This week’s five cool things are all about technology, with a focus on cycling. From gadgets that enhance your outdoor rides to accessories that elevate your indoor training sessions, there’s something for every cyclist. Let’s take a closer look at these innovative products.
First up is the Garmin Edge 840 Solar Cycle Computer. This cycle computer is designed for cyclists who value long battery life. With its 2.6″ color touchscreen, it offers a range of features including an IPX7 water rating and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last up to 32 hours. What sets it apart is its solar-powered capability, allowing you to charge it using the sun’s energy. As per the report, this device has received positive reviews and we’re excited to see how it performs in our own tests.
Next on the list is the DJI Osmo Action 3 Adventure Combo camera. Whether you’re an aspiring cycling YouTuber or simply want to capture memorable moments from your rides, this camera claims to be revolutionary for any cyclist. It boasts a waterproof build and can shoot 4K HDR video with realistic details even in high-contrast situations. The HorizonSteady technology ensures stable and level images, even during extreme off-road trips. With a battery life of 160 minutes and operational capabilities in temperatures as low as -20°C, this camera seems like a reliable companion for any cycling adventure.
If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while cycling but still wants to be aware of your surroundings, the TOZO OpenReal Headphones might be worth considering. These open-ear headphones rest outside your ear canal, allowing you to hear ambient sounds while enjoying rich and transparent sound quality similar to a live concert experience (minus the wind noise when descending at high speeds). They connect via Bluetooth 5.3 and feature touch controls for easy music control, volume adjustment, and call handling.
For indoor cyclists, the new Zwift Play Controllers promise to revolutionize the virtual cycling experience. These Bluetooth handlebar remotes eliminate the need for a keyboard during your Zwift sessions. You can navigate menus, control workouts, select routes, and activate PowerUps without taking your hands off the handlebars. Additionally, these controllers offer steering and braking control, making racing and group rides feel more realistic. As we approach indoor racing season, these controllers are expected to enhance the Honestly Zwift experience.
Lastly, we have the Suunto Smart Heart Rate Monitor. Designed for sports that may disrupt wrist heart rate monitoring, such as cycling, this monitor offers an interesting feature called RR memory. It allows you to record data even when your receiving device is not within Bluetooth range. However, please note that this feature only works with select Suunto watches.
These five cool tech items offer exciting possibilities for cyclists of all levels and preferences. Whether you’re looking to enhance your outdoor rides or improve your indoor training sessions, these gadgets have something unique to offer. Stay tuned for full reviews of these products in the future.
In the meantime, if you want more detailed information about any of these technologies or other cycling-related topics, be sure to check out our in-depth reviews here road.cc. Happy cycling!
As per the report: “https://road.cc/content/tech-news/five-cool-tech-things-garmin-suunto-dji-and-more-303789”