enforcement, helping increase the chances of recovery.
•Digitally "lock" your bike and receive a notification if your bike moves from it's geo-fenced location or if someone even tampers with it.
•Collision detection system can alert key members of your contact list and share the location of an accident.
•Share your stats (distance, speed, and courses...) with friends, coaches and spectators.
•Monitor your children and get notified if they ride out of their safe zone.
•Our open API allows developers to create gaming and fitness apps that you can download and use with the device or use the data created from the BikeSpike to integrate with the existing apps you already love. Export a GPX file.
•PLUS, with the Hacker Pack, you can connect it to a motorcycle or other on-board batteries for a continual charge
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