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Crowdfunding to start soon for Bitmotion bike system

Bitmotion say their product 'turns any bike into a smart bike', with ride metrics, navigation, accident detection and an automatic bike light

The smart system links with your phone and provides a whole host of connected features, promising an 'immersive ride experience'. 

The information is pretty thin on the ground so far, but what we can see is that Bitmotion is a device that you attach your phone onto, secure to your handlebars and also has an integrated light.  Navigation looks clean and super simple, with turn-by-turn instructions that is optimised to find your fastest route. In terms of smartphone connectivity it runs off Bluetooth LE 4.32, and will be available on Android 4.4 and iOS. ​

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It tracks the basic speed, distance, altitude, calories etc, which can of course shared via Strava or Facebook. Bitmotion are claiming that the battery life is up to 30 hours. There's also an intelligent accident detection algorithm included in the ride protocol. The device detects potential accidents the rider is involved in and informs priority contacts along with your location.  

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The integrated AutoSmart Light looks particularly interesting, and Bitmotion say it's button-less with multi-mode functionality. It considers multiple factors like the ride patterns, external lighting conditions and time of the day to set the correct lighting for the conditions without you having to lift a finger. 

Crowdfunding is set to start some time this month on Indiegogo, with no pricing information confirmed as of yet. For more info check out Bitmotion's website. 


Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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