Speedometer For Your Bike: World’s First ‘Analog’ GPS Gauge

A handlebar-mounted, old-school speedometer that tracks speeds up to 65 miles per hour is finally here.

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The OMATA One will begin shipping in February 2017

Upstart OMATA launched a Kickstarter to fund its to-be-released, handlebar-mounted speedometer. We’ve seen nothing like it.

The dial monitors distance, ascent, and time on a highly-readable face. It uploads riding data to Strava and other GPX-format training apps.

Analog Form, Digital Function

Made in Oulu, Finland, the device has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 24 hours. Its sleek, minimalist design is reminiscent of high-performance autos.

While its speed-tracking display captures the most attention, its other utility is inside, where a GPS computer records the critical data from your ride.

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Until now, riders relied on digital displays, be it a mounted phone on handlebars or a dedicated bike computer. This classic take is a refreshing update to the increasingly electronic stylings of bike tech.

Founded in 2014 by a handful of designers and engineers, OMATA looks to be making a big splash in the industry with this component that is both stylistically and functionally elegant.

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The OMATA One is available in white or grey, and either kilometers or miles.

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Kickstarter buy-ins begin at $499 and will retail at $599. Not cheap, but once on the market it will be a one-of-a-kind tool for dedicated speed junkies who have cash to spend.

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Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie – from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it’s outside, it’s worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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