Want your bicycle to sound like a Harley?

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 14, 2007 —, a division of Bass Object Technologies Inc., released a new version SoundOfMotion 2.0 of the bicycle computer for mobile devices. It includes a Java application and a specially designed Bluetooth wireless sensor. The application runs on any Java enabled mobile devices. Bluetooth is used for wireless connectivity to the sensor, attached to a bycycle’s wheel. Priced competitively with regular wireless bike computers at $69, the new version offers many additional features such as large color graphic display, travel data recording and sound simulation for safety.

Many cyclists carry their cell phones as a dead weight while riding a bicycle. will turn their mobile devices into an advanced cycle computer while allowing them to concurrently answer calls or listen to music through a Bluetooth wireless headset.

The specially designed Bluetooth wireless sensor is 250 times more accurate than traditional cycling computers with spoke based magnetic switches. This high accuracy is achieved from using a highly sensitive magnetic field sensor. It is capable of detecting as little as 1.5 degree of wheel rotation or less than 1 cm (1/3 of an inch) of linear motion. This new sensing technology opens a door to accurately measure speed and distance as well as torque and even cadence without any additional sensors.

Using advantages of a large color display, common in many mobile phones, the application shows speed, acceleration, distance and time in large digits, making it easy to read while pedaling in the sun or at night. The detailed travel data can be stored on a phone and uploaded to a computer in a spreadsheet format for training analysis.

One distinct safety feature of the device is a sound simulator. Cars and pedestrians often collide with cyclists on busy streets because they just can’t hear an approaching bicycle. Imagine, if your bicycle could sound like a Harley, or a horse, or even a steam train? You would definitely get their attention! On average, 750 bicycling fatalities and 50,000 injuries happen in the US yearly, mainly during the daytime.

The sound simulation technology allows MP3 enabled phones to play sounds through a mini-amplifier, the size of a PDA including 9V battery, accurately simulating the cyclist’s acceleration and speed. Current sound themes simulate motorcycle, horse and steam train. Like ringtones, users could also compose their own sounds. Riders could easily control the sound volume without taking their hands off the handle bar.

The sound simulation patent-pending technology was inspired by the founder, Vladimir Savchenko, originally for hybrid cars. “Hybrid cars are notoriously known to tangle with pedestrians and cyclists because of their silent electrical engines. As a hybrid driver, I constantly notice people crossing the street right in front of my car without realizing that car is moving.” After testing our sound simulation technology on bicycles we could see it also adopted by hybrid drivers.

The new version 2.0 has been released for the North American market. also offers lucrative worldwide licensing opportunities for its patent-pending technology.


  1. Moe

    Mmm, I like the idea of having a cyclocomputer on my phone, I don’t know about that Harley Sound, my phone is not that loud.

  2. Cornfed Jay

    This is a total and complete Fred gizmo….

  3. Moe

    It’s not compatible with my phone… Total bummer….

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